Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers vs Redskins: Game Day Open Thread


It has been way too long since the last time that we have had a game day open thread. Those BYE weeks can feel like forever. I hope the team enjoyed their rest and the guys come out fresh and ready to finish out this season strong. They have a tough test to come back from the BYE week. They will be facing off against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

The Chargers don’t do well against quarterbacks that are mobile and Griffin is one of the guys that can kill us by breaking free outside of the pocket. He will present the Chargers with a challenge on defense. The Chargers offense should be able to move the football against the Redskins offense though. Philip Rivers will have to remain sharp and the offense will have to control the football game.

We all have been waiting for this game for a couple of weeks now.

If you have never joined in on the Bolt Beat open thread, this is where you join in with the crew and share your thoughts in the comments section.

To start out the comments, tell us which Charger will be the MVP of this game?

LET’S GO BOLTS!!!

  • boltingindiego

    1st and goal

  • boltingindiego

    maybe a td

  • Sergio Quintero

    Ball went over the pileon

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Woodhead u just made my day

  • boltingindiego

    if you touch a pileon are you out if the ball didnt cross yet?

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Mathews leap two hands please!!!!!

  • RZ

    Holy Shit!!! Yeah Boys!!!!

    • RZ

      smh! lets go!!

  • boltingindiego

    we should be much closer to the goalline

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      horrible spot

      • boltingindiego

        yah i dont get that where you almost touch the pilon with the football you lose yards on the the respot.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Run a play quick!!!!!! Why the long wait?

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Why WOODHEAD?!!!!!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Fucking retarded!!!!

  • chiefs7474

    tee hee

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Fuck off.

  • boltingindiego

    power time with die hard rm24

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      and they pass….wth??

  • chiefs7474

    teeheeteeheehee

  • chiefs7474

    TEEHEETEEHEETEEHEE

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      How was that win over another back up of a back Qb Today, troll?

      • chiefs7474

        Oh man, I don’t know what I enjoyed more! Watching my Chiefs go NINE AND 0, or watching the Dolts completely choke away a game against a terrible team!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Why? Why does Whiz do this? Stupid asshole!

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      baffled!!!!

  • joerockt

    Worst. Play calling. Ever.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Whisenhunt eeds to go. Unbelievable. Why does McCoy not take over?

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Why isRM24 in the dog house today???

  • boltingindiego

    i can understand the 2nd down play but we should have run on the 3rd down since we have the to.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Im so mad right now… why do we have McClain if they refuse to use him?

  • tubbs45

    Why not run Mathews?

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Because Whisenhunt is not a good red zone playcaller.

  • chiefs7474

    Oh the Chargers… How I love you!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Are you bored of sucking your moms dick… bounce fool.

      • chiefs7474

        Two things:
        1) Women don’t have penises. Thought I’d share that with you
        2) No I’m not bored. Just celebrating my team going NINE AND 0, and the Dolts choking AGAIN! Can’t wait to see good ol’ Rivers whine in his postgame interview!

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          My guess is that getting violated by your dad all day with a red Chiefs rubber, while you watched your boyfriend Alex Smith was your favorite part.

    • FitzWilly

      Peter Puffing Coward

  • Pels04

    Whiz ever heard of a QB sneak?

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      He should have just run it twice. No need for the sneak.

      • joerockt

        I wanted a sneak too. PR could have easily reached out.

      • Pels04

        No need? 6″ out and you have a QB that’s 6′-5″ and 230 lbs. 20 seconds left and a td wins the game. Sounds like a perfect time for a sneak. Passing would be most peoples last choice

        • Gunnar Martin

          Just anything but shotgun. Eliminates so many options when we line up like that. Makes that shotgun dive with Woodhead SOOO predictable.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    better start using RM24 in goal line….they choked this 1 away…

    • W1llz

      Chargers are trying to gift wrap a win for the Redskins. WTF is Mathews there for!!!! Worst coaching this season by far!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Whisenhunt has not realized it by now… its too late. Game over.

      • W1llz

        Mathews has got to be the only RB we go to at the 1 yard line. As soon as Whiz decided that RM24 wasn’t getting the ball we lost. This one really hurts. I’m at a loss for words.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      bs penalty twice today

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Whisenhunt should be ushered out f the tadium. I just dont get how someone can be that much of a fool at a professional level.

