June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Max Starks (70) holds a blocking bag during Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Pro Football Talk is releasing their power rankings for the year and the Chargers ranked in at number 22 on their list. Pretty typical around the league to see the Chargers rated in somewhere in the 20s on people’s power rankings. I think the Bolts have a much better team than the rankings suggest, but I am as biased as all of you out there.
What is even more insulting to the pre-season ranking of number 22 is the pro football talk selection for number 21: The Kansas City Chiefs.
Why in the heck does that get me heated? I don’t remember the last time that we were this far down in the list and I for sure can’t remember the last time that the Chiefs were favored to have a better record than us. I won’t even trash talk the Chiefs on this post, they have done some good things out there. They should be excited in Kansas City to have a new head coach and to have a quarterback that won’t throw the game away, but where is the respect for what the Chargers have done?
Getting rid of Norv Turner and AJ Smith should give us a good foot forward. Sure the guys on the roster will need to adjust, but it is still football. Philip Rivers got help on the offensive line that was needed. We have a veteran left tackle and a left guard that can actually play. We have a rookie road grater at right tackle and a big oaf at right guard that just wants to hit things.
The outlook for the season should be a lot more optimistic. We shall see once these guys get in the pads. Can’t wait for things to start up.