Now is the time, my friends. I consider this coming Sunday’s game against the giants a make-or-break game. For us here in Charger land it is a must win game. Let’s face it; we are not an elite team. We cannot win against the raiders (albeit with good statistics for individual players) and expect that to translate into the Chargers being a competitive football team. We are an underachieving team.
But I am an optimistic man and I think we match-up well against the giants. I usually like to focus on the Chargers defensive side of the ball but I think the key to next week’s game is the giants d. The giants run a 4-3. This will clog the line and shut down our running game. Guess what? Our running game is staggering in its ineptitude. We have not been able to run all year and I lay the blame squarely on our o-line. We cannot block, and we are outmatched without our pro bowl center. The only reason we have gotten this far is with the work of Dielman. With four defensive linemen we simply cannot compete with smash-mouth football. I hope that Hardwick can play next week and get his excellent line-calls up the middle, but barring his return we will not be able to run. I will be looking for Rivers to eat up the secondary but still get a lot of pressure. Look for plenty of outlet passes to the flat. Which brings us to tonight’s word.
It cannot go without saying that little eli is a total b-word. For those who don’t know, I used to live in NOLA when I went to Tulane. Great place to be, but it’s also a small world and people talk. I was living there when little eli decided that he didn’t want to play for the Chargers, or I should say, daddy archie decided for him. I won’t repeat the direct stories about little eli but I think everyone can agree that his daddy runs his life. Ok, I’ll repeat one story. Hey little eli, what ever happened to that confederate flag tattoo you had on your ankle? Just asking. You give New Jersey a bad name.
Also, the NYC Charger fans have organized a couple of buses to take people from manhattan to New Jersey to see the game. It is a group of about 50 people or so and it should be a rockin time. If anyone is going to the game let me know and hopefully you can stop by before the game and meet some really cool Charger fans. I personally don’t know many of them well but they are kind souls. Unlike little eli.