The Chargers actually seemed rather prepared for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chargers passing attack was making the Buccaneers secondary look as bad as advertised (at least through the first half). And a week after running all over the Oakland Raiders for 251 yards on 25 carries, RB Doug Martin was just held to 68 yards on 19 carries (3.6 YPC).
Then the second half happened and Philip Rivers had his usual meltdown that seems to be the
Norv norm for 2012.
What's wrong with Rivers? Is it a problem with his receivers? Is it a problem with the scheming? Is he just tuning out the coaches now? We've certainly seen Fiery Norv come out several times this year, even during the post-game press conference on Sunday, but it seems to have little effect.
So has Norv become ineffective? Can he save this season? Can the Chargers go on one of their customary late-season surges? Time will tell ...