I’m going to go ahead and get a few things off my chest real quick.
Ryan Matthews – This game is on you. There were plenty of other mistakes made, but your fumble started the ball rolling. Get it? I’m clever. Anyway, if you want people to stop saying you’re frail and you fumble too much then you need to stop getting injured and stop putting the ball on the ground. Screw that, it’s too late. You’re dead to me.
Defense – You were outclassed in this game. There is no excuse for letting a team with no discernible running game travel 98 yards on your home field. Period. And it’s clear we haven’t solved the age old Chargers riddle of how to cover Tight Ends. Terrible.
AJ – Your O-line blows. That poor rookie got manhandled today by a real team. Jared Gaither is a horrible bust and anybody could have seen it coming. You did nothing to replace two pro bowl linemen and we’re going to pay for it all year.
Rivers – There you are. It must be frustrating to see your team crumble around you. Why compound it with boneheaded decisions and poor mechanics? Your regression continues.
I wanted to believe. I wanted to say that this team showed promise in dominating lesser opponents and that it could translate that success into actual contention. Tomorrow the local hacks will say that we’re still leading the division and that maybe it was premature to rush Matthews back. And they’ll say that inter-conference games don’t mean that much and on and on and they’ll make excuses for AJ, while likely beginning the process of throwing Norv under the bus. But they’ll tell you this team is still good enough to win the division. Well, the rest of our division looked damn good today and we looked like I thought we would before the season started. I won’t be falling for that shit again anytime soon. It’s time to sit back and enjoy Norv and AJ’s swan song.