  • chiefs7474

    TEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEETEEHEE

    • William Boren

      we got ok

    • joerockt

      Yeah fuck off cunt puncher

  • boltingindiego

    all he did was turn around

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Washington knows how to handle the goal line… so angry. What a blown game. No wonder Whiz ot fired in AZ.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Fuck….maybe next year right… smh…I thought norv was gone

  • Pels04

    I thought we were over this shitty play calling

  • tubbs45

    We got wissed on…

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I refuse to call him a “”Whiz” anymore. He is clearly not one.

  • joerockt

    Wiz can eat a fucking dick with those shit fucking calls.

  • FitzWilly

    The ghost of Wrinkles and GayJ strike again
    WTF was that

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Tom Telesco needs to pull Mike McCoy into his office immediately. Ask him why him and Whisenhunt single-handedly let that type of playcalling happen.That game was joke.. gift wrapped. You should never have the ball on the one, with a chance to win, and go stupid like that. Im amazed and deflated. When will we et coordinators that make NORMAL & OBVIOUS CALLS?!!!!!!

  • Gunnar Martin

    And that, kids, is how you lose in true Chargers fashion.

    So sick of losing like this. Any other team would be able to punch it in from the one yard line with a new set of downs. Completely and utterly embarrassing.

    • 10n10

      Lorenzo Neal… He would have punched a hole in there.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    What the HELL was Ken Whisenhunt thinking today? He needs to make a public apology, and resign. Even Brown or McClain at the goal line… if Mathews was even hurt. Why?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Offense looked terrible today. Have got to run Mathews more, he was having success. Play calling was absurd. Hate that we go in shotgun inside the 5. Every time.

  • FitzWilly

    I wonder how much GayJ paid the Whiz to lose that game

  • Gunnar Martin

    Why on Earth would you make Rivers do what he does the worst and have him scramble outside the pocket and force a throw??? Whiz deserves to get wizzed on.

    • FitzWilly

      one golden shower coming up :)

    • joerockt

      I’ll been the first in line to Wiz on Wiz.

  • FitzWilly
  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    I can’t believe I waited all week for Whisenhunt to go and do THAT!!!! No amount of good plays can overcome that kind of ineptitude. When the fans, the announcers, and everyone else in the universe has no clue why you called those plays… you need to be replaced… quickly.

    • FitzWilly

      that was a true fuck-up of epic proportions

  • Pels04

    Why are we still charger fans?……Serioulsy, why? No other teams consistently lose like this. Why do we put up with this shit

    • Gunnar Martin

      I’ve wondered the exact same thing a countless number of times. Still haven’t figured out why I stick with them like a loyal dog that gets beaten to the bone every other week.

      • 10n10

        Because we remember the days of Fouts, Humphries, and others that gave us great seasons and memories. they had great supporting casts.. It can happen again. Maybe even this year.
        Don’t give up!

      • Pels04

        This is the first time its crossed my mind and i dont like it. I just keep telling myself that these hard loses will make the winning of the Chargers first Superbowl (whenever that is) taste that much sweeter!

    • FitzWilly

      I call Colts and Andrew Luck :)

  • Done

    I’m done. Seriously. I have been completely faithful to this team for over 10 years and all they have given me is disappointment. After a game like this, I am completely and utterly embarrassed to call myself a Charger fan, and that’s why I am done with this team, and probably the NFL. Why should I base the way I feel for the next week on what some stupid clowns do on TV. If you seriously can’t score a FREAKING TOUCHDOWN ON THE FREAKING GOAL LINE WITH FOUR DOWNS TO GO TO WIN THE GAME, THEN SOMETHING IS SOMETHING WITH YOU! Realize this, if you watch these games, then you are addicted to these stupid games. It is like smoking and alcohol, and it is not good for you. If you feel like crap for the rest of the day after watching something on a screen for 3 hours, then you need to stop. Thank you so much San Diego Chargers, for everything that you have done for this fanbase, thank you so much Mike McCoy for not putting Ryan Mathews in the game and passing the ball 2/3 times on the goal line and for rushing the ball with Woodhead from the Shotgun. You are a testimony to the intelligence of this organization. Thank you Norv Turner, for making the last few years memorable, with, such as McCoy’s recent performance, your completely unbelievable play-calling. Thank you A.J. Smith, for bringing a tremendous amount of talent on this team, and keeping that talent on the team, and for bringing in the BEST COACH IN THE NFL TO OUR TEAM, NORV TURNER. AND MOST FREAKING IMPORTANTLY, THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAN SPANOS, FOR WITHOUT YOU, NONE OF THE THINGS THAT I MENTIONED WOULD BE POSSIBLE. I am sorry to do this to you, but I think everyone deserves to know that you have lost a very faithful fan. Goodbye.

