The Chargers held a 24-0 lead at halftime and gave up 35 unanswered points in the second half to lose 35-24 to Denver on national television. The ESPN announcers spent the first half swooning about the superb expertise and athletic skills of the players in powder blue, and in the second half were spending their time on the fainting couch over the incredible talent displayed by the players with the white jerseys. I saw no particularly high level of talent by either team and was more impressed by the buffoonery displayed first by one team and then by the other.
When a Denver player trips over the 45-yard line with no pretty powder blue jersey even in the picture, where is the talent and expertise? That pretty much summed up Denver’s play in the first half, and San Diego’s as well, as it illustrates how well they were covering receivers. Their pass coverage consisted of allowing the pass receivers to fall down. The most frequent line all night was, “Oh shit, was I supposed to cover that guy?”
It wasn’t so much that San Diego imploded in the second half, as that Denver unimploded. The Denver players quit tripping over the yard markers and Manning finally realized that his receivers were not wearing those lovely powder blue jerseys, but were the guys in the white ones. Perhaps Denver was just so dazzled by the loveliness of the San Diego powder blue uniforms that they spent the first half just looking at them and forgot that they needed to hit those uniforms instead of merely admiring them.
You may get the impression that I am not fond of San Diego’s powder blue uniforms, which ESPN calls “the best football uniform ever” and says should be worn by San Diego all the time. You would be right. I think it is a candy ass uniform, and that only the stupid aqua worn by Miami is worse. Real men don’t wear powder blue.
So how good is San Diego, at 3-3 going into the bye week? Well, the three teams we have beaten have a combined record of 4-13, so we aren’t exactly beating good teams. We lost to Atlanta, which is currently 6-0, so there’s no shame in that, but last week we gave up 17 unanswered points to lose to an 0-4 team and this week we gave up 35 unanswered points to lose to a 2-3 team. So, of our three losses, only one has been to a team with a winning record. Long story made short; we stink.
So in other words, situation normal, all fouled up?ReplyDelete