No Bolt in San Diego Chargers Opener
*Going to borrow from the Larry King style of writing (when he wrote “column” for USA Today) and use short, semi-incomplete thoughts.
SD Chargers lose to Arizona Cardinals 18-17 on Monday, September 8th in first game of 2014 NFL season.
- I’m not a professional sportswriter, but if I were, I don’t know how I could separate emotion from fact when writing about my favorite team.
- What was the game plan for the offense in the 1st half? Chargers had weeks to prepare and somehow made the Arizona defense look like the Steel Curtain.
- SD offense is like Jekyl & Hyde. Some drives they look unstoppable (2 quick TDs to start the 3rd quarter) and other drives, they’re 3 and out and look ineffective.
- Injuries are part of the game. But if a backup cannot come in and get the job done, why is he the back up?
- How can you be an All Pro QB and botch a snap (taking the team out of field goal range) AND get called for delay of game on 2 different drives late in the 4th quarter?
- The Chargers cannot make a defensive hold in the 4th quarter with the game on the line. Historically, I know its been done, but I can’t remember the last time.
- The first game of 2014 reminded me of 2013 and it was déjà vu watching a SD opponent move 90+ yards for the score to beat the Chargers.
- SD starting center and team captain Nick Hardwick was injured in the Arizona game and is on the Injured Reserve (IR) and out for the season.
- The Chargers are at home on Sunday, September 14th against the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks. The game is sold out and fans are being asked to wear all white for a “White Out” at Qualcomm Stadium. Hope the team doesn’t equate this with waving the white flag…