Just how many puns can we make when talking about beating the Jets?
- Bolts down Jets
- Chargers hijack Jets
- Oliver, Rivers steal Ryan’s baggage
- Vick, Smith forced to sit coach
- Jets stopped at the Gates
It’s too easy. And speaking of, what on Earth are these mouth breathers doing now? Oy vey.
Anyway, the Chargers played easily their best all-around game of the season on Sunday, absolutely smothering the Jets 31-0. In New York’s, well, lack of defense, it looked as if the wheels really came off somewhere between the airport and kick-off. In fact, if it was to come to light that the entire Jets team spent pre-game warm ups huffing cans of tire-inflator, we wouldn’t be surprised. Goodness what a mess. Combined, the Geno Smith and Michael Vick highlights from that game look more like an un-aired Benny Hill sketch than the actions of professional quarterbacks.
And that vaunted run D? Thwarted by a fourth-string undrafted free agent rookie. But, let’s not kid ourselves, the identification of Branden Oliver and the subsequent retaining of five running backs by Team Telesco should be considered the best front office move for the Chargers since this staff actually moved into the front office.
Anyway, on with the stuff from the Interwebs:
Third Down’s a Charm
Chargers.com managing editor Ricky Henne highlights just how well the Bolts handled third downs on both sides of the rock. The defense was monstrous despite the lack of athletic credibility demonstrated by the team in green. And on offense, Rivers, Oliver, Floyd, Royal, Gates and that O-line, down its third starting center, converted thirds into firsts all afternoon.
Next Man Down
Can’t deny it, the Chargers are hurt. Leguskry’s knee, Fluker’s ankle, Troutman’s fin, and Donald Brown’s melon are giving the San Diego training and medical teams four more reasons to not make it home in time for dinner. Bolts from the Blue surmises the situation accordingly.
Keep it Down, Please.
Finally, this happened. We’d much rather be a team no one is talking about than one recognized as a legit contender for the division. It helps keep the target a bit blurry when seen through the gunsights of our opponents’ game planners. In this case, Peyton Manning. Sigh. Gotta step up anyway, play like it doesn’t matter. Thankfully, this is an ESPN Insider article, so no one will read it.
We’re not quite sure how Power Rankings became so important, but every website that can be found on a search for “NFL Power Rankings” seems to have a list of some sort. As of today, the San Diego Chargers are #3 on most of them. Except on this one.
If you find some more stuff on the web to share about the Chargers, hit us up. Like Jarret Johnson did to Geno Smith.