Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) scrambles during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Last season I went on and on in classic Scully style about what the possible motivation for losing could be (relocation, expansion, etc.). I was quite perturbed and most of you were as well. You saw it, the 4th and 29, the unexplained laziness in the fourth quarter, the horrible play calling, the blacked out games that could have been seen live, being told to take a “chill pill” and so much more.
Well, this season I am back, but in this installment of the X-Files, I am the Mulder of the Chargers football franchise. You have probably noticed the #IBelieve on my Twitter posts and at the end of each of my blogs over the past few months. Why? Because I do believe in the Chargers and their ability to win football games.
As Mulder would say, I have seen it before and I know I will see it again. Did you read my 2013 Bolt Bold Predictions? If so, you know I am anticipating a season that we have not seen since 2006. Remember 2006? Rivers first year as starter, LT setting records and Shottenheimer leading the team to first place in the NFL with a 14-2 record. The Chargers only fell to the 49ers and Ravens that year. Then in a heart breaking last minute field goal, lost to the Patriots in the first round of playoffs – at home. Ugh.
I believe Rivers will not throw double digit interceptions this season. I believe that Mathews is going to show us why we have kept our faith in him for so long. I believe we are going to see a secondary that knows how to read an offense – and moves on it. I believe the Chargers will win.
Join me, believe this is going to be that kind of year. I believe it.