Well, my heart still burns from this one I am not going to lie. Take a look at these notes that I accumulated by HALFTIME.
Notes From First Half
- Offensive Line terrible in run blocking
- Arizona front seven dominating
- Pass rush got to Rivers every play, although he still did have a bit of time
- Ladarius Green hasn’t made an impact
- Jason Verrett, WOW
- Can’t really blame Keenan Allen….
- Corey Liuget is one to watch
- Shareece Wright is struggling
- Go Chargers!
The first half was a defensive showdown between the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals. Aside from the one play where Shareece Wright got burned by Michael Floyd, they were dominating this Cardinal offense. The Chargers were also not able to move the ball across the field. Philip Rivers was struggling against this secondary, which is not too surprising
Notes From Second Half
- Jeremiah Attaochu started making his presence felt, he’s the reason the Chargers were leading by so much at a certain point
- Jason Verret again…WOW
- Philip Rivers had a bad game.. Say what you want
- Defense still did considerably well
- Running offense improved
The second half started off fantastic for the Chargers. After strip-sacking Carson Palmer and blocking a punt (both by Attaochu), the score was 17-6 in favor of the Bolts. Then everything began to fall apart.
Rivers did much better, but his stats in the second half are misleading as he mishandled a snap by Rich Ohrnberger which was recovered by the Cards. The defense, especially Shareece Wright, started to show signs of fatigue, and Palmer had his way throwing the ball to John Brown for the late touchdown. Then it’s all blurry from there. You can blame it on Keenan Allen, Philip Rivers, or the offensive line. All made mistakes.
The fact that we lost to a very good team doesn’t make me angry, but there was one formation and one personnel that was bothering me ALL GAME.
PLEASE STOP WITH THE 3 MAN FRONT WITH DT’s/DE’s ON THIRD AND LONG
Oh my God, this was ridiculous. Several times on third and long or second and long John Pagano sent in three big dudes that resulted in Palmer getting 100 seconds in the pocket. That’s just my one rant for the game.