The more I see the 2010 chargers the more I'm convinced this is a mentally soft unclutch team, a few bad things can be atributed to bad luck (3 fumbles recovered by Raiders that go forward). But there is two much evidence this team is mentally soft.
Special Teams: 32 ranked on return defense, I guess Kassim was worth the money, and the loss of Binn is devastating, I guess the lack of speed in the current snapper is truly significant. 3 return for TD in 5 games is deplorable.
Turnovers in the red zone: too many too count, too many to be a fluke. Didn't Norv get heat a few years ago, that avoiding turnovers in the red zone was even more important that scoring TD's, so what gives Norv??.
Drives to tie or win the game: As great as Philip has been, zero points in the 3 key drives of the season to tie or win the game, elite QB's score on most those situations.
Lack of clutch plays on Defense: In 2 of the 3 losses zero turnovers, against the raiders had a 9 point lead, couldn't stop that offense. Where was the 9 sack pass rush!?. Championship defenses put that game away, and get a stop or turnover.
The 2009 chargers were 2-3 and bounced back, so a part of me is hopeful, but this team seems to be that bully that as soon as someone punches back he's broken mentally. What your take guys?
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