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    I'm glad the season is over.

    yeah i know i talked a lot of crap and deserve to be smacked for it, my team sucked. no it wasn't because they don't have good players, or because they had unprecedented injuries because this year they were relatively healthy, at least twords the end.

    here were the issues in my opinion:

    mistakes. the chargers have made key mistakes in every game, many lead directly to losing. drive killing penalties, penalties at the end of games (like the Denver game), but most of all the turnovers on offense that have lead to numerous losses.

    the chargers are dead last in turnover differential, that is a combination of lots of mistakes on offense and not enough takeaways on defense. I am somewhat happy with how the defense has been but nowhere near enough turnovers and not enough sacks.

    even though jerry tillery has gotten better as the season went on, there has not been a good enough push in the middle of the DL. sacks and pressure attribute greatly to causing turnovers and i think that's the biggest issue on defense right now. joey bosa and melvin ingram have both played well this season but the rest on the DL have not.

    rivers. he has not had a great season, arguably his worst. he has made a lot of dumb decisions, and his accuracy has been off at times while other times it's been as solid as ever. yes i think he can still play another year and be successful IF some things improve which i will explain below.

    the OL is of course another big part of it. if rivers was to play another year, they MUST drastically improve the pass protection and the run blocking. rivers at this stage of his career cannot have success without above average pass protection and a solid running game, he's had neither this season.

    I have my serious doubts they can fix this in just one off season, if they can't they should probably move on from rivers.

    there is no identity on offense. the chargers must bring in a new offensive mind or at the very least figure out what the hell they are trying to do. if they do the former, that's even more reason to move on from rivers.

    to me, all this stuff is fixable and i think they can bounce back. however, making it work with rivers next year might be the hardest path to success in my opinion, even though he brings so much to the team, similar to manning at the end even though he regressed.

    we will see what happens, the off season now officially begins.

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    Justin Simmons had a pretty damn good year. He was a top safety this year as I earlier predicted. Lol Again not saying heís better than James but he did contribute more this season as I also predicted. Lol

    Anyway itíll be interesting to see how LA approaches the NFL draft and what they decide to do at QB!

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    Funny. I thought this was a bumped thread from October.

    Joking (slightly) but I can't wait to see our other new home stadium next year.

    Joking again (not really) but the Chargers will be a big story in the draft. You have Eli and possibly Rivers looking for new homes. What a strange story that would be to their parallel careers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilSpawn View Post
    Funny. I thought this was a bumped thread from October.

    Joking (slightly) but I can't wait to see our other new home stadium next year.

    Joking again (not really) but the Chargers will be a big story in the draft. You have Eli and possibly Rivers looking for new homes. What a strange story that would be to their parallel careers.
    This thread actually applies to the Broncos, Chargers, and Raiders fans...
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    Quote Originally Posted by baphamet View Post
    yeah i know i talked a lot of crap and deserve to be smacked for it, my team sucked. no it wasn't because they don't have good players, or because they had unprecedented injuries because this year they were relatively healthy, at least twords the end.

    here were the issues in my opinion:

    mistakes. the chargers have made key mistakes in every game, many lead directly to losing. drive killing penalties, penalties at the end of games (like the Denver game), but most of all the turnovers on offense that have lead to numerous losses.

    the chargers are dead last in turnover differential, that is a combination of lots of mistakes on offense and not enough takeaways on defense. I am somewhat happy with how the defense has been but nowhere near enough turnovers and not enough sacks.

    even though jerry tillery has gotten better as the season went on, there has not been a good enough push in the middle of the DL. sacks and pressure attribute greatly to causing turnovers and i think that's the biggest issue on defense right now. joey bosa and melvin ingram have both played well this season but the rest on the DL have not.

    rivers. he has not had a great season, arguably his worst. he has made a lot of dumb decisions, and his accuracy has been off at times while other times it's been as solid as ever. yes i think he can still play another year and be successful IF some things improve which i will explain below.

    the OL is of course another big part of it. if rivers was to play another year, they MUST drastically improve the pass protection and the run blocking. rivers at this stage of his career cannot have success without above average pass protection and a solid running game, he's had neither this season.

