“Quarterback Club Comments”
Chargers Win…That was pretty impressive, a pounding of the Arizona Cardinals. Yes it is only preseason, but the statement the defense made, the way they played, especially against Carson Palmer and most of the first unit was pretty solid. The bottom line, just (206Y) allowed..1-sack, 3-tackles for loss, 2-picks.
Bolts Blitz…The pass rush got only one sack, but got lots of pressure…Brandon Mebane clogged up the run game, and the edge rushers and the part-time blitz scheme got into the face of the Cardinals QBs much of the night.
Shutdown Secondary…Game balls to a bunch of guys…Brandon Flowers read a bubble screen, picked it off and scored, though he got beat down the field a couple of times too….Jason Verrett was superb in coverage, and with a key deflection…Ditto for Casey Hayward…Dwight Lowery had a couple of crunching tackles and a blitz run…and Jahleel Addae took an overthrown pass back 61-yards to set up a field goal, thanks to QB pressure.
Kids Can Do….Everyone has been talking about Tyrell Williams, and the 6’3 receiver caught 4-more balls down the field winning matcups…He seems to be moving front and center to replace both the retired Malcom Floyd and the injured Stevie Johnson…Am surprised not more snaps yet for ex-Packer-Raider James Jones.
Offensive Line…Yes it’s healthy, and yes it seems to be holding up in pass blocking, but it’s not run blocking….Against the Cardinals front, 24-carries for just 48-yards…
Melvin Gordon…Still waiting for him to break off a couple of big runs…In space isolated on people, he is very dangerous…Still don’t seem to be many holes for him to run to.
Lambo Blast….Josh Lambo kicked 4-field goals including a 50-yarder…most of his kickoffs were in the endzone, once upon a time, that was good, but not now, with the ball coming out to the 25-on touchbacks….Unless the Chargers sky kick it to the five, teams won’t be bringing back many of Lambo’s kicks.
Kasor Can Do…Drew Kasor does have a strong leg, so we wait to see if he can now become a positional punter on occassion.
Joey Bosa….There may have been conversations, but as of Sunday night, still no Joey Bosa sighting at the team hotel or in team meetings. Keeping score at home, he has missed 2-games, 2-scrimmages, 30-practices and 50-meetings. Knowing John Pagano’s playbood of exoctice formations and coverages is one thing, being able to execute it, when you are not in camp taking reps, is another thing.
Why-Why-Why….More verbal warfare from the Chargers organization, this time Fred Maas, using facebook ads to go after City Councilman Chris Cates, an opponent of Plan C-the Stadium Initiative. It’s one thing to criticize the critics, it’s another thing though to put the councilman’s office number in ads, and invite Chargers fans to bombard his office and his secretary with critical calls. That’s borderline harrassment. That’s classless. And obviously sanctioned by owner Dean Spanos. This comes on the heels of 9-months of public tirades by Spanos mouthpiece Mark Fabiani over the CSAG efforts and the Qualcomm sight. And Spanos wonders why he has no political currency amongst politicians in this city.
Next stop-Minnesota….The Chargers got smoked in Tennessee. They turned around and scorched Arizona at the Q. We see how they play heading back out ont he road, facing Teddy Bridgewater, Norv Turner and the Vikings next weekend. The first roster cuts come up after that game.