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@Lucab12 @sdjeff I tried to resist getting into this but no I must admit I'm not alright with the result. I get that there was no game planning but that was very discouraging to watch. The thing that bothered me the most is that no one looked like they knew what they were supposed to be doing on any given play. The defense may indeed be faster, but what good is that when players are continually out of position? You can have all the athletecism in the world but if you don't have your head in the game then it's of little value. To me this is a direct reflection on the coaching they're getting. But there's also many other things it could be - are they stupid, do they care, is the way they're being used aligned with their strengths, can they just flat out not play? In any event it looks the same as last season and Pagano's had to long now for it to not be improving.
The Seahawks sure looked prepared. Just think if they had game-planned for this one? That is a scary team. Everyone on that defense of theirs looks like they know exactly what they're supposed to be doing. They look like they care. They want to be the best. Hmm, wonder why. Couple that with their incredible athleticism and what do you get? Super Bowl champs. Hmm, wonder what that feels like.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://justiceiscoming.com/chargers/what-else-do-you-lack-to-make-it-right.html
Oh and I forgot - Ross sign me up for a copy of your book.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://justiceiscoming.com/chargers/what-else-do-you-lack-to-make-it-right.html
Like most Bolt heads my main concern is the lack of pass rush. I'm not gonna go on a rant after one preseason game but on the other hand I will remain skeptical until improvement is shown. I don't know if they were keeping it under wraps or not, but I say if you can do it then do and give your upcoming opponents something to think about. Because if it's gonna be like it was the last few seasons then we haven't got a fucking prayer of even getting back to the playoffs, not with the schedule we have. That's all I'll say on that.
Matthews fumble not withstanding I liked what I saw from the O, especially the running game. I know I know it was maybe the worst D in the league they were facing in a preseason game no less but to me it just looked so much quicker and more decisive, sorta like the LT days.
Much better test on Friday night. I'll be OK with the outcome as long we come out of it healthy.
Long days and pleasant nights to all.
I've got AZ and SF lined up for road trips, tickets and lodging all set. Gotta see those new stadiums. I honestly think I like road games better. If I'm gonna be a visitor, it's better to actually be on the road rather than at your home stadium. Such is the life a Charger fan living in SD with all the Goddamn transplants who retain their allegiances to their hometown teams.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://justiceiscoming.com/
I gotta say - watching those dirty, cheatin' donkeys go down like that never gets old. How'd ya like that trip by Beadles - right out of the Steve Herndon School of Dirty Bronco O-Lineman play. You all remember that dude, Right? I know Ross remembers him. He hit Jaamal Williams in the back of his knee AFTER a play. Those arrogant fucking donkeys got everything they deserved yesterday. I loved the shot of that pouty little bitch Eli. I wish they had shown Archie to, that would've been even better. Now we don't have to watch any Peyton commercials for awhile but make no mistake - the Manning ball-washing by the media will recommence as the 2014 season approaches.
However, along with the pleasure of watching such a thorough corn-holing of the mules comes the hard reality that right now there are no teams in the AFC that can challenge the big dogs of the NFC - the 'Hawks and 49ers, unless something changes drastically this offseason. The real Super Bowl was played 2 weeks - the NFC CG. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the AFC West goes up against the NFC West this year. Top to bottom that division is murder - maybe the 4 most physical teams in the league. Should be interesting.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Inch Your Way Through Dead Dreams To Another Land
Fuck all that historical shit about how the Chargers blew it gain, they weren't even supposed to be in this game. Fuck all that. And while I'm at it, FUCK the donkeys, fuck their fans, and fuck the NFL. You got what you wanted assholes, Manning vs Brady. One of those fuckers is going to the SB, AGAIN! Fuck, I wish both those fuckers would just get the fuck out. Anyway, too little to late. I'm not gonna get into plays that weren't made the best team won. It just pisses me off that it looked like this whole thing was orchestrated to get those asshats together again. Manning drop dead. Brady drop dead. I can only hope that the NFC SB representative just beats the shit outta whichever asshat takes the field for the AFC.
We still need help on the OL, and hope that DA or M80 come back strong next season. That was a decidedly substandard showing by the offense. Defense, please for God's sake get somebody who can consistently pressure the QB. We're still waiting.
I'm so hot I need another beer or 2, or 3.