    I have my serious doubts they can fix this in just one off season, if they can't they should probably move on from rivers.

    there is no identity on offense. the chargers must bring in a new offensive mind or at the very least figure out what the hell they are trying to do. if they do the former, that's even more reason to move on from rivers.

    to me, all this stuff is fixable and i think they can bounce back. however, making it work with rivers next year might be the hardest path to success in my opinion, even though he brings so much to the team, similar to manning at the end even though he regressed.

    we will see what happens, the off season now officially begins.
    Nobody including me has said you donít have good players

    But that your team overall as a whole, something you canít grasp even since your ďmost well rounded teamĒ blew up in your face, might not be as talented as you think

    I mean the broncos have like ten more sacks than the chargers and thatís with losing Chubb in week 4, and Wolfe who was leading the team in sacks

    Weíve had a mish mash defensive backfield all season, and despite the theory that Flacco was going to just manage the offense we played 8 games with some of the worst we play you can imagine

    And played with a back up guard at RT all year and the last two games with three lineman two who were on the PS

    And still won more games

    Sometimes you just gotta take it as the team isnít as talented as you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
    This thread actually applies to the Broncos, Chargers, and Raiders fans...
    No duh. That it is.

    No one will be surprised if it's also about the Pats in two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilSpawn View Post
    No duh. That it is.

    No one will be surprised if it's also about the Pats in two weeks.
    Probably one week, but we'll see how it goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
    Probably one week, but we'll see how it goes...
    I just typed "I'll be shocked" but just thought that momentum might carry the Titans to the next round. But I still think the Pats D will do enough in a 27-17 victory.

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    Look on the bright side; you'll be able to copy and paste
    your original post for years to come while we polish trophies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
    This thread actually applies to the Broncos, Chargers, and Raiders fans...

    This thread only applies to the chargers and are only my thoughts. The chargers are in a good position to draft their future at QB, otherwise they will be stuck with guys like drew lock who have potential as a game manager and thatís about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozzerpete View Post
    Look on the bright side; you'll be able to copy and paste
    your original post for years to come while we polish trophies.
    So youíre saying your defense is going to carry an inept offense to another SB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baphamet View Post
    This thread only applies to the chargers and are only my thoughts. The chargers are in a good position to draft their future at QB, otherwise they will be stuck with guys like drew lock who have potential as a game manager and that’s about it.
    Keep telling yourself that..... I think the words coming out of the NFL Pundits hold a lot more weight than yours. But I guess we'll see.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilSpawn View Post
    Funny. I thought this was a bumped thread from October.

    Joking (slightly) but I can't wait to see our other new home stadium next year.

    Joking again (not really) but the Chargers will be a big story in the draft. You have Eli and possibly Rivers looking for new homes. What a strange story that would be to their parallel careers.
    The new stadium would get taken over by most fan bases regardless if itís the rams or the chargers playing.

    I honestly canít stand LA, wish the chargers moved entirely out of Southern California, only way they will ever have a solid fan base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stackhouser View Post
    Keep telling yourself that..... I think the words coming out of the NFL Pundits hold a lot more weight than yours. But I guess we'll see.....
    Iím just going by what Iíve actually seen. Donít forget, the pundits said similar things about Trevor simian after he Had a few good games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Z View Post
    Justin Simmons had a pretty damn good year. He was a top safety this year as I earlier predicted. Lol Again not saying heís better than James but he did contribute more this season as I also predicted. Lol

    Anyway itíll be interesting to see how LA approaches the NFL draft and what they decide to do at QB!
    Derwin was injured though. I like how you mention you were right about that but fail to mention your prediction about chubb.

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