Chargers Dead Zone Offense

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) scores during the third quarter against Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

How many times can the Chargers get to the end zone and fail? Maybe the Chargers should look at the Denver Broncos offense and look at the different ways that they get their receivers open in that area. It was nice to see that they trusted Ryan Mathews down in that area.

The Chargers have the players to score in that area. Keenan Allen is excellent at getting separation in short spaces and he has the ability to out leap defenders. Antonio Gates is a tough matchup for any linebacker in that short area. Danny Woodhead is another tough assignment. Ryan Mathews always falls forward when he is running the football and rarely has negative plays.

We have the playmakers to get it done down there, but our woes in that area has been our biggest downfall this season. The defense has been bad at times, but the lack of touchdowns in the red zone is where we are losing our games. We have been in every contest this year. We should have won so many games this year. Just look back at all the games and see how many times we left points on the board down in that area. We can’t seem to figure it out. We are going to week 11 and we still are having issues.