7 months, 1 week ago on Inch Your Way Through Dead Dreams To Another Land
There's so much to talk about going into this game, so many questions. I could fill several paragraphs. Usually going into a huge game like this I start feeling the butterflies in my stomach on Thursday and the tension just increases as the game gets closer. But not this week. And it's not because I'm sure the Chargers are going to win. I think they have a decent chance but I don't expect them to win. At the beginning of the season I swore to myself that I wasn't going to get pulled into another emotional meat grinder and I've done a pretty good job of that. I was very happy with the win last week but not to the point where I was out running in the streets screaming or driving my car around waving my Charger flag, which I have done in the past after games like that. I've been much more even-keeled this season, even when games were being frittered away, because I figured it's just the same old Chargers. And when it got to 5-7 I resigned myself to it being just another lost season and pretty much checked out emotionally. Maybe I haven't completely checked back in yet. Maybe I never will. Maybe I've come to realize that it's just not that important anymore. But knocking Peyton and the Donkeys out of the playoffs in Denver would be so sweet it's almost too much to hope for.
All the emotional BS aside there are some questions to deal with and facts to face going into this game. Fact: Getting Welker back is going to help Denver's offense. There's no denying that. Can a healthy, energized Charger defense do enough to offset his return? Fact: Denver's defense, without Von Miller and some other starters, appears vulnerable right now. Can the the Charger offense with a banged up line and a gimpy Ryan Mathews take advantage of it? Can they hold the ball and limit Denver's posessions the way they did in the two regular season games? Doubly important to do so since Denver will be more potent with Welker back. Fact: The Chargers must score TOUCHDOWNS every time they get in the redzone. You can bet that Denver will be thinking TD every time they get the ball. Field goals will not win this game, unless it's a walk-off scenario. And one more fact: Trindon Hoilliday remains a very dangerous weapon in the return game. It seems like he's been forgotten, at least by the media. He can't be overlooked.
I think that's enough for now. GO BOLTS!!!
I think it's worth noting that the Chargers' best, most dominant games this season have come on the road. They just seem to play with more focus and intensity than they do at home.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Now Let's Fuck Some Serious Shit Up
HOLY SHIT! What has gotten into the D? I know, facing Andy Dalton helps but that was awesome. All of this is so completely unexpected. Great to see Ronnie Brown put it away. The Donkeys are next. Peyton, fucking Peyton. Lets keep this ride going!!!
Well, I'm not sure I know what to say except that was one of the most bizarre football games I've ever seen. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. I think the football gods were smiling on the Chargers today. No other explanation.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Now Let's Really Fuck Shit Up
Well they're fucking it up. Flat flat flat. It looks like this team is actually afraid of success.
So reminiscent of the 2005 win over the Colts. Let's hope we're 2-0 in the last two instead of 0-2 as we were back then, and see what happens. Great night to be a Bolts fan. Fight on Bolts.
8 months, 1 week ago on Let's Fuck Shit Up
8 months, 1 week ago on Is There Anything To Be Excited About At This Point? (Part II)
Nice to see them hang on for the win. Those 24-0 halftime leads make me nervous. Can't say I like the matchup this Thursday. Oh well, there's always next year right?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Is There Anything To Be Excited About At This Point? (Part II)
Well I've just returned from the Q, where Dean Spanos has a firm grip on the $79 I just wasted to watch his team. Yes I broke my own vow not to attend a home game this season, but now that my curiosity has been satisfied I don't need to bother with it anymore this season. On a day when the defense actually played a decent game (except for those instances when they HAD to have a stop with the game on the line), the offense laid a great big fucking egg. The team was as listless as the crowd, as if they had been out in the lot before the game partying up. I've come to the conclusion that by and large Charger fans just don't give a crap about the outcome, that's it's just a few who get upset enough to actually express their displeasure at sites like this. Same with the ownership (but they don't express their displeasure because they got our money). It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time in the lot and the sense was that the game didn't matter too much. But it's alright Chargers at least you tried (and failed again), and that winning thing is overrated anyway, just ask Spanos. Enjoy your offseason boys.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Alive II
@boltrunner Yep people just aren't sold yet. If they take down the Bengals maybe that'll change things a little bit.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum
Here I am to eat my helping of crow. Hmmm yummy. Hats off to the offense for overcoming the Chiefs, the crowd, the refs, and their own shitty defense. It was good to see Pagano tearing into them on the sideline though it didn't help much. Poor dude. Nothing to work with. Anyway, we'll see what happens next, though if it's serious for Fluker I'm not sure I want to see.
9 months ago on Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum
Lets see, 2 more red-zone field goals, a roughing-the-passer penalty that took a turnover away from the defense and handed a TD to the opposition (way to go Liuget), a taunting penalty that basically took way a 20 yard gain (thank you for your contribution KA). Throw in a whole bunch of crappy tackling and you get another frustrating loss. A an opponent left for dead is suddenly alive and well. And to top it all off they are in last place behind the Raiders! Congratulations you fucking clowns you really did your selves proud today!
