Oh my. It's been a long time since this team has been 2-6. That's bad. There's no other conclusion you can reach when you look at a record like that. Yesterday, we gave up another close one in Baltimore and now I can officially say that I don't love 10:00AM games anymore. Is this how the San Diego Chargers end? Not with a bang, but with a whimper?
I'm done with good news and talk of miraculous turnarounds. While I don't think this team is that far away from contending, it ain't happening this year. We're not going to run the table and steal the AFC West title from a Denver Broncos team that just humiliated the Packers on national television. We can forget all that.
No, unfortunately, this team is just close enough to make a run in a year or two when they're ready to woo new fans in L.A. And not only will they field some new personnel-there's only so much you can do in an off season or two on that front-they'll likely try to load up on some real football people for once in their existence under the Spanos clan. Telesco and McCoy won't make it to L.A. Those guys aren't selling anything in a new market after what's become of this team in their short tenure. No, I'd expect that with their newfound revenue stream, the Spanoses will crack open their dusty checkbooks and make offers to the likes of John Gruden and Bill Cowher, knowing that while the Chargers might be a hard sell to L.A. fans those legendary coaches will garner some real interest. Heck, even Jimmy Johnson will probably get a call if all else fails.
I assume that's been the plan all along, it's only taken longer to get here than they originally anticipated. The team got good and that made it hard to move. I suspect that deep down that's why the organization really hated Marty. But AJ and Norv were never going to see the field in Los Angeles, and it looks like Tommy T and McCoy won't make it either. They might not survive the week. At this rate, they don't deserve to. Yesterday pounded the final nail into that coffin, or at least it should have.