Man, it is so much more rewarding to write when the 4-7 San Diego Chargers are performing well. So, I am writing this with a frown on my face. Seriously, the short version of this preview it that on Sunday, in a game that is here in San Diego and again blacked out, the Chargers face the 6-5 Cincinnati Bengals. The game is set to kickoff at 1:30, but the Chargers will quit playing about 40 football minutes into the game.
I actually take time every week to look at statistics, injuries, field conditions and planet alignment to judge whether or not the Chargers will win the game. Most weeks, I fully expect the win and then here comes Norv Turner and his inept play calling and game management and all the logic goes out the window. If the Chargers do pull off a win this weekend against the Bengals it will be in spite of Turner not because of him.
This is the Chargers second of three consecutive matchups against teams from the AFC North. If Turner was not at the helm this would be an amazing passing game. Unfortunately for Chargers fans and fans of the AFC West Norv has no concept of the West Coast Offense. So, look for the same running play to be called 20 times or more. That’s all. I will not bore you with numbers this week because in the end it’s a 0 or a 1 in the win column.
Norv has got to go. Now.