Derek Cox please go away.
Marcus Gilchrist you looked like an animal caught under a steam roller.
4-7 coming up, bank it. Their chances of winning in KC are roughly equal to the speed of light times a negative number.
December will be black out month in San Diego, all 4 games. Keep your Goddamn tickets you fucking losers.
This will be the first season since 1967 that I don't attend a single home game.
McCoy I'm starting to wonder about you, as many people are I'm sure.
Fuck this shit.
9 months, 1 week ago on How Long Must We Sing This Song?
I hate this Dolphin game. They have the defense to give Rivers and the offense a real bad time. While their O-Line is in shambles right now, I have serious doubts that this Charger defense can take advantage of this opportunity. I don't feel good about this game at all, but I guess most of that stems from having watched this script play out the wrong way too many times. I predict Sunday evening we'll be hearing the same old tired lines from the coaches and players about not being able to score TD's in the red zone, too many turnovers, not forcing enough turnovers and blah blah blah. Hope I'm wrong but I've been right about this stuff a lot lately. Hey look, I got though an entire post without using any bad words!
@Lucab12 Ross yeah I know I guess I was just glad they didn't get up by 20 and then fuck it away at the end again. I knew the D was going to get shredded and they did but gave up "only" 28. I think the game was won by the donkey's D. I guess my one bitch would be VB's continued crappy play featuring a dropped TD. Other than that it was pretty much what I expected. Sure sucked seeing the Q looking like Mile High Stadium West. Anyway my expectations were very low for the season but of course there are those 3 games they fucked away to pull the rug out from under us again. It's a next-year team always has been I have my doubts that it will ever change.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Walk Tall Or Don't Walk At All
Hey, I got no complaints. The missed fg-td at the end of the 1st half-td at the start of the 2nd half killed them. Fuck Manning, fuck the Donkies, and fuck all their shit-ass fans. Manning - I hope it's serious and I hope the Chiefs finish your ass next week. Can't wait for you to get your over-valued ass out of the league.
@boltrunner First of all credit to the team for making a nice comeback. Not many teams in the league can pull off that sort of thing. Down 10 with 6:30 to go in the game I didn't think they had a chance. Therein lies the problem with so many people being upset with the outcome. Personally I went from thinking "no chance" to thinking "they're actually going to win this thing, what a huge win this is" and then had the rug pulled out from under me - again. Makes me wish it had just stayed 24-14. The last 3 plays in regulation - yeah the play calls were questionable but like the players said, it's up to them to execute whatever's called and they fucked it up - again. Honestly I think the coaches are doing all they can with this bunch but there's still too many fuckups on this team, especially on defense. I've gone from thinking Pagano doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground to thinking the guy just doesn't have enough quality players, which he clearly doesn't. Oh well, I didn't think they'ed win more than 4 games this year and they're already there but I don't think there's more than a couple winnable games left. KC and Den twice plus @Miami and home to the Bengals. At this point I don't think any of those are winnable. Fuck it, this is nothing but a next-year team, always has been, always will be.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Baltimore and DC Now, Don't Forget the Motor City
Somebody please put me out of my misery
Alright! Credit where it is due. The defense played its collective ass off tonight. That's what we need, every fucking week not just every other week. Solid. The offense played error free football save a couple penalties. Solid. Hats off to the next-man-up guys on both sides of the ball. Coaching - spot on. Novak - deadly. Way to go Bolts!
10 months, 1 week ago on We're Up All Night To Get Sucky
@Osaka17 This is not a shot a people who support the team but don't live in SD. You can't appreciate the relationship between the hometown fans and the team unless you live here, which I do. I can't believe people still don't get the animosity of the fans towards the team. Mostly all they've done is just piss everybody off by continually ripping their hearts out. I'm telling you if they had just won one goddamn Super Bowl there would already be a new stadium and we wouldn't be talking about this. I'm not gonna get into the whole stadium issue, I'm just gonna limit my post to the fans and the team. The fans are just mentally beaten down here. No team has disappointed it's fans like the Chargers. Many have just given up and understandably so. The prices are high and aren't coming down, the team sucks and has for most of its existence, and the present seems no different than the past. It's very gloomy here.
10 months, 1 week ago on Something In The Night
@Osaka17 Yes you do.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Something In The Night
Preseason continues for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for the playoffs. Preseason continues for the San Diego Chargers as they prepare for the 2014 season.
