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Bolts & Dolts: The San Diego Chargers are Terrible

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Each week, John Gennaro looks back at the previous San Diego Chargers game and hands out cheers (Bolts) and jeers (Dolts) to players that performed above or below expectations. This week will not be easy for him.

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Bolts

Literally nobody.

Dolts

Everyone who isn't Jason Verrett


No? I need to hit a minimum word count? Okay.

Brandon Flowers

He was terrible. Any time the Oakland Raiders needed a first down, Derek Carr just had to throw it in the direction of Flowers and they got it.

Pass Rush

Literally the only thing Brandon Flowers did well. Melvin Ingram and Jerry Attaochu were nowhere near Carr. He had all day to throw on every play.

Jimmy Wilson

While people predicted a big game for Darrell Stuckey all week, I thought Wilson would get the start with Eric Weddle out. Turns out, I was right, but I wish I wasn't.

Donald Butler

I'm not putting stats here because it doesn't matter. Donald Butler had 6 tackles, but that doesn't matter because he was abused by WRs, TEs, RBs and anyone blocking him all game long. The Raiders aimed their attack at Butler, and it worked.

Everyone else

I'm already tired of this.

Yeah, Keenan Allen had some good stats. None of it mattered. Malcom Floyd only had 7 receiving yards, but whatever. The running game was atrocious.

This all boils down to one thing: The players didn't care. They were unmotivated. They didn't want to play on Sunday, in a must win game, which means there's no reason to believe they're going to turn it around any time soon.

And, if they do turn it around and start playing with fire, I have to ask the question....why couldn't they get motivated to play against a division rival at home?