Mistake Prone

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) scrambles to get away from New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) in the first half during their NFL football game in San Diego, California October 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Source: YardBarker.com

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results

Just felt that I needed to share that definition to Norv Turner and the rest of the San Diego Chargers. How in the world do the Chargers expect to win games when they keep making the mental mistakes that they keep making over and over again. Turnovers will kill a football team and the Chargers just keep finding ways to turn the ball over.

The Chargers had 4 turnovers in the first half and 2 of them were just inexcusable. Richard Goodman caught a long pass up the middle of the field and put it on the ground for the Patriots to pick up the ball. On another drive, a lateral pass was thrown over to Jacob Hester, who was not able to bring in the pass. He then just walked away from the ball and allowed the Patriots to scoop it up and run it back deep into the Chargers territory.

The defense played tough in the first half and kept the error prone Chargers offense in the game. They were able to pressure Brady and cover the receivers down the field. They stopped the running game and just kept holding the high powered offense from moving the ball. The Chargers offensive errors just backed them up into some poor field position and situations. The Chargers were only down at the half by 10 points with a 13-3 score.

The second half opened up with a long drive by the Patriots to score a TD. That made the score 20-3 and the lights were turning dim in Qualcomm Stadium for The Chargers. The Bolts marched down the field and were only to get a field goal to make the score 20-6. The Chargers had to come from a 14 point deficit, which soon turned into a 17 point deficit. I then just started writing this BLOG, because this game was pretty much dead and gone.

Then the Chargers, went into 4th quarter mode. Why don’t they go into 4th quarter mode all game long on offense!! The Chargers then answered with a TD score to make it 23-13. The special teams was then able to finally make a play by recovering an onside kick. The Charger offense then put up another score to bring the game to 23-20. It was a comeback like we just saw against the Rams, and was wondering if the Chargers would be able to stop the Pats to get the ball back.

The DEFENSE played huge again by holding the Pats to give the offense another chance at midfield. The Chargers then were able to move the ball down field and had to settle with a FG attempt to try and tie the game. The team made another mistake with a false start to make the attempt at 50 yards away. Newly signed K Kris Brown hit the right upright and was unable to complete the comeback.

Despite the miscues, the Chargers found themselves in this game. The Chargers will trying to mount a comeback in their season like the comebacks they are attempting in each one of their losses. The team is now at the bottom of the division with the Denver Broncos and have a 2-5 record.

I have NEVER seen a football team play so poorly despite having a great offense and defense. The miscues that are made by the team are inexcusable. Norv Turner needs to discipline his team and get them to play football the correct way. I don’t see this happening any time soon and I see us continuing to make  these mistakes. How can I expect different when this has been the same story for 7 weeks now. SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE!!!

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  • sportsmom54

    I am a loyal fan, but what an embarrassment. They have the most offensive yards in every game and yet they are losing nearly 1 of every 4 games. Something needs to change. Why did the defense change their strategy after half time? They quit doing what was working. Seems they take what works and change it and what’s not working is what they continue to do. Does anyone else see a problem with this?

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      i hear ya… the Bolts have been able to move the ball consistently on offense come the 4th quarter in the hurry up offense. we put up all our yards and points after we are down by a couple of scores. The defense has to work their tails off just to keep the games in reach.

      Isn’t Norv Turner supposed to be an offensive guru, BUT one of the keys to an offensive game plan is PROTECTING THE BALL. This team is making mistakes that are inexcusable.