Re: Chargers On a Down Spiral....
Ok, I think the criticism of the Chargers is overly harsh.
Their 14-2 season last year is hanging round their neck like a millstone - fact is LT had one of the alltime great seasons by a RB - most of the time he was just plain unstoppable.
Its going to take a little time for this team to adjust to the whole new coaching team, but im convinced that that, if he can find time in between chewing his QB out, LT will rediscover some of the 2006 vintage form before long and the rest of the team will follow suit.
Thats the problem with 14-2 seasons - there is very little scope to improve - and the NFl is such an overly reactionary league..and its fans are too.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.