That was painful. The Los Angeles Chargers season comes down to a painful end.
It all comes to an end! It was a great ride while it lasted, but in the end there is only one team that is left standing.
It hurts! I thought this was going to be the year, but we are sitting around watching again. It was a great ride though.
It felt like the defense didn’t even show up. It felt like we were playing against the Los Angeles Rams again early in the year. We couldn’t make a stop. The offense couldn’t keep us in the game and was not built for the shootout.
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There are things that we got a fix going into next season, but there are a lot of things that we need to be excited about going into next year. We have a lot of young talent on roster. There are a lot of young studs all the way around on this roster. Derwin James and Joey Bosa are going to lead this defense. We have to get Adrian Phillips back.
The biggest hole is the offensive line. As the season kept rolling, teams found ways to get more and more pressure on Philip Rivers and it wrecked our gameplan on offense. We need to help up front.
I don’t know how many more years Philip Rivers has left, But it feels like there is less than a handful left. When do we start looking for our quarterback to compete with Patrick Mahomes for the next decade?
I don’t know what it is about our offense this year, but I always felt like we played below our potential. I don’t know who to blame for it. With players like Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler and Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin and Philip Rivers, I expected us to play lights out on offense. We just never lived up to the hype. Why?
Is it Ken? Is it Phil? The easiest answer is the offensive line. I just know I don’t know if that’s the only reason why we didn’t hit the potential of this offense. Maybe I just believe that some of our players are better than they are!
When the defense kept giving of scores yesterday, the offense couldn’t keep up. We picked up the huge score on the first drive, but we couldn’t sustain anything after that. It was a struggle watching the team.
It hurts but our team has a good core of players. At some point we will need to find life after Philip. I hate that we have Patrick Mahomes in our division, but we have a solid team to compete for a few years.