I’m impressed. I am thoroughly impressed with this team. How can you not be? Did anyone out there truly believe that they’d have accomplished this much so soon. Three wins? Already? I had them pegged for three wins all year. So what better time to rest on your laurels and go back to playing fundamental Charger football? You know, protect your ten point lead in the third quarter. Fall back into your “bend and pray you don’t snap like a toothpick” defense. Reach up under my sternum and squeeze until my heart pops like a zit. Tried and true tactics all around.
Oh geez, am I waffling again? I apologize. Truthfully this season has given us some real hope for the future. There are some emerging players, and a surprising amount of heart on this club. And then there is other stuff…
The personnel issues continue to concern me. I don’t just mean the hundred gazillion dollars they’re paying to a bunch of guys on other teams. I’m certainly not going to go back to the whole Rodney “Descending player huh? Well, I certainly wouldn’t have let Mike Vick roll out into space and waltz into the end zone, without at least knocking him out for the season” Harrison thing either. I don’t want to ask what happened to Kevin Dyson, why we’re talking about signing Bobby Shaw, or what exactly did David Boston do that was all that bad (Although I would talk more about that one if he weren’t on IR right now). And the last thing I would ever mention is how people in the know will tell you, to a man, that Dean-o was always the tightest shut down corner in the Rat Pack. So what is it about personnel that I do want to talk about? Oh, I guess it was that stuff. I’m a little under the weather, and not thinking entirely clearly.
Speaking of not thinking clearly, I’m a little irked with a few of the coaching decisions that were made this past Sunday. Now, I definitely have to give credit to the staff for letting Nate “Is it too early to call me a phenom” Kaeding go for a fifty-three yarder. That’s the kind of thing that gives a young guy career building type confidence. But what the hell is up with our offense? I don’t want to see this team play as thought they believe they’ve ever held a ten point lead for two whole quarters again. That is chilling. Go for the jugular. Go for the jugular. Also, the jugular, there’s a place to go.
Well Chargers, I suppose I can understand how you wouldn’t want to be shown up by the other San Diego professional sports franchise. I imagine you feel it’s your turn to achieve closeness. And to that I say, best of luck. May you soar to respectable heights on the gilded wings of pigeons.