This goes on, and on, and on.
The Chargers losses continue to pile up, the latest being their last second loss in Green Bay to a team with a 1st year starting quarterback, and an entire roster of kid wide receivers.
Let me count the ways you can lose, and they did, again and again and again.
Where do I begin with this mess.
Justin Herbert wastes a heroic performance, his laser shot passes covering (266Y) and when he was in trouble, which was alot, he ran for (73Y), leading his team in rushing on Sunday. Runs of 9-10-11-11 and 28-yards, and it wasn’t enough for a win.
Keenan Allen does what he normally does (10R-116Y) but his day was marred by drops, critical drop passes when he was wide open.
LB-Khalil Mack showed up with a forced fumble,a QB pressure and a tackle for loss.
Even DT-Sebastian Day, who got hurt late, had a sack, a pressure and a tackle for loss.
Joey Bosa went down in agony with what could be a broken foot, or a lisfranc sprain. At least it was not an Achilles.
But all those positives against a (3-6) team they should have beaten, washed away by the air assault by young Green Bay QB-Jordan Love, who had a career best day (322Y-2TD) and he did that losing 2-of his running backs with injuries.
And in typical ‘Chargering Fashion’, the Bolts gave up the lead and lost in the final 2-minutes, dropping that record to (4-6). Hard to believe for all the things Justin Herbert has become, his career record is (29-31) since he put on the Lightning Bolt helmet.
If you are keeping score at home, here’s the check list of issues that gave Bolts fans a loss, rather than a win.
Keenan Allen, wide open, dropped a pass at the goalline that would have been a walkin TD. He also dropped a pass at the 2-yard line that would have been a score. He also dropped what would have been a lst down pass.
Quinton Johnston dropped a wide open pass early. Dropped another pass in the 3rd quarter, then did not hold onto what could have been a 70-yard TD pass late in the game.
TE-Donald Parham dropped a wide open pass on a 4th down pass early in the game after clanking one in the opening half..
Austin Ekeler fumbled at the Green Bay 5-as the Bolts were preparing to score.
Asante Samuel committed a brutal pass interference penalty on a 3rd and 20-plays on the final drive that led to the game winning TD pass to Romeo Doubs.
Mix in CB-Michael Davis getting beat on 4-passes including the game winning TD. Samuel giving up a catch and run-TD, in addition to the bad flag. And the linebackers giving up 6-completions.
And there you have it, another bad loss, a game they could have won. And Brandon Staley’s defense giving up nearly 400-yards to what really was a ‘rookie league’ offense. Green Bay may be good down road with all this skill talent, but they should not have been this good on this Sunday against the Chargers talent level.
Hard to believe the Bolts could run up 15-plays of plus-10 yards, 5-plus 20-yards and all those back breaking runs by Herbert and lose this game.
And it seems to be getting personal. Staley has a media-meltdown postgame, saying he believes in his ability as a coach, his system, and his players, and he was not going to give up play-calling duties. And he lectured the media, ‘you can stop asking that question and stop inferring we have not played good defense’. It was nasty, it was intense.
Somewhere in my house there is a dictionary, and somewhere on the pages lettered ‘C’, I will find the description of ‘Chargering’.
They did it, did it again, lost another game they had a lead in. 7-straight losses by 3-or less. 14-losses by 3-points or less during Staley’s coaching career here..
The time is running out. The hour-glass is running out, the sands of time running out on the Chargers playoff hopes and possibly Brandon Staley’s tenure as the Chargers head coach.
Packers (23) Bolts (20)…hard to believe.