First down, try to fool the defense with a run up the middle with Ryan Mathews. Second down, I swear this will work, let’s try and run the ball up the middle with Ryan Mathews again. 3rd and long, Philip please bail us out!!!
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
Tampa has the best run defense in the league! Numero uno! Against the pass, they are DEAD LAST in the league!
So, how should the Chargers attack the Tampa defense? Even grade schoolers can answer this question.
Norv better not get stubborn and try to force the run against this team. There needs to be some balance, but why and try to force the run on a team that cannot stop the pass?
Here is a chance for Philip Rivers to let it fly. Tampa doesn’t put much pressure on the quarterbacks and they give up an 321 yards per game. We just have to make sure that turnover monster doesn’t come out. Tampa is 3rd in the league in interceptions.
Philip should have Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal back on the field. They probably will not be seeing the same role as they had when they left though. Danario Alexander has played well in their absence and should get an increased responsibility this week. Expect Ronnie Brown to keep making those grabs underneath. Maybe Ryan Mathews can be a threat in the passing game this week also.
Rivers to Floyd! Rivers to Gates! Rivers to Alexander! ALL DANG DAY! Then maybe a run here and there.