…it’s how you finish.
Just ask the Raiders.
San Diego needed one quarter, the fourth to be exact, to chalk up their tenth consecutive win against Oakland . Hell, if the Chargers knew it was going to be that kind of party, they should have put their backups in for the first half.
Treat it like a preseason game.
Better yet, treat it like a Harlem Globetrotters game.
Game plan: Rivers should hike the ball, spin it on his finger, do a behind the back pass to LT who bounces it off a defenders helmet into the waiting hands of Chris Chambers. He can put the ball in the back of his pants and moonwalk into the endzone.
Why take the Raiders serious, especially when their owner doesn’t.
The loss caused antiquated owner Al Davis to banish Lane Kiffin in one of the most jackass press conferences I’ve seen.
Sure, Al. It must be Kiffin’s fault. If you’re trying to find someone to blame, why don’t you grab the dangly chains around your glasses, hoist those bottles over your glazed eyes, and take a long look in the mirror. There’s your culprit. Oh, and that shadowy visage you see behind you, that’s football passing you by.
I don’t feel bad for Lane Kiffin. He knew what he was getting into. The guy was just polishing the Titanic. He’ll look back on the experience as a godsend that he was tossed overboard before the ship finally hit the ocean floor.
Sure, the Raiders held tough against the Chargers for most of the game. But, as they did against Buffalo the week before, they couldn’t finish.
With Denver letting Kansas City steal one, it’s a matter of weeks before the Chargers take first place.
You can start bad.