Friday, November 11, 2011

Unbelievable (not)

"It doesn't matter how it looked, the only thing that matters is that we're four and one and that we're leading the division."

That was the team consensus after beating teams with a conbined record of 1-11 in the first five games. Since then, after four games against teams with records at .500 and above and losing all four of them, they have changed their tune only slightly and are saying that they "believe in themselves" and that they just "have to keep going after it," whatever "it" is. They don't say what "it" is because they don't have the most remote clue what "it" is.

The Chargers game plan has been to get behind and give the opponent a false sense of security, and then to throw long passes and win the game at the last minute when the opponent has slacked off due to its false sense of security. Amazingly, this has actually worked fairly well for a while, but now teams are catching on and are lurking in the weeds late in the game and are jumping on the Chargers long routes. They either deck our receiver or, somewhat more colorfully, intercept the ball. I don't know why anyone thought this was not entirely predictable.

The Chargers were tired of being criticized for playing badly while leading the division, so they chose to quit leading the division. Brilliant.

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