I have to say that I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Chargers tickets holders. As good as this team is, they’ve been shut out of the Super Bowl. OK, so they can get off to a bad start and then recover, something they’ve done regularly. But I can’t help but feel that the San Diego Chargers management has ignored the one piece of advice I’ve been able to give, something I strongly believe: NOBODY NAMED NORV WILL EVER COACH A SUPER BOWL WINNER. It’s destiny guys. Let’s face it.
Now that I’ve said that for the umpteenth consecutive year let’s look at what Chargers tickets have to offer. For one thing I expect the Chargers to get off to a good start on an obviously weak schedule. The Chiefs, Jaguars, Seahawks, Raiders, and Rams in the first six weeks means San Diego better be at least 5-1 by the time the New England Patriots come calling.
It shouldn’t be too difficult. Philip Rivers is a good QB (But no Drew Brees. Think they’re still kicking themselves?) Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews are quality backs. If Vincent Jackson doesn’t hold out or get suspended, he and Antonio Gates will put up good numbers.
Defensively the San Diego Chargers play an agressive style, attacking with linebackers and ends. It serves them well in the AFC West and should continue to do so. Avoiding the injury plague is crucial. Shawne merriman returned in 2009 but wasn’t really healthy. Getting him back healthy and keeping Shaun Philips around will help a lot.