Chargers vs Seahawks: What We Learned….
Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Richard Goodman (15) runs the ball in the kick off return against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports
Philip Rivers – Baby Giraffe is alive and well, however it is still clear he is not paid to make plays with his feet. After going 5-6 with no turnovers, no sacks and able to step up into the pocket, PR in the new offense made it look easy going down the field. Giving PR new options to get the ball out of his hands, made him look real comfortable. The “experts” were silent on his performance at post-game. Maybe it’s because they are starting to realize they were full of it. It feels good to be right Bolt Fans, give yourselves a pat on the back.
RB – I’m proud to say I was impressed with Ryan Mathews. On his first drive, up-the-middle no less, he gained five yards behind Chad Rinehart. Not to mention Fozzy Whittaker. They both simply were getting it done on the ground and in protection. Who would have imagined a running game could appear without 21 in the backfield.
Baby Zilla and crew – Kept one of the best passers running for his llife and out of the endzone. You should take a sigh of relief, they are for real, they are young, and to Liuget to quit.
Cornerback – it was nice to see the CB right there contesting passes, without flags. And being right on top of them, to make the tackle, instead of eing 5 yards away watching the WR make the catch.
Mike McCoy – McCoy is a very intelligent HC and I like him even more now. let me explain. While most coaches would seek to win a game, McCoy’s approach seemed to be more concerned at using this “Practice Game” as a teaching tool, rather than trying to prove they are a good football team. You want to win, I don’t believe McCoy didn’t want to as well, but based on his actions he seemed to be focused on the bigger picture. Can they win “when it matters”. On the 4th and goal, instead of going for it, they got the 3 points and got the 1’s off the field. See they had already gone for it, and proved they could. so why do it again, in a game that does not matter and risk injury to your starting player?
Well I could go on but that’s what really stood out to me.