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Question Marks for the San Diego Chargers Season

By Ernie Padaon

August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner on the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

After making so many changes in the offseason (except the change all the fans wanted), there are question marks that surround the San Diego Chargers. Here are a few question marks that we were not able to erase during the preseason:

Norv Turner – Always have to start out this list with Coach Turner. He is the biggest question mark on the team. How will he screw up the team this year? Can he turn things around? The Chargers have missed the playoffs the last couple of seasons and fans place a large portion of the blame on Coach Turner’s shoulders. Will he be able to get us all off of his back?

Philip Rivers – Philip never used to be a question mark for the team, but after the season he had last year, there are some that are beginning to wonder. Why has he become turnover happy? Is he starting to regress as a quarterback? Can he turn back into the quarterback that we know and love?

Jared Gaither – Remember that left tackle we brought in last season that sparked the offense? Well that guy got paid and turned into a lazy left tackle that gets “whole body cramps” and back spasms. Will he stop playing games and get back on the football field? Is he even injured? Will we have to rely on an undrafted free agent to protect Philip’s back side for the rest of the year?

Health – Why does this seem to be an issue every season for the Chargers? Because it is the NFL, that’s why! People get hurt and we already have some key injuries to start out the year. Vincent Brown is out for half the year. Ryan Mathews made his annual trip to the injury report already and Jared Gaither might as well place a ‘Q’ next to his name for the entire season. Injuries are going to happen, but will we be able to overcome the injuries that we have?

What other question marks do you have for the Chargers this season?