BOLTHYPE blogger Jeff Williams gives his thoughts on the San Diego Chargers as they look to secure their first home win of the 2009 season. Will the Chargers come out against Miami as a motivated unit, or will the Dolphins run wild against the Bolts?
"After two games, I don't think right now we're as good as you that cover us think or expect us to be. I don't think we're as good as what our fans want us to be. But I believe we can get there. We have a lot of work to do to get there.” - Norv Turner
Motivating words from an inspiring coach. Not. But at least the coach is willing to to tell it like it is. These guys aren't as good as we want them to be. Yet, they have won one game they shouldn't have won. And they lost a close game that they had every opportunity to win.
The Chargers showed some signs life against the Ravens Sunday. Even as their injuries mount (LT will miss his 2nd game, Nick Hardwick will now be out 2-months, and Kevin Burnett is now questionable Sunday), the team is showing flashes of the talent that so many fans believed to be on the roster.
After consecutive slow starts, the Chargers defense stepped up to put the screws to their competition. If it weren't for a defensive breakdown in the 4th quarter against Oakland that game wouldn't have been close. Against Baltimore, the defense started slow but buckled down in the 2nd half to keep the game close.
This team can get back on track with a win against Miami this Sunday. To do that, the Chargers needs to follow the lead of a different man, him being outside linebacker Shaun Phillips. Said Phillips, "We need to be more physical and beat the guy's ass across us. Do it within our system, but beat the guy's ass in front of you." Now that's the attitude we need a little more of around here.
What is it with the Wildcat offense? I don't get it. You know a huge majority of the time they are going to run the ball out of the Wildcat. Stack the line, stop the run, and dare them to throw the ball against our cornerbacks. That will put an end to the Wildcat real quick.
Labels: NFL Season 2009 Week 3
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