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Week 1 highs and lows

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    <blockquote>Source: NFL.com

    By Cris Collinsworth

    <strong>Worst gamble:</strong> The San Diego Chargers. Never has a team worked so hard to lose. I picked the Chargers to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, so I will hold them to a higher standard. Drew Brees and his offensive teammates looked good against the new-look Cowboys' 3-4 defense for most of the game. But the Chargers couldn't or wouldn't use their two best weapons with the game on the line. Tight end Antonio Gates, who was suspended by the team for the first game because of a contract dispute, had to sit on the sideline and watch the team's failed attempt to score from the 7-yard line in the final minute. The one star they did have, LaDainian Tomlinson -- arguably the best player in the game -- did not even touch the ball in the final sequence. (It should be noted the Chargers had one timeout left). That was the biggest self-inflicted loss of the opening weekend.

    The Chargers are still a formidable team, but they cannot give games away. Cornerback Quentin Jammer kept at least two drives alive with holding penalties -- one on Jason Witten when he was not even in the play. If the Chargers can just get out of their own way, they can compete for a title.

    <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/8841755" target="_blank"><strong>Article Link </strong></a>

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