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.