Chargers vs Titans: Why The Chargers Will Lose

Welcome to the weekly post on where we share why the Chargers will LOSE… If you are already thinking about getting pissed, just go to the other post where I share why the Chargers will WIN :

Sleeping Giant
Chris Johnson has been slowed down with a heavy wallet, but he still has the potential for the big play. Our run defense held Darren McFadden in check on the ground and will be asked to slow another speedster. I like what our big boys up front can do, but Johnson still has that big play ability… I think.

We can’t RUN
You know that imaginary blue line that the TV stations put on our TV screen so that we know where the ball is spotted? Well, our running backs keep tripping over it! Our pitiful rushing attack gained less than 2 yards per carry against the Raiders (not as bad as Chris Johnson). Our best rusher was Eddie Royal!

Expect our first drive to end in a 3-and-out again with the offensive mastermind trying to force the run up the middle for the first 2 plays, then asking Philip to bail the team out on 3rd down. We need to get a running game going in order to open up the deep passes to Robert Meachem on the sideline.

If the running game doesn’t work, then keep running those reverses and screen passes. Have to find a way to get those chunks of yards on first and second down.

Norval the Great
The Chargers have a tendency of playing down to the competition’s level and letting teams hang around a little too long. Do we ever blow teams out anymore? If we keep the Titans around, then they could come right back and bite us on the booty!

We can’t overlook this team and need the guys to keep their focus in this game. If we lose this game to a far inferior opponent, the blame will go right to Norv Turner. Keep pitchforks in hand until we have a 2 score lead. Make sure to keep it close by at all times.

Travis Goethel Can’t Bail Us Out
I wonder if we can slip some cash to the Titans long snapper to skip the ball over to the punter a few times. I will tell you one thing for sure, it looks much easier than it actually is. Go grab a football and try to chuck it between your legs 10 yards back and hit your target in the hands every time. OK, now do it with a defender breathing down your neck and know you are going to get blown up as soon as you move that football. Much props to Chargers long snapper Mike Windt and former Chargers long snapped David Binn!

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  • 1961 Fan

    The Bolts will lose if they rush back Matthews. He is not ready to carry the load and may never be up to the task of giving the Chargers the balance they need on offense. There are better RB’s on the roster but A. J. is forcing his # 1 pick on Norv because A. J. wants to get our money’s worth out of his mistakes. Mathews was a # 2 pick at best and has performed as one. If Norv has tuned up the offense in the past six days then we may eek out a win and Norv can use all of those he can get. I look for 3 to 4 blackouts this season and this may be the first; and a black eye for San Diego and the Chargers. No sell out on the “home opener” should be a wake up call to Dean Spanos to kick some butts in his management and coaching teams starting with kicking his own for being such a foolish owner.
    * Kudo’s to you Ernie for telling the truth and not sugar coating the Bolts weakness as a competing team.

  • arnie

    Great points Ernie. Specifically the one about “playing down to the competition”. Example Norv tends to call vanilla plays, to see how the defense is gong to defend the team, in the first half. hence the slow starts. Once in the locker room he makes adjustments and they seem to spring to life, playing like the team we know they are. he’s not a great schemer. This is “playing down to the other team”.
    Norv, Belichick doesn’t give @%%#$%#$, how the other team defends his offense. that’s there problem, not his. His philosophy is to put as many points on the board, and let the other team try and stop what he’s doing. That’s why he’s been in 5 super bowls as a ” Head Coach”. really worst defense in the league, and he still plays in the Superbowl? really Norv?
    Also, Miracles and luck. yeah, they git 3 turnovers from the special teams, and they could only get 3 field goals from it? I need Phillip Rivers to stop saying, ” they know they need to score TD’s… and we’ll get it fixed..” and just do it. Dude you screamed at the organization that you wanted Norv back. He’s the reason your playing like chumps.
    the titans are not an easy win.

  • srichey321

    Good points, but that is last years team.

  • hypermike

    You were saying?