Man that felt good. Fuck Dallas, fuck the Fox network for their obvious disdain for a team and city, fuck all those Cowboys fans who obviously just changed from their Raider jerseys to their Cowboy jerseys (the true Cowboy fans who live in Dallas are pretty cool), fuck the Cowboy fans in the booth, and fuck Dez Bryant, who according to the Cowboy fans in the booth, is ready for HOF enshrinement, why don't you just get your thug ass in jail where it belongs it'll happen anyway.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on And It Don't Matter Just What You Say, Are You Tough Enough To Play The Game They Play? Or Will You Just Do Your Time And Fade Away?
@Lucab12 Did DeRon Jenkins play for the Chargers? Man there've been so many crappy DBs that've come through here that I can't come close to naming 'em all, especially guys like DeRon.
11 months ago on In The End It Was Something More I Guess That Tore Us Apart And Made Us Weep
I'd like to amend my stance on Pagano. I've been unfair to him. I'm not necessarily saying he's the guy for the job but I don't know of a DC out there that could do much with this crew. My gosh what a bunch o' nothing. All you can do is try to get guys in position to make plays but they either can't get there or if they do they still fuck it up somehow. I'm still having a hard time with how certain players on that defense were oversold to the fans during the offseason but said players have disappeared to this point. Besides Weddle and Donald Butler I don't think there's another guy over there that could start for another team. Telesco god bless you you've got your work cut out for you I hope you're up to it.
@Lucab12 No team can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like the Chargers. No even close. And no team comes close to making heretofore struggling QB's look like the second coming of Brady/Peyton than the Charger defense. That defense is like an elixir for guys like Locker. It's uncanny. I bet Weeden is sittin' there thinking "If only I could play against that defense, it might save my otherwise hopeless career". I wonder how many QB careers have been saved by the Chargers. Blaine Gabbert may get his chance. But worst of all is the way the organization seems so nonchalant about the whole thing, as well as the SD media. I can't believe no one has asked Pagano what he's going to do to fix the problem. It's Cotrell all over again, only there are no candidates on the staff to replace him like there was when Rivera took over. Ah but again it doesn't matter b/c this season was in the shitter before it even began.
You knew when Marcus Fucking Gilchrist dropped that pick that the Titans were going to take it. Goddamn defense, can't make a fucking play to save themselves. No pressure, no turnovers, just another painful L. Oh well, we all know this is a throw away season anyway.
I hope that win over a mediocre-at-best Eagles team doesn't get everybody too excited. Yes it was encouraging to see the team fight through all the adversity and gut it out, but this fan base tends to go overboard when the team wins a game like the one last Sunday. Games like that tend to raise expectations to an unrealistic level. My expectations are the same going forward as they were before the first game. The Chargers are very flawed, especially on defense, which as you all know was touted by the organization as a strength going into the season. Strength my ass, it has regressed as evidenced by the statistics - 480 yards per game, 1 turnover forced, sacks not sure but not many. The numbers don't lie. It's still the same old bend-but-don't-break shit we've seen through so many seasons. I'm with you Ross - I can't stand the sight of Mathews, who had the gall to say that the fumble wasn't his fault. With an attitude like that there's no hope for him. Oh well, he'll be outta here after the season, and none too soon.
This is a tough matchup coming up on Sunday. They're not going to be able to move the ball and score against the Titans like they did against the Eagles. Hope I'm wrong. So it's going to come down to how well their very suspect defense holds up against a so-so offense. Those so-so offenses can look pretty good against a defense like the Chargers', especially when said offense is playing at home. We'll see.
I meant "shift" not "shit" though I'm not sure which is more appropriate in this instance.
11 months, 1 week ago on Is There Anything To Be Excited About At This Point?
To answer the question in the lead-line - NO. Besides the obvious, why am I so negative? Because the defense that this team touted all fucking offseason is mediocre at best. And Pagano has already started with the excuses - this player and that player are new to the system and they were out of position on that 3rd and 18 play (the play where you could feel abrupt shit in momentum, just like last year in NO after the pick six was called back that would've made it 31-14) and blah blah blah. Despite all the personnel changes it looks the same and it sounds the same - "We've got to learn how to finish games" - sound familiar? And btw how do you teach a team to finish games? What a fucking mess.
Well, everyone ready for the next bed-shitting episode? Cuz here it comes.
