Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson (22) in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
I know that there is a ton of frustration on the Chargers offense, but we all need to understand that it was one game. Just one game. There were mistakes in the gameplan, but there was also a lack concentration on the players part that killed the offense. People need to catch the ball when it hits them in the hands and that includes Philip Rivers. Just completing catches would have won the game.
This post is not to make any excuses for the Chargers offense either. Not at all!
Here were the issues with the team. Where in the world was Ryan Mathews?! I know that we want to get protection for Philip Rivers with the other backs, but the run game is the best with Ryan Mathews taking the rock. Don’t run Danny Woodhead through the middle when we can get the ball to Ryan. He is the best running back on the roster.
Why do we wait so long to move into a hurry-up?! Every time that we move into the hurry-up, I feel that we march down the field and put up 7 points. Unless it is in the final 2 minutes to win the game of course. Make this thing a priority in some of these games.
In the end, the Cardinals have a solid secondary to stop the Chargers threats on the outside. We should have attacked the middle of the defense more, but it seemed to lead to a lot of dropped passes when we did.
We know that this offense should be able to move the ball down the field. We saw it last season and know that the team is better this year. The offense has another tough task with the Seattle Seahawks coming to town, but the team will have to get things straight.