Chargers vs Seahawks: What We Learned....

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Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Richard Goodman (15) runs the ball in the kick off return against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

This is the quick hits, after I re-watched the game, and everybody pretty much covered the obvious. So I’ll try to take a different approach and be a little more light hearted. It’s Pre-season, no sense in beating up the Chargers over warm-up game.

Special teams – I miss RICH BISACCIA. The blocking, tackling and outright bad angles on ST were poor to down right horrendous. The Chargers managed to help the Seahawks to good field position on several occasions which gave the hawks a short field to make points. On the other side, the Chargers failed to return the ball to the 20 several times. This is why Rich was brought in. And right now it showed, he made that thing go.

2-3′s – The hawks back-ups showed they were a little bit better that the Chargers. Why only a little? They were almost shut out in the first half, then pretty much held to 7 points, until CBJ, Dombrowski, Meachem, and special teams helped the Hawks back into the game. Now consider this. Pete Carroll has been building his roster for 4 years. McCoy has had his for a little over two months and they gave the Hawks all they could handle. So, imagine what the Chargers will look like, depth wise, after 4 years under McCoy?

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  • FitzWilly

    doing the same thing right now Arnie, on NFL network
    and watching all the “behind the scenes stuff’
    i concur with your post

    • arnie

      Thanks FitzWilly. I’m just using my eyes.

  • tubbs45

    My thoughts exactly! Excellent write up!

    • arnie

      Thanks again. i’m glad i could read minds LOL Ernie taught me.

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    That’s a really good post, I re watched parts of the game and you pointed out some good things. I really liked this post. Did anyone else notice A.G. Spanos leave Billy Ray Smith hanging?

    • arnie

      No. but i would like to see that…

    • FitzWilly

      i saw that
      that was pretty lol

  • Adam

    It’s funny to see all the critics hushed. The thing that’s gonna drive me crazy is when they all jump on PR’s bandwagon and try to make you forget all the smack they were talking. Btw does anyone watch Breaking Bad? Holy cow tonight’s episode was CRAZY!!! If you don’t watch it, then yo watch it bitch! (b.b. reference)

    • arnie

      It’s called back pedaling, and after the bears game. it could get worse. it’s a national televised game on ESPN.

    • BruisingChargers

      Just finished season 5 on Netflix. Love the show.

  • Ioane

    Yes, I’m glad someone noticed how bad the special teams looked. We all knew what that was like a few years ago.

    I’m also happy with what Rivers and Co. Was able to accomplish. Not to mention they were without woodhead and Brown.

    Keenan Allen has me very excited, he was getting open and getting seperation all over the field. It’s too bad CBJ was under pressure all night and not able to connect with him more. Cathouse also looked pretty good.

    I can’t wait until the next game. Would be nice to see what McCoy and company will run against the Bears.

    • arnie

      Loane it was something that gets ignored, because the league has taken the excitement out of it. Yet it stood out to me because i was looking for improvement from this team and i wasn’t used to seeing people get up field, since Rich got hear. I had a chance to look and see what he was doing dallas, Special Teams was on point.
      I did notice “Cattouse” as well, he was all over the field. I liked that guys hustle.

  • Jimmybenz

    Interesting take on why not to go for it the second time. I think your right and I haven’t heard anybody see it that way. Very insightful.

    • arnie

      Thanks. as long as Ernie let’s me i’ll keep churning them out.

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  • BruisingChargers

    Nice quick summation of the game Arnie! At first, I was unhappy we did not score more points (or win for that matter) but, seeing the BIGGER picture, many new things about this team so agree with your assessment…..