    • Gunnar Martin

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Unfortunately, you and I both know that you’ll come crawling back to this wretched team.

    • chiefs7474

      and this is why Chiefs fans will ALWAYS be better that Chargers fans. Instead of just giving up after an even WORSE season than you guys are going through now, the Chiefs fans fought for reform, and got it. Now we are 9-0. The Chiefs fans are, and will ALWAYS be better fans than the Chargers. You all are just like Phillip Rivers: a bunch of whiners.

      • FitzWilly

        Coward POS
        hiding behind you whore Momma’s skirt
        typical chefs fan

        • chiefs7474

          yeah but I don’t see any of our fans jumping off the loyalty bandwagon…

          • FitzWilly

            Only a gutless POS walks around into someone else’s home and starts talk smack
            truly coward-like behavior
            your mother/cousin must be proud

          • chiefs7474

            Nah, I actually live in San Diego, which is why I LOVE to see the Dolts lose, AND follow the Dolts news/blogs.

          • FitzWilly

            get out of the basement and go find a boyfriend
            sheeeeeeesh

          • chiefs7474

            Excuse me while I go have amazing sex with my wife, as you go find that plastic glove you fuck daily. Enjoy ;)

          • FitzWilly

            your wife is a 2 bit whore if she would marry an ass-hole like you

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Always a keeper.

          • FitzWilly

            Yes
            Miss Kansas is a keeper :)

          • joerockt

            You fee that cow fucking ribs too? Take her to Phils and keep fatten that bitch up.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Let’s see her picture.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Bull Shit… scan your ID.

          • chiefs7474

            Oh and the whole “typical Chief’s fan hiding behind our Momma’s skirt” thing. We were REALLY hiding behind those skirts when we set the record for loudest open air sports stadium IN THE WORLD! Further cementing the fact that Chiefs fans > everyone else

          • FitzWilly

            yes
            you were all squealing like a pig
            at the same congrats
            inbreds

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Hahahaha…. the seats were
            EMPTY last season. If they weren’t painted red, this idiot would have noticed that nobody was sitting in them.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Fuck abortion HOMO, your mother should have swallowed you…that’s the problem with shit talkers like yourself….wasting the air we breath….Fuck off and eat a bag of dicks already man!!!

          • joerockt

            That’s cause you lame ass cunts are satisfied with beating 3rd string bitch ass QB’s. What a douche. Smith is a cunt puncher.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Yeah, but I did see your rats leaving the ship last year, ashole. So don’t act like you are the shit, because you are winning for the first time in forever. This is one Charger fan. Just because we are upset over a loss, doesn’t make us fake. But, you coming on here to cause trouble lets me know you have a small dick.. which your momma sucks.

      • joerockt

        Shut the fuck up you fat fucking, rib eating, sister fucking bitch.

        • chiefs7474

          Oh I’m sorry, but I can’t hear you over the loud chants of 9-0! What are you guys chanting now? 4-4?

          • joerockt

            Yea, congrats playing shit fucking teams like Jax, Buffalo, Cleveland, etc . Good luck against the Donkeys. And we’ll see you on the 24th you rib eating fat fuck.

          • chiefs7474

            HAHAHAHAHA! What a surprise! An unintelligible Dolts fan! Guess who’s had the easiest schedule to date? THE BRONCOS!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! An elite defense can stop and elite offense, but a shit defense can’t stop a decent offense, WHICH IS WHY THE CHIEFS WILL WIN!

