“NFL Games-What I Saw-What I Think”
FIGHT FOR LA….It does not involve the Chargers…its’ Rams-vs-Raiders to see who has the most fans in Los Angeles. The Coliseum had 59,000 for the Saturday night Rams-Raiders games…and a lot of Silver & Black…the Stub Hub Center had 23,000 at most, a lot of empty seats and plenty of Seahawks fans.
CHARGERS…LA’s defense gave up 115-yards in first two possessions when it was 1’s-vs-1’s in the preseason game with Seattle. The Bolts gave up big plays of 23-29-34-45-52 to the Seahawks and QB-Russell Wilson…Bolts took took 14-more penalties…that’s 29-in two games so far.
CHARGERS..Mike Williams spectacular TD catch in the end zone was highlite video stuff….if he stays healthy, he and Keenan Allen should be something special going forward with Tyrell Williams and the new usage of RB-Melvin Gordon and Austin Eckeler as receivers too.
CHARGERS..Not much production out of the tight end spot…likely the Bolts make a move on Antonio Gates to get him in for the final two weeks of camp.
CHARGERS….Travis Benjamin meet JJ Jones, the rookie returner, who now has 3-big kick returns in 2-preseason outings including the 72Y-TD runback of a punt. So far-so good.
CHARGERS…Geno Smith has won the backup QB job. Can throw the ball down the field, can run, and seems much more accurate…still to be seen when they fire real bullets…can he play without turning the vball over…he didn’t do that well in regular season action with the Jets.
CHARGERS…Who is Detrez Newsome…tough guy running back who likely makes roster on developmental squad….runs hard-catches balls-seems productive…but so did young Res Branden Oliver and Kenneth Farrow and both are gone.
CHARGERS….Jaylen Watkins-Michael Davis, both vying for spots on the roster-played really poorly in Seahawks games…giving up big plays..taking penalties too…then Watkins got hurt-knee rolled up on….
CHARGERS….Keep an eye on DE-Issac Rochelle-he had 2-QB sacks and was in on 2-tackles for loss vs Seattle….Might be starter when Corey Liuget suspension takes effect opening day….LB-Uchenna Nwosu 2-more solo tackles-fighting to take OLB starting job.
RAMS…Haven’t played their starters in a game yet…maybe weekend 3-you do have to give them reps don’t you?
RAIDERS….That was awful early wasn’t it? The Raiders had 58-yards in total offense in the first half playing against the Rams-no one played well….of course Jon Gruden didn’t play his starters either….See what next weekend brings.