Okay, it was a shaky first half. And the run game didn’t look tremendous; or at all good, rather. Nevertheless, the W was earned, and the entire team, not just our boy under center, can walk away with the credit.
Here’s the thing folks: let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Booing the team after the first stanza is a little much. We haven’t won anything yet and just because the Jags don’t have a win doesn’t equate to the Chargers walking away with a five-touchdown victory. This is the NFL and Blake Bortles looks as of now to have everything it takes to be a long-term field general. He was widely regarded as the best QB in the draft, he just didn’t have all the hype of Johnny Jackwagon.
Anyway, here’s what the web has to say about the team that plays in the stadium next to Parking Lot Section D3:
Rivers besting the best
Hard to deny, as Fox Sports argues quite well in this small bit of content about the NFL’s first quarter of 2014.
Running game not on all cylinders?
We’re not real convinced of this yet. Brown was in his first game as an official starter and in general, no aspect of the offense was firing fluidly last Sunday. The pass game had no choice but to go into high gear to make some room on the scoreboard. Donald Brown was more than effective against the Bills after Woodhead went down. Oliver will prove himself and let’s not forget the O-line’s ability to run block. We know they can build a pocket for Philip, so it’s time the coaches buck-up a bit on how the big-and-burlies perform on first down. Let’s wait another couple of weeks before we get the paddles out for our rushing game.
Chargers defense making plays
It’s time to say it: the San Diego Chargers defense is seriously good. Bolts from the Blue has a piece on this that’s worth a couple of minutes of your time. They made it clear against Buffalo that the Seattle performance was not a fluke, and then in the second half the other day put a stamp on what they’ve been delivering. Our defense has been terrific when it counts so far this season and gives us reason to not fast-forward through opponents’ possessions when re-watching the game.
Fivethirtyeight.com gives us good odds to make the post-season
Take it for what’s it worth. Which is to say, that and $10.00 will get you all the tacos you can eat when Taco Guy comes to D3.