It could be worse. Plenty worse.
Sitting with a 2-1 record, the Chargers should consider themselves fortunate. All things considered, they could easily have a goose egg in the win column going into Week 4.
They’ve had to win without Tomlinson. Sproles has been an affable replacement, but he doesn’t have the same kind of power up the middle. I think Ray Lewis would agree.
LT’s absence notwithstanding, the Chargers offense has been abysmal in the red zone. Sundays victory over the Dolphins did little to fix the problem.
Against the Ravens in Week 2, the Chargers were 0-5 in the red zone. Sunday they were 1 for 6 thanks to a five yard Philip Rivers gallop to the endzone.
Meanwhile, Nate Kaeding has kicked eight field goals on nine tries. Good news for fantasy owners, but the Bolts can’t rely on Kaedings leg the whole season.
Can the answer be as simple as LT returning to form? Can his presence reinvigorate the stalled offense? He has that game changing ability. And Sproles is certainly more dangerous as a backup.
Going into Steeler country next week for Sunday Night Football, the Bolts will have to figure things out in a hurry.