August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Ricky Elmore (50) misses a tackle on San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James (right) during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 35-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
San Diego Chargers fans, are you concerned? The preseason ended and the offense looked like booty. They could not get in a rhythm at any point and Philip Rivers looks like he is going to throw even more intentions than last year.
The starting left tackle is an undrafted free agent out of UCLA. He was laughed at by Jared Allen last week. The situation looks ugly.
Ryan Mathews is still recovering from injury and the backups don’t look like they can carry the load. Vincent Brown will be out for at least 8 weeks and he might not even come back at all.
We have not scored a touchdown in a couple of games.
The defense was rolled over by the San Francisco 49ers today. They ran the ball down our throats and we will open up the season against Darren McFadden and their ground attack.
Are you concerned?
Where is the silver lining?
Melvin Ingram looks like an impact player and we need to see him on the field as much as possible. The defense looks like it will force more turnovers this year, but the game against the niners was not encouraging.
Philip Rivers has been connecting on a high percentage of his passes.
Antonio Gates does look like he is slimmer and faster than last year. This will be huge for Philip and the offense. Gates made some nice catches down the field against the niners, but he did have that fumble also.
The defense looks like it has the potential to be better. The preseason has been a little bit of a roller coaster, but they have shown that they can get after the quarterback and force some turnovers.
This was just the preseason though. Come Monday Night, we will forget everything that happened in the preseason. Remember last preseason, Philip Rivers tore up defenses? His season didn’t turn out too hot.