11 months, 1 week ago on Welcome To Mike and Tommy's Summer Camp
@AntonioGrilloNeto @sdjeff @Osaka17 And that was Matt Freaking Schaub and the Texans, not Brady and Patriots or Peyton and Broncos. I had no idea their offense was such a juggernaut.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on This Will Bring Me Ruin Though I Suppose It's Pleasing
@Osaka17 It was McCoy's 1st game but not Pagano's. Another one like that against the Eagles and direct, intense heat should be applied to his ass. He's a holdover from the last regime, not necessarily McCoy's choice. It looked exactly the same as previous years. Dwight Freeney did not just forget how to get to the QB. Learn how to use your players correctly Pagano or get the fuck outta here. 3 TD lead in the 3rd - game should have been over.
@WW Yep, 3 or 4 years from now TT and MM will be shown the door along with Rivers (maybe sooner for him) and they'll be starting over again, maybe from LA. The whole thing is so utterly hopeless and depressing that I wish I had never started following this team. I'd like to just go cold turkey on them but that would be very difficult. Anyway, 0-2 coming up followed by 0-?.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - fuck this team, fuck it to fucking hell.
Good read once again. Sorry to say but I feel another throw away year coming but TT and MM are gonna need some time to clean up the horrendous mess left by AJ and Norv so I guess to the extent possible I'm OK with it. It is what it is (oops did I say that?). I'm not sold on Pagano as DC and if this defense doesn't make further progress this season I think there's a decent chance he'll be gone he's not necessarily MM's guy. Also Mathews better stay healthy and hang on to the ball or this could be it for him as well as Acee pointed out is recent column. Don't underestimate the value of a good LT especially when you have a QB who is basically a statue. That's it for now good luck with book.
1 year, 3 months ago on Justice is Coming
@Lucab12 Yeah I think you said awhile back you liked the Mets and hated the Yankees. The book was awesome. Wish he'd do more Dark Tower side stories like that one.
1 year, 5 months ago on The King, Fozzie, Woodhead and Cox, et al
Ross, belated birthday wishes. 42? Shit, you're a kid. Enjoy it. Anyway, excellent read. I've had many of the same thoughts lately. TT & MM are in a really tough spot. I have no problem with what they've done or haven't done so far. The Legion has to understand that moves like letting Vasquez walk are actually steps towards making the team better. How? Maybe he wasn't the type of player they need to do the things McCoy wants to do. It's going to take 2 or 3 years to get those players. I know that sounds like a long time and I'm not real happy about it myself, especially in light of all the shit we've been through the last few seasons, but it's reality. But I have to think that the message has been received loud and clear by the remaining players. The fucking country club has been closed. Who knows, maybe they'll surprise us this coming season or in 2014 with a season like, as you said, 2004 (hopefully with a better ending). And I'm with you - this time of year absolutely sucks if you're a football junkie. March Madness - it's nice. Baseball? The fucking Padres don't even exist as far as I'm concerned. At least you've got the Yankees out there. The NBA? WTF is that? Anyway hang in there. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Let's see what happens when a close game is on the line. That will be very telling. Will there be anymore 4 & 29 disasters? Anymore double-digit leads blown in the second half of games? Will there be effective in-game adjustments? When these types of problems are corrected is when we'll know things have truly changed. Also, more accountability please. No more of this encounter group bullshit. These are MEN, not boys, getting paid a lot of money to do a job. I'm very curious to see how this unfolds. Fuck, this is going to be one long, long off-season.
1 year, 7 months ago on There Ain't No Point In Looking Behind Us, No
@Osaka17 Bit harsh on Telesco don't you think? Let's at least give the guy a chance before we get to the fuck-you stage. As for Dean, yeah I get that. Acee - merely annoying. I feel bad for Raye but I think they did a smart thing by going outside and getting someone with a new perspective. As for finally being done of Norv and AJ, Halle-Fuckin'-Lujah. Good. Fucking. Riddance.
1 year, 7 months ago on Well, We're Waiting...
@Lucab12 Yeah, I know.
1 year, 8 months ago on I Can't Figure Out, Is It The End Or Beginning | Articles
Oh no. Please, no.
But seriously, you have to be proud of that effort regardless of the circumstances.
Aw shucks, went and ruined Takeo Spikes' playoff game. Damn.
1 year, 8 months ago on Don't Call For Your Surgeon, Even He Says It's Too Late | Articles
@boltrunner Yep. Wish Spanos would do it tonight, but since he's a nutless worm it won't happen.
1 year, 9 months ago on We Should Have All Seen This Coming | Articles
Gotta say this for Philip. He's a game changer.
1 year, 9 months ago on #firenorv | Articles