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Thoughts about Sunday’s (9/11/11) game:

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    1) The eagle flying around the stadium is awesome. That majestic bird passing just over the heads of the fans was a site to behold.
    2) The Vikings Defense is going to win them some games, they are fast.
    3) The Chargers running game is a short pass.
    4) Shawn Philips’ interception of McNabb was a thing of beauty.
    5) If you are going to give up a big play (like a KO return) do it early.
    6) The Chargers made some wonderful halftime adjustments on both sides of the ball.
    7) The Chargers are ¼ of the way to a quick start.
    8) Chargers D held the Viking scoreless in the second, aaaand:
    a. Allowed only 1 rush of more than 10 yards in the second that was to McNabb on a scramble.
    b. Vikings only had 4 possessions in the second half.
    c. Vikings only had only 2 first downs the second half.
    d. McNabb was 0-5 on passes in the second half, ended the half 1-6 for 2 yards.
    e. Vikings were held to a total of 28 yards of offense the second half.
    9) Mathews will have a lot of yards in the short passing game this season:
    a. Though he had only 45 yards on 12 attempts he gained 73 yards on 8 receptions for 118 total yards of offense.
    b. That 118 yards lead the team (behind Rivers of course).
    10) Tolbert with 3 TDs? Some fantasy owners are kicking themselves for not starting him!
    11) Gates looks a little slow on the field, but still puts his body in position to make the catches.
    12) Sad to see Luis Castillo go down. However, I think this season the backups are in a position to replace him without a big drop in production.
    13) Seriously hate seeing and hearing Chargers fans say they are happy about Kaeding being hurt. That is Raider fan type crap in my honest opinion…
    14) It took Rivers 2 quarters to settle down, once he did he ignored the pressure and made some nice throws. In the first half he looked like he reacted and hurries his passes because of what the Vikings were doing. Look for other teams to try this here on out.
    15) I expected to see more pressure on McNabb.
    16) Our secondary did a great job. Yes they (especially Cason) got lucky on some plays, but luck is a real factor to this game.
    17) Donald Butler and Takeo Spikes lead the D in tackles with 5 solo each and 1, 6 assist respectively.
    18) The Defense will have to create more turnovers as the season goes on. Be a really good time to start doing that next week vs. New England.
    19) Corey Liuget looked good while he was in there, he, Vaugh Martin, and Cam Thomas are going to have to step up to fill in for Castillo. We may see the return of Ogi…
    20) All in all, I like this win more than a blow out. It tells me something when the team holds in there after 2 interceptions, a kick off return and struggles throughout the first half to win. I never want this team to quit and they did not yesterday. On to New England.
     
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  2. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Good observations.
     
  3. Chargerfn909

    Chargerfn909 High and tight kid, high and tight!

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    Definitely cannot believe the opening kickoff. I am still in awe about that one.

    PR wasn't his normal self, hopefully they got the jitters out because NE is gonna be a TOUGH game!
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    ............................MIN............ SD
    1st Downs ...........10 ............ 31
    Passing 1st downs 3 ............ 21
    Rushing 1st downs 7 ............ 5
    1st downs from Penalties 0 ............ 5
    3rd down efficiency 4-11............6-13
    4th down efficiency 0-0 ............ 0-1
    Total Plays 43 ............ 77
    Total Yards 187 ............ 407
    Passing 28............ 330
    Comp-Att 6-15............33-48
    Yards per pass 1.9 ............ 6.9
    Rushing 159 ............ 77
    Rushing Attempts 26 ............ 27
    Yards per rush 6.1 ............ 2.9
    Red Zone (Made-Att) 1-2............ 3-6
    Penalties 9-78 ............ 4-26
    Turnovers 1 ............ 2
    Fumbles lost 0 ............ 0
    Interceptions thrown 1 ............ 2
    Defensive / Special Teams TDs 1............ 0
    Possession 22:43 ............ 37:17:00
     
  5. ViennaLager

    ViennaLager FC Eintracht Bamberg Smokey Beers

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    Bush League fans. Terrible.
     
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  6. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    I don't get why you would ever want someone that's on your team to get hurt or anyone for that matter.
     
  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Why is it hard to understand that a lot of our fans hate Nate? I do, and it's for 1 reason: He's a choker. He has 1 job to do when called upon. He excels at it in the regular season only to become terrible in the postseason? That does not compute. How does that happen? IMO his head is screwed up.

    Have you ever hated a guy on the team? For example, did you hate Leaf? FTR, I'm not saying Nate = Leaf btw. No one is that bad.
     
  8. ViennaLager

    ViennaLager FC Eintracht Bamberg Smokey Beers

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    Not liking Nate and glad he is injured and out for the season is 2 different things. Bush League, plain and simple.

    BTW - Nate was 4 for 4 in the AFC championship game, a bigger game than a wild card of divisional playoff game.
     
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  9. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I'm not above being Bush League when it comes to hating on players. Personally, I do not "hate" Nate Kaeding as a person, I don't even know the guy. He seems like a pretty good dude who just happens to **** his pants in the playoffs. But what I do hate is his play. Sometimes it seems like getting guys injured is the only way any change happens on the team and it's incredibly frustrating and that's when you see guys being happy someone got hurt because it's the only way change happens on the roster.

    So, just so people are clear, it's not about wishing death on our own players. It's about being happy that a change is finally going to occur at the K position, a change long overdue in some of our minds.
     
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  10. ViennaLager

    ViennaLager FC Eintracht Bamberg Smokey Beers

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    That's all I need to know. The rest I didn't even read.
     
  11. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Awesome.
     
  12. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to comment on the situation. Stay tuned for an official press release.
     
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  13. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Who are you again? :D
     
  14. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Nate has Heart. He is a GAMER.
    Week 1 Kaeding Hester Tackle.jpg
     
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  15. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    But there's a difference between wanting the guy off the team and cheering an injury.
     

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