The Run is Over

Yesterday’s 30-23 loss to the Denver Broncos epitomizes what the Chargers have become. There was a time period from 2006 until last season that the San Diego Chargers were considered as talented if not more so than any team in the NFL. Poor coaching, overrated quarterback play, and poor drafting later, you now have a below average team struggling to remain relevant.

Everyone knew from the start, except for A.J. Smith of course, that Norv Turner is a bum of a head coach. Sure he is an excellent offensive coordinator, but it has become clear to the ever optimistic person that Norv Turner cannot be a head coach in the National Football League.


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The most shocking regression of the Chargers team is how bad Philip Rivers has become. He is no longer good, he stinks. You can count on him to turn over the ball every game. Not just every now and then, but every single game. Yesterday he fumbled the ball three times, only losing one of them to the Broncos and threw two interceptions, all in a loss. That is about his normal day of work right now. Very impressive.

After getting an interception return for a touchdown by Eric Weddle in the first quarter, Denver took all of the momentum back in the second quarter when they rattled off 17 unanswered points. San Diego was dead and buried before the second half even started. They were down 30-16 before scoring a late touchdown as cosmetic points. On the final possession, Rivers was sacked and lost a fumble to end the game as he walked off the field nonchalantly.

Unfortunately for the Chargers, their season has come to a close with the loss to Denver. There will be major changes with this team, but they will have to finish off the final string of games before those changes are finalized.

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