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Turner: The Talent is There But Consistency is Not - Ricky Henne
The team’s inconsistent nature has also angered the head coach. He explained it isn’t just any one individual or position that is to be blamed, but rather all of them. Each unit has made mistakes at different moments in time, letting the team down on different occasions. Turner believes that once they get on the same page, the offense will be fine. The issue is timing, which is of essence as we approach the midpoint of the season.
Under Pressure: Blitz Design Clinic - J.J. Cooper
Thanks to the talent of guys like J.J. Watt, Antonio Smith and Connor Barwin, Wade Phillips’ defense doesn’t always need to blitz to generate pressure. But when they do send the house, good things often happen.
Rivers' Sole Focus: "Get Win Number Four" - Ricky Henne
"There doesn’t need to be dramatic changes other than going out and winning," he said. "That’s the dramatic change. Winning is definitely more dramatic than losing. As far as what it’s going to take to go and win, it’s not going to take anything dramatic. I wish that I didn’t have to keep saying it, but it’s very clear what’s cost us these last three wins. But we’re in the situation that we’re in and we have to dig ourselves out."
PFF Reaction Blog: Week 8 - PFF Analysis Team
Where to start with San Diego? At least they got some good performances out of their offensive line. Jeromey Clary (+4.0) earned their highest grade, while the second highest grade was shared between Ronnie Brown (+3.4) and Tyronne Green (+3.4).
Defense Turns Corner Despite Loss - Ryan Schuler
"The bottom line is we let them get one more point than we got, so we didn’t play well enough," linebacker Shaun Phillips said. "I mean, we played solid and we can learn from it and build from it, but at the end of the day, it’s all about the win. The bottom line is just about us on defense making sure that they get one less point than we score on offense and we didn’t do that."
Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
Biggest area to build on: Look, it’s hard to find shine for this team right now. But anytime a defense holds an NFL offense to seven points, it is a positive. The problem is, the Chargers could only muster six points.
Monday Chargers Report - Ricky Henne
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