9.15.2013

chargers thoughts - week 2

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  • Even if the Chargers lost, that was a fun game to watch, which I haven't said in a long, long time. 
  • A+ coaching by McCoy. This is why Norv needed to go. Going no huddle and then milking the clock was the exact recipe necessary against a team like the Eagles. Norv wouldn't have changed a thing. 
  • The fumbles by Gates and Mathews were aggravating, but overall, the Chargers come to the stadium ready to play in the McCoy era. 
  • Because he's a Fresno State Bulldog and a Charger, I reflexisvly defend Mathews, but c'mon man. 
  • I've expected this to be a rebuilding year, so my expectations are low. 
  • That being said, very happy with the start of the year. Last week's collapse was troubling, but new coach, new system, it's fine. Fighting back like today proves the correct coaching staff is in place.
  • Although, why does anyone bother running against the Chargers? The secondary is terrible. I'm not enough of a football geek to know if this is a personnel problem or a Pagano problem, but the problem exists. 
  • The Chargers definitely had some luck on their side, as DeSean Jackson could have had at least 2 more long catches which very likely would have been touchdowns. 
  • I am very relieved to hear Malcom Floyd is ok, but that hit is why if I had a son, he would not be playing football. 
  • Eddie Royal! Last year a bust, this year the MVP so far. 
  • I do not like Philip Rivers as a person, but the way he's stepped up under McCoy makes me wonder why he so vehemently defended Norv. Maybe he's just uber-loyal, which can be a fault at the extreme. But he certainly looks like he's having more fun and is playing at a level Charger fans have not seen in a long time. 
  • Which of course, is kind of sadistic of me, to understand the violent brutality of the game yet still watch religiously. 
  • Man, it's been a long time to feel really good and optimistic after a win.
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