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Strength of Chargers Has Shifted to the Defense

This defense has bee inconsistent, but they have shown their potential throughout the season. Melvin Ingram looks like a playmaker on the field. He makes things happen and just needs playing time. Donald Butler has had a strong season and looks like a future Pro Bowler. Corey Liuget is a young player on the rise and Eric Weddle is the best safety in the league. Shaun Phillips is the veteran on the team that knows how to get to the quarterback.

The defense has pieces to build on. The defense has playmakers. The defense is the strongest part of the team.

For years and years, the offense has carried the team. Philip Rivers was able to get the ball to anyone he wanted and he made players like Legedu Naanee and Patrick Crayton look good. Now he can’t distinguish his own receivers from the opposing cornerbacks. It has been a struggle.

Why can’t we ever be balanced. When one side is strong, another side is weak as a mofo. Why did the offense decline with a genius offensive coordinator as a head coach? Why is the Pro Bowl quarterback playing like Jamarcus Russell?

If the offense is able to figure things out, this team COULD compete. Last night they looked alright, BUT they were playing against the Chiefs. The 4th quarter started and the offense still was only able to put 13 points on the board AGAINST the Chiefs. All things are not fixed, but some confidence is being built. That is at least a step in the right direction.

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