Chargers at Chiefs: Chief Concerns


Oct 31, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates after causing a fumble in the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Decided to change the title of the post that was once called “why the Chargers will LOSE!” The post will still have the same content, but now it doesn’t sound like I am choosing the Bolts to lose every single week. Maybe you will get less pissed off at the post… but likely not. Here are some concerns about this weekend’s game against the Chiefs.

The biggest concern in the game has to be the Chargers offensive line. Philip Rivers has been beaten up the last couple of games. He had happy feet against the Falcons and forced a couple of passes that were ill advised. If he was given the time, then he MIGHT not make those throws. Can the guys up front get him any time to get the ball to his receivers?

This week, we have to face Tamba Hali and the Kansas City defense. Hali has been a menace against the Bolts for years. At the end of the game, he could be laughing at Mike Harris like Jared Allen did early in the preseason. Will Harris be able to stop Hali?

Maybe Jared Gaither will be healthy enough to play against his former team. That could be a life saver for Philip and the offense. Maybe facing off against the team that released him last season was the motivation needed to get Jared in the game.

With the offensive line shaky, we will have to worry about that interception monster. If Philip is playing happy feet in the pocket, we know what the results are.

Speaking of turnovers, remember the fumble? Not Ryan Mathews fumble…. THE FUMBLE! The worst day ever fumble.

We do have to worry about Ryan holding onto the football too, but Chiefs fans will continue to remind us of the botched center exchange between Nick Hardwick and Philip. We have to protect that football!

We will be facing the league’s leader in rushing yards. His numbers are bloated after a 2oo-something performance against the New Orleans Saints, but anytime he touches the ball, he can take it to the house. We locked down Darren McFadden and Chris Johnson earlier in the year, can we add Charles to that list?

Matt Cassel doesn’t strike any fear to a defense, but he has the help of WR Dwayne Bowe. Bowe makes Cassel look semi-decent. Taste the Dwayne Bowe.

Quentin Jammer will have to lock him down and the secondary will have to shift the coverage over to try and limit any damage from Bowe. Make someone else on offense beat us.

Lastly, this game is in Kansas City! Home field advantage is non-existant in some locations (San Diego), but KC knows how to liquor up and get wild for the games. They will be screaming their heads off. Look out for those Jeromey Clary false starts with that crowd noise. Mike Harris might make those same mistakes.

It’s never easy going up against a division foe. They got a boost in their confidence beating up on the Saints and now they have hopes of taking the top spot in the division.

Any other concerns about this game?