October 15, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos safety Jim Leonhard (36) runs after taking the ball from San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) for an interception during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

San Diego Chargers – Postgame Hangover Review

After I tortured myself with exercise, at a big breakfast burrito and did a little retail therapy I felt recovered enough to look at the numbers from Monday’s game.  The 3-3 San Diego Chargers had some decent numbers.  Some of the highlights were 23 first downs, where the 3-3 Denver Broncos only had 18.  Mathews had 74 yards rushing and 19 receiving.  His best performance of the season.  Gates had 81 yards and two touchdowns.  All sounds good right?

Unfortunately, as we all know, there were some pretty big lows as well.  Including, nine penalties for 64 yards, the Bronco’s had 10 for 81.  One interception return for 81 yards should be in the Chargers highlights right?  Nope, the Broncos had four for 61 yards and a couple of those just happened to be pick sixes.  Finally, while the Chargers put up three touchdowns, the Broncos had five… in the second half.  Ugh.

This was a huge wake up call.  There is so much to work on during the bye week and it could not have come at a better time.  Review, repair, rebuild, rework and then back on the road.  We may be tied for first place, but we can fix this.  We can fix this.  The Chargers CAN fix this.

Have faith, believe and boltup!

ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • Ignatius

    After venting quite a bit and paying dearly a couple of bets, I too find that there is light at the end of the tunnel. This is only the first quarter of the season and there is long ways to go, it cannot end like Nick Canepa or Kevin Acee said, they should fight to the very end, to the last meaningful snap and to the last whistle until the fat lady sings.

    Philip Rivers is a pretty darn good quarterback who is just in a rut and there are more than a handful of team who would take him in a heartbeat if they could (e.g. Arizona, KC, Oakland, NY Jets, etc.) so we should rally around him, be supportive and critical at the same time just like any member of the Chargers team and organization, even beleaguered Coach Turner, who I have said some pretty awful things before but he’s just the coach and the players have to perform and avoid those silly mistakes.

    Remember that in the 1994 season, the Chargers were 0-4 to start the season and picked to finish dead last in the division, everybody knows what happened next, then in 1995 when the team was 4-7, they crawled back to win five games and skipped into the playoffs, then a few years ago at 5-8 and barely a snowball’s chance in hell to qualify, they pulled a marvelous three game winning streak.

    What I’m saying is that it can be done, and I have my faith that it will be done and if any of the Chargers are hopefully reading this post, I tell them this: It’s a new season, what has been done is done, from now on, concentrate, play the best you can be and more, listen to the coaches and your players around you and think positive because you CAN do it, no “but’s” or “if’s”, play to the whistle, play hard and play well.

    Bolt, the freaking, up!

  • 1961 Fan

    Write to Dean Spanos

    San Diego Chargers
    4020 Murphy Canyon Rd.
    San Diego, Ca. 92123

    Tell him what you think; how can he judge the fans level of
    frustration unless they hear it from you!