Chargers Plan To Be More Conservative on Offense

The San Diego Chargers are going to take a more conservative approach on offense.

Norv Turner had his presser today and addressed the media on last night’s performance and how we are going to correct things:

“Yes, we are going to limit some things we’re doing, and I’ve got to do a better job and make sure we put things in there, and then we’re calling things that have less risk,” said Turner, who calls the plays in games and works with the offense in practice. “They may not have as big of a reward. We may not be quite the same big-play team, but we’re not going to turn the ball over.” – SDUT

The Chargers already have a 24th ranked offense that throws screen passes and swing passes like crazy. How much more conservative can we get? Are we going to start Jackie Battle at quarterback?

The offense will likely dial back the play calls to stretch the field. Robert Meachem will be the biggest decoy ever and teams will start to creep up on the line. Philip has 28 pass attempts that are 20+ yards downfield this season and has been intercepted 4 times in those attempts.

A big, tall receiver would be able to help Philip Rivers, but he still had the same issue last year with Vincent Jackson as his number one. Vincent Brown would be a welcome addition when he gets healthy. Philip just needs to get his mojo back.

The Chargers could look more toward the run game. The Chargers best playmaker on offense is Ryan Mathews, but he has a bad turnover issue also. So who do you trust with the football?

Maybe Norv should have considered this ‘no turnover’ approach at half time yesterday when we were winning by 24 points.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/william.morton.71 William Morton

    .V.Brown is our #1!!! Thats why we let Jackson go! Watch what I say. After this bye week, we’ll shut the critics up! Bolt up!

    • Leonardo Velazquez

      Yeah Brown has been magical, when he has been allowed on the field.

  • Ignatius

    More conservative, like, run on first down, pass on second and third, and punt? Methinks it cannot get more conservative than this.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha… sounds pretty conservative… but when we are winning 24-0, we dont really need to take shots down the field.

      • Ignatius

        Maybe not but then again old habits die hard and Norv is not about to change who he is and what he likes to call. Any way we can spin this thing, it’s still the same and we’ll get the same results time and time again.

        Have you seen those car commercials were a dude stops right before doing something stupid like overly kissing a girl or betting all in one hand after he hears a honk? I think that’s what Philip and Norv really need this time, something to tell him before “letting one go and see what happens” mentality.

        Anyhow, after venting quite a bit, I see this thing in a different light because after this bye week, it’s a whole new season and I can honestly say that the Chargers will be at least .500, barely and maybe have a winning record. It all depends on how they take this loss.

  • Froderick_Frankenstein

    Does he mean play like the Chiefs? Oh yeah, that’ll work! :D