The Los Angeles Chargers lost in embarrassing fashion this past Sunday. The Bolts were outcoached, outplayed, and were defeated in every aspect of the game by an inspired Denver Broncos. The crumbling defense was dominated, and the Broncos kept the most electric Chargers in Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen ineffective. Frustration was evident from the coaching staff to quarterback, and it feels like the team is anxious to breakout. They have failed to hit a groove in any aspect, but last week’s win against a struggling Dolphins team seemed meaningful and somewhat reassuring. The Broncos crushed any reassurance and has now left the team discombobulated.
Even though the season is young, the loss has profound effects on a Chargers team that has been unable to figure out how to consistently win. The season went from promising to unfavorable, and many have questioned the judgement of the coaching staff. Some good writers have writers block. Can some good coaches have coaches block? The other scapegoat is the amount of injuries. The number of impact players that are injured is significant and undoubtedly hinders the team in many ways; however the lack of execution and adjusted game plans are inexcusable. This past Sunday the Bolts were overpowered by a Broncos running attack and did not have a clue how to put points on the board. The effort is there from determined players like Joey Bosa and Desmond King, but the play calling has not been able to figure out a correct way to use the available players. Now another terrible team that is full of pride will come to face the Bolts, and there is something in the gut of every Chargers fan that makes them nervous Sunday night. If the Chargers are a good team they will beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and show moments of dominance and excitement. What does beating bad teams mean? If the Chargers were facing a winless Jets team it wouldn’t mean anything, but another win against the Steelers could reignite a familiar flame.
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