Chargers at the top of AFC West.


The Chargers are at the top of our division in week five.  On one hand I am very happy about this, what rabid Chargers fan is not happy?  On the other hand, I am so used to disappointment, that I just want to get it over with.  Norv just has a way of ruining my day.  Here are my thoughts/concerns.

Since the Chargers are in first place in the AFC West with a 3-1 record, I suppose this means we have broken the “slow start” curse.  These slow starts have cursed the team since Norv Turner came along in 2007.   Maybe it just took him four years to adjust to the West Coast way of doing things?  We can only hope.

The teams that the Chargers have beaten (all at home) — Minnesota, Kansas City and Miami — have a combined record of 1-11.  Still, each team has hung in there with the Chargers. Of course, all that matters is winning, but it would be nice to see the explosive offense that makes me stand up and yell.   Is that offense headed to Denver?  I hope so.

Philip Rivers played like Philip Rivers against the Dolphins. He tossed for 307 yards and he did not throw an interception (finally!). Rivers threw six interceptions in the first three games. His highest interception total in a season is 15. It seems like Rivers is settling down (or that unknown injury is better), this will be huge if all our TE’s and WR’s can get up off the bench.  Although, I truly enjoyed “air Tolbert” who knew?

Heading out to the just pummeled Broncos, the Chargers chances of being  4-1 at the bye are relatively high.  I hope we get a turn at seven TD’s too!   The Chargers play at Denver next week and Mile High has caused us issues before.  I think as long as Ed Hochuli is not referring the game this will be our time to stop taking it easy.

ChargerGirl Cindi

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    How about some love for A.J.? Although we lost Castillo and Cesaire their replacements Vaughn Martin and Corey Luiget are doing pretty damn well. Cam Thomas is doing admirably in his rotation with Garay, too. Everyone was complaining about letting Burnett leave but Donald Butler has all the makings of being a great ILB. Takeo has been everything we thought he would be-a great tackler and new leader of our defense. Although Jammer went down Gilchrist did much better than I expected him to. The Bob Sanders experiment is over. Hoping that Stuckey can show more than what I’ve seen from him this season.

    My only question is when are we going to get Jordan Todman on the field? Tolbert has been hurting and I would rather he get healthy than play on a knee that’s less than 100%.

    • CindiSpears

      I’ll give A.J. some props, but no love. You may get your wish and see Todman on Sunday. With almost everyone nursing an injury and the Broncos giving away yardage like day old bread we may switch to the “everyone gets a turn” offense. @A_Eme_O_Ere