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Old 01-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Chargers Receivers

Lets discuss this offense. Yes Rivers has been reliable, but at the WR position they have depth as well as their TE.
Having Gates who i find as one big threat def. on a final drive who can make big plays all game long. Chambers and Jackson who has become a tough opponent can def have a good game on any day.
I feel pressure on Rivers is Key to stop this potent passing game, and not giving him time to step up in the pocket and make a play. Ideas?
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the wr's were rarely used in the 1st half of the game against the colts.. i just don't see jackson and chambers being a real threat against anyone
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I see more work in the flats, to be honest.

I know our new SD friends will immediately begin to stir, but I see a dink and dunk approach.

I'm not saying Rivers can't go down the field, but he's going to have to respect 25 & 43.

Lots of work for Sproles and Gates, who will have Troy bearing down on him often.
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Rivers can't complete passes if he's on his back.

Hit him and keep hitting him...and then hit him again.

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Chambers isn't the deep threat, and from the looks of it that's all Jackson is. He was taken out of the game easily by the Colts, I'm not sure he even had a reception. The key is to not give Rivers the time to let deep plays develop. We can handle everything in front of us.
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McFadden and Jackson ran almost an identical 40 (4.47:4.46 respectively).

Let him run with Jackson and pressure Rivers.

It's that simple!

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Chambers isn't the deep threat, and from the looks of it that's all Jackson is. He was taken out of the game easily by the Colts, I'm not sure he even had a reception. The key is to not give Rivers the time to let deep plays develop. We can handle everything in front of us.
This is it in a nutshell. The thing that drives me crazy about Norv's offense is this "plays in chunks" passing mentality. It has worked most of the year WITHOUT a running game. But facing a fierce pass rush it's pretty futile.

One player to consider is a guy named Legedu Naanee (#11). The kid is a playmaker and always seems to be forgotten by the defense when he's in. He came in when Malcolm Floyd was injured. Malcolm is an incredible playmaker, but I don't think his collapsed lung has healed fully yet.

Only other "receiver" who could be a factor is Brandon Manumaleuna. He's mostly a blocking TE, but he's sneaky too... and BIG.

This is not a dink and dunk offense, but I actually think it would be more effective like that in a game vs. this Steelers defense.

I'm assuming we would also count the screen passes as dink & dunk. Sproles is the king of taking these to the house. But I figure this option will be removed by the Steelers. Still, he's deadly on those swing passes that LT either dropped or ran out of bounds on all year long.

Last... you may see Sproles actually run a route or two over the middle. If he can get loose he'll cause some problems in the middle of the field.
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This is it in a nutshell. The thing that drives me crazy about Norv's offense is this "plays in chunks" passing mentality. It has worked most of the year WITHOUT a running game. But facing a fierce pass rush it's pretty futile.

One player to consider is a guy named Legedu Naanee (#11). The kid is a playmaker and always seems to be forgotten by the defense when he's in. He came in when Malcolm Floyd was injured. Malcolm is an incredible playmaker, but I don't think his collapsed lung has healed fully yet.

Only other guy who could be a factor is Brandon Manumaleuna. He's mostly a blocking TE, but he's sneaky too... and BIG.

This is not a dink and dunk offense, but I actually think it would be more effective like that in a game vs. this Steelers defense.

I'm assuming we would also count the screen passes as dink & dunk. Sproles is the king of taking these to the house. But I figure this option will be removed by the Steelers. Still, he's deadly on those swing passes that LT either dropped or ran out of bounds on all year long.

Last... you may see Sproles actually run a route or two over the middle. If he can get loose he'll cause some problems in the middle of the field.
I have to think you are right, Sproles will get some swing passes and a few passes over the middle. Likewise, you know he's going to catch a brutal hit when he does that too. How he bounces back will be critical to how well that works.
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I have to think you are right, Sproles will get some swing passes and a few passes over the middle. Likewise, you know he's going to catch a brutal hit when he does that too. How he bounces back will be critical to how well that works.
He got lit up pretty good in that Indy game and bounced back nicely.

Kid can take a hit. His fumble was a little troubling to me. I've always thought that is his weakness. He had some trouble handling the ball a couple years ago, but for the most part he worked it out.

With so many touches coming his way, this is the only thing I worry about with him.
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BTW, we did NOT have McFadden the last time we played them...
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