That Chargers Failure On The Goal Line

By Ernie Padaon

Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ronnie Brown (23) is stopped short of the goal line against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The coaching staff should send an apology letter over to the whole offensive line and Ryan Mathews for their decisions at the 1 yard line. 1st down at the 1 and we didn’t trust our offensive line and running back to convert down there. We couldn’t trust them to pound that rock in? WHY NOT!??!

Where in the heck was Ryan Mathews to dive over the pile at the goal line? Where was LeRon McClain on an inside run with the full back? I am sure we could have ran 3 QB sneaks and we would have scored down that deep, but we decided to run all of our plays out of the shotgun and looked to pass 2 of the 3 times we had.

I cannot understand the playcalling. Sure, Mike McCoy wants to say that IF one of those plays worked, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. OF COURSE WE WOULDN’T!!!!BUT IT DIDN’T WORK!!!!

This has been an issue that our team has had this year. We can’t punch the ball in in the red zone. We can’t punch it in for 7 points. This time it costed us the game. We had the same issue against the Colts and we ran into the same problem at the end of the half against the Jaguars. Is it really that difficult to trust in the running game down there?