Five Lessons From Week 10 - Ricky Henne
We can’t say it enough; the Chargers need to figure out how to play 60 minutes of football. In all but one loss, the Chargers were right there in the waning moments of the game, but have not been able to get the big stop or timely score. The season would most likely be very different at this point if they could have stolen a victory from one of their losses to the Saints, Broncos, Browns or Buccaneers. The Chargers need to figure out how to get the job done in crunch time over their final seven games.
With Franklin Injured, Run D Will Need to Fill Big Hole - Ricky Henne
"It was kind of funny," he said. "I made the tackle and got up and I felt weak. I thought maybe it had gotten banged up or something, but then it seemed like it was more than that. I’ve never (experienced) something like this before. I’m going to leave it in the hands of my training staff. These guys are great at doing (what they do) so I’ll follow the procedures and we’ll see what happens."
Can Strong Performances Translate to a Win? - Ricky Henne
Now, the question begs asking: Can the Chargers translate the positives into a win in Denver next Sunday? According to Turner, the answer is yes. It won’t be easy facing a Broncos team that is on a roll, but the head coach realizes the magnitude of the game and how the team needs to prepare.
What did Norv Turner's rant show? - Bill Williamson
Turner temporally lost his cool and was shouting in response to questions after a 34-24 loss. It was the 4-5 Chargers’ fourth loss in the past five games. My reaction? Yes, it was out of character, but I don’t think Turner should be criticized for losing his cool. It happens. Plus, he calmed down pretty quickly.
ReFo: Chargers @ Buccaneers, Week 10 - Khaled Elsayed
I’ve made it clear for a while that I’m not a huge fan of the rotational policy the Chargers have employed with their outside linebackers. Jarret Johnson plays in base, Melvin Ingram comes in for obvious pass rushing situations and Shaun Phillips plays all the while. On paper it’s not the worst idea but in reality it isn’t working.
Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
Don’t expect to hear much about it from San Diego this week, but I think the Chargers will be somewhat motivated to face Denver because of the Towelgate investigation stemming from an Oct. 14 game. The Chargers were cleared, but I know some people in the organization are annoyed that the investigation even happened. Will it play a role in this game? We’ll see, but there could be some bad blood.
Chargers' second-half failures - Bill Williamson
The numbers don’t lie. The Chargers have been good in the first half and terrible in the second half. San Diego has outscored opponents by 53 points in the first half and has been outscored by 35 points in the second half.