Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker coach Joe Barry celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers vs Titans: Open Thread

Once again, I will have to watch this game on DVR and will have to catch up on everything after it is all done. I wish we were at full strength in this game, but I won’t take any excuses. We may not have Malcom FLoyd, D.J. Fluker or Manti Te’o in the game this week, but we will have Philip Rivers throwing the ball out to Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates. One or both of the youngsters, Vincent Brown or/and Keenan Allen, will have to step up and make plays.

Our defense has to force some turnovers in the game. They haven’t done enough of that so far this season.

To start out the open thread, tell us who you think needs to step up in this game.

If you are new to the open thread, head down to the comments section and join the crew as we talk about the game as the game is rolling.

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  • blu3ny3llow

    Wasn’t pagano the best last year…haha u guys r funny…….

  • blackroseMD1

    I wonder how many people here were calling for the return of Marty during the Norv era, and are the same ones now bitching about the playcalling…

    Sure looked pretty similar to Martyball there in the second half.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      I don’t care about the past…I would just like to see a better attempt at winning a game. It’s disgusting that early in the game they refuse to get the running game going to wear down the Titans, then come with it to play conservative uninspiring play….That’s a perfect example of “how to give it away”

    • Daryl Peek

      I’m not tripping on the play calling so much. That 3rd &10 run was unacceptable given how bad our D has been though. I’m more concerned with the experimental look we seem to be in offensively. Will we get defined roles on offense? The skilled player rotations are confusing at times.

      • blackroseMD1

        @I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801:disqus: I agree to a point. When we came out running, running, running after halftime, it worried me. McCoy and Whiz need to stop taking their foot off the gas when we have the lead. Play to win, don’t play not to lose.

        @daryl_peek:disqus I’m actually ok with that. It can be used to confuse defenses. I think our offense is just fine, as long as the coaches stop slowing things down at the end of the game. My main concern is our secondary. Every time Locker went to pass today, there was a 5+ yard cushion from the DB.

        • Daryl Peek

          I can dig it. I just want some consistency in a win.

          • blackroseMD1

            You and me both.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          I hope NOT taking their foot of the gas pedal is discussed in their team and coaches meetings…get with it team! this is week 3 in the books and the current formula is not working….

          • blackroseMD1

            No doubt. We should have won both the Houston game and today’s game, but it seemed like we backed off once we had the lead. Also, McCoy needs to learn to go for it on 4th and 1 in enemy territory.

  • Daryl Peek

    All I know is, we better beat the CowBUMS next week, at home!! I might catch a case for real if I have to deal with some of the bandwagon Daygo Cowpoke fans I know.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      we all better pray, because injuries are frickin’ piling up again….

    • Jordan

      Let us know how it goes cuz I have a feeling this ones gonna be blacked out!

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    can a defense actually be that bad?? sorry, no INT`s, no pressure on the QB, the secondary.. OMG!!

    • chargersfanfromswitzerland

      liked a lot of last weeks game against the eagles, but this one was a huge dissapointment!

  • Mark Shafer

    Can’t we all Get Along?

  • Brandon Reisinger

    Lol! 3 games into a 16 game season and these chefs fans think they’ve got it all figured out. You’re not without deficiencies TRUST ME! Your red zone offence is abismal! Often people forget that we have a tendency to slow starts then tuning on the afterburners. New coaching staff new system, we’re still coming together. Plus why don’t you look up how well teams that have started 3-0 have fared down the stretch.. It’s not a flattering statistic. Let’s reconvine closer to the end of the season and we’ll see how things turn out

  • Daryl Peek

    Still a ton of football to play this season but looking at the standings, we really need the Faiders to beat the Donkeys Monday night. Our BOLTS now have two conference losses and are lacking tremendously in the PA qualifier category. Playoff hopes are fading fast…

  • NativeSanDiegan

    Can’t watch it here in Hi. Can’t afford Direct TV with football package so I have to hope NFL Network shows it this week. Watching DVR recording of Colts and 49ers and they just flashed Chargers final score at bottom right of screen. Bummer!

  • Stan Zab

    Everyone calling for Pagano’s DC job…have you guys looked at the roster and injury list on defense? We have 2 corners off the couch starting in the dime set. Wright out. Ingram out. Both Te’o and Butler out. Freeney overrated as hell. Gilchrist playing his first year at safety. Cam Thomas at NT. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT OUT OF THIS DEFENSE??? The roster on the defensive side is a complete and utter joke. No DC would be able to do anything better with this defensive squad. The real question is why in the world is McCoy trusting this defense to stop a team with a 4 point 4th quarter lead? Why in the hell are you running 3 running plays and punting when your defense is complete shit? That is the real question.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      Mike McCoy is being asked the wrong questions by the press…They need to ask him what are you gonna do to stop the bleeding on the defense? How many yards have they given up??? They are bleeding out and eventually death comes…..Man, I already see the stubborn side of this guy via his press conferences…I don’t expect him to come right out and say they blow, but wow if that’s the best he can do, hang on cuz it’s gonna get bumpier…

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    ok,so yesterday was just a loss for some of you and you think some here are over reacting…let me me remind you, how many seasons is it now that the team hasn’t seen the post season?? that conservative crap yesterday won’t guarantee even a wild card birt