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No excuses… but the excuses for Frank Reich

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December 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

San Diego Chargers OC Frank Reich is under major scrutiny this season for the way he ran the offense this season and during the final game of the year. He deserves scrutiny, but it is not all his fault.

People question his game plan from week to week and wonder about the playcalls. People wonder why he can’t stay consistent with his game plan. People also wonder why he abandons the run game so quickly on offense.

There were times where it even seemed that Philip Rivers had questioned some of the play calls on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let’s look back at Frank’s season and see some of the things that contributed to the struggles on offense.

The rushing yards dropped from 1965 yards in 2013 to 1367 yards in 2014. The passing yards dropped from 4328 yards in 2013 to 4098 yards in 2014. The touchdowns dropped from 42 in 2013 to 40 in 2014.  All the numbers dropped, but what could have been done with some of the hurdles that he faced.

Let’s look back at some of those injuries that held back this offense. Yes it is an excuse, but there was no way to overcome some of the madness that we had to go through.