          • joerockt

            WOOHOO! KC QUEEFS! Fucking fake as bitches. Play a real team and then we’ll talk you fake bitch.

          • chiefs7474

            Look up, stupid.

          • joerockt

            Yea and I see a fake ass bitch team. oHHhhh you beat the Bills with a 3rd string QB. Fucking amazing win. What a bunch of fake fucking cunts.

      • 10n10

        You just might be an idiot!
        Rivers is not a whiner. He is a competitor.

      • 10n10

        And BTW, easy schedule or not, the Chiefs are playing some decent ball. however, you are not an example of a great Fan. You are the epitomy of the type of fan that gives good fans a bad wrap. If you follow chargers news then you have seen plenty of interviews with PR and in not one of them is he putting the blame on any one but himself for his mistakes. You seem to be like the rest of the “Dumb Fans” that belive all the gossip that they here based oh hear say.

      • W1llz

        Fuck off, you red jersey wearing pussy.

    • Derek

      I get ur fustration I’m bout 8-10 yrs in myself but Comon. They new we were weak in the middle with butler out, teo new, and cam underperforming. They worked it. U say ud rather Mathews in because he has yet to fumble which this would have Been a heartbreaking but typical moment. Aj was ugly in the end but remember he built the annual playoff contending chargers before he got all Nero on it. Aj is just a guy that got called a genius one time too many. Norv was a mistake and ajs later picks didn’t help. Also look at how he’s running through qbs at browns. That wait forever in the pocket for routes to develop is old school like norv d lines too athletic now. But all I’m saying is yea losing Games suck but this is their first yr! 31 teams are losers every yr! It’s ur duty as a fan to endure those heartbreaking losses and hold on for the better draft pick. This loss hurt but if anything I am happy seeing telscos decisions shining, McCoy’s strategy working. My expectations are lowered due to this being their first yr. that may be wrong of me but look at the raiders full of athletes, however till they got a decent coach it never equated to wins. Hope u have a drink and a nap n think it over.

  • Derek

    I think Matthews was hurt wether they admit it or not

    • Gunnar Martin

      I think Whiz was just being a faggot.

  • Derek

    Anyone that says chargers always come up short when it counts I challenge u to find a team that wins all the games it supposed to. N don’t be “that guy ” and say chiefs Charles is getting run down and won’t make it through the playoffs. All the offense does is give the defense time to catch a breath and get some water. I’m talkin a team that depends on offense to score

    • chiefs7474

      So the guy who has put up over 100 total yards in every single game so far this season is getting run down? Nice try, bub. See you in the Super Bowl!

      • Derek

        Y do u think he doesn’t practice. Reid knows that’s his meal ticket. Ur other hbs sont come close to his caliber. Also keep In mind how many back up qbs uve faced and the strength of ur schedule. Ur closer than us but we’ll both be watching another team hold the Lombardi trophy

  • Aaron Johnson

    Im certainly not happy with the outcome but damn, I saw a hell of a lot of good things today. If your expectation for this season is 12 wins, sorry to disappoint. We will lose again this year. What we did today was show the versatility of the young (and injured) team. A blocked FG to keep it 0-0 in the 1st. A pass batted down and grabbed for a TD. 2 Passing TDs to two of our endzone magnets. We turned the ball over too many times and could not score from the 1. Those are fixable things. It left a bitter taste in my mouth too but the idea is to build successful team long term and it feels like that is where SD is headed. Wait until some of these kids get up to nfl speed and we get our top players off the injury report.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Can’t disagree with you at all. We have a bright future, with a great GM and coaching staff leading the way. Just have to eliminate those stupid mistakes. They’ll learn and get much better over time.

    • chiefs7474

      All I saw was a bad team who’s now 4-4, and will be stuck in the tunnel of mediocrity for another 10 years before they hire another terrible head coach.

      • FitzWilly

        COWARD
        hiding behind his computer
        sheeeeeeeesh

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        How can you see anything with your face in Alex Smith’s game managing lap?

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        Man fuck U and your Queefs!!!!

  • FitzWilly

    A quick refresher

    You Are Welcome

    • Gunnar Martin

      haha