Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Preseason has everyone tripping out. We win a game and we overreact and think that we are winning the Super Bowl. We lose a game and everyone is out thinking that we are going to get the top draft pick next year.
WE ARE JUST TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE… NOT A GAME.
I know it says preseason GAME, but everyone knows that we are talking about practice. This time of year is about finding the top 53 players on the roster. Just think about how far this team has come from last season’s preseason.
Last year, we had no idea who would be starting on the offensive line. We knew that D.J. Fluker would be at right tackle and Nick Hardwick would be the starting center. After those two, it could have been anyone’s guess.
The defense had just moved to Cam Thomas to take over the nose tackle position and there were some question marks about that. We still are in the same boat with the decision in the middle and there are options in free agency that the team could go with, but have not stepped up to make.
We didn’t know what Philip Rivers was going to do in the year and the expectations for him this year are through the roof.
This team has come a long way. The expectations should be greater. Don’t let the results in preseason throw things off.