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Week 3 Balls and Birds

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I'm starting this thread early because this team doesn't deserve the respect today of someone starting it post game.

    Balls - Melvin Ingram: Quietly played a solid game, got some pressure, made some tackles, did well in coverage. Didn't record a sack but got close a couple times.

    Birds - Philip Rivers: Pretty much panicked and lost this game for us.
    Defense - Horrendous on 3rd downs, it was 2011 all over again today.
    Mathews - Fumbling inside the 5 yard line ruined what was actually a pretty good day for him.
    Floyd - Dropped multiple passes.
    Gates - Dropped multiple passes.
    Scifres - For the worst punt of his entire career.
    Norv - For not making any adjustments when the Falcons were bringing the house. No slants, drags, outs, hitches, digs, even when Philip was standing in his own endzone. He did not help Rivers today.
     
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  2. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I don't think its come to that, but this was a circa 2011, 2010 peformance today against our first real test of the season.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Sky is not falling but we finally played a good team. ;)
     
  5. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Best thing is Den and Oak lose and AFC W standings stay with SD on top. And gotta love that it wasnt a AFL team and wont come into consideration for tie breakers.
     
  6. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yeah but this is a confidence hit for us, we don't even belong on the same field as the Falcons.
     
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  7. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Thanks to Matty for starting this...was not looking forward to it.
     
  8. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Don't look now but OAK is down 3 with the ball...10 and change to go.
     
  9. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Den also may pull out a W. We still are top of the division. GOOD his foot went out!!
     
  10. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Birds- Chargers
    shyte birds - River's and Rygina.
     
  11. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Birds: No one
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    Two Balls: Charger fans who run around screaming that the world is ending
     
  12. ETicket

    ETicket Well-Known Member

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    LOL..

    Balls: yep, you've got 'em
     
  13. ETicket

    ETicket Well-Known Member

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    We are who we thought we were.
     
  14. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    Birds: Our O-line and the people who put it together.
     
  15. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Birds: Not enough of them to give away...
     
  16. Ride The Lightning

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

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    Balls: Falcons
    Birds: Chargers

    :mad:
     
  17. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    Balls: Me, and YOU! (for being Chargers fans)
    Birds: Everyone from A.J. down to the red-headed assistant waterboy.
     
  19. Scott the Rock

    Scott the Rock BoltTalker

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    I didn't get to see the game. Was Mathews bad? He fumbled?
     
  20. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Balls:
    Non-3rd down defense.
    Ingram

    Birds:
    3rd down defense
    Mathews' ball security
    Floyd and Gates' ball-catching skills
    interior line pass-blocking.

    The Chargers gave it up more than virgins on prom night. This was not a good game for us, and the badness started when Mathews coughed the ball up after we'd driven the ball 85 yards down the field.
     
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  21. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    The fumble taints everyones view of the game, but the truth is Ryan Mathews looked like a beast just about every time he touched the ball. He has speed to the corner, he lowered his head and plowed people, he broke multiple arm tackles, and I don't think I ever saw the first player that hit him actually bring him down.

    I was pumped about his play, right up until he fumbled. He deserves the boo birds coming down on him tonight for costing us a huge momentum shift in the game, but I can't wait to see him come back next week and put 100 on the Chiefs.
     
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  22. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    The last space shuttle Challenger launch looked great right up until it exploded, too...
     
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  23. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    What a completely classless thing to say. ^^^^^^DOUCHEBAG^^^^^^
     
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  24. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Point is I'm not worried about Mathews, I'm pretty confident he'd have broken 100 yards today if Norv hadn't bailed on the run game at halftime. It was working, and it was taking pressure off of Rivers, and once again Norv jumped ship too early and the Falcons blitzed like hell.

    We should have run Battle more as well, to wear down that ATL defense that was barely on the field at all.
     
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  25. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to give a ball to Torrey Smith even though he has nothing to do with this game. He came and caught two TDs for the Ravens and had an amazing game after losing his brother not even 24 hours ago.
     
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  26. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I know, I sat him today for Reggie Wayne.:( I didn't think he'd play.
     
  27. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Reggie Wayne has always been overrated
     
  28. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    But always good for 4 or 5 points. I figured I'd better not risk playing Smith in the late game considering it was too late to pick someone up off waivers.
     
  29. Scott the Rock

    Scott the Rock BoltTalker

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    Thanks. I feel that this kid has a heart of a lion. It's just a matter of time when he will prove himself. He has had a couple of fumbling plays that cost his team. I think he gets it and understands what the cost is. He, in my mind wants to prove us all that he can be great and he sure does seem to have the drive and will.
     
  30. Bolts4lyfe

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    We got beat by a great team, we will continue to get beat by great teams if we continue to do the same old things. Norv is too predictable, our defensive scheme was too predictable. Roddy White even said, all the plays they practiced for all week went exactly how they wanted because they knew what Norv and Chuck would do before the Chargers did.

    Norv kept saying the reason we lost was because we have a lot of new players on the team. Most of the terrible plays I saw were from the vets. As long as he keeps believing that was the reason, we will continue to see 8-8's and just missing the playoffs again
     
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