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SAN DIEGO NOT SO SUPER CHARGERS

Christmas came a day late for me this year.  The Charger’s loss to the Bengals coupled with the Chiefs win against the Titans gave teh Chiefs the AFC West title and the Chargers, a one-way ticket to the no-man’s land.  There’s nothing more that I love to see than the Charger’s demise. For the past 2 weeks, every NFL analyst has picked the Chargers to make their typical late season push into the playoffs eventhough they were in 2nd place in the division.  Well suck it!  The only reason the Chargers beat the Chiefs (and when I say beat, I mean BEAT) was because the Chiefs didn’t have their quarterback Matt Cassell.  Now he’s back and hasn’t missed a beat.  Dwayne Bowe is playing like the stud he is and Jamaal Charles is shining.  Can someone start the Matt Cassell for MVP chant? As for the Chargers, looks like another clutch interception by Philip Rivers.  How you lose to the Bengals without T.O. is a shock to me.  Carson Palmer played like his senior year at USC again. I’m guessing that Norv Turner won’t be there when next season starts.  If he is, you can expect another disappointing season in 2011. Kudos to head coach Todd Haley, coach of the year for turning this 5 win team around.  How about Charlie Weiss? After getting kicked out of Notre Dame, he’s re-establishing himself as an NFL genius. As for this Chiefs’ fan, it’s off to the post-season, and man does Matt Cassell beat Elvis Grbac and/or Steve Bono.

December 27, 2010 Posted by | Ara, NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: JUST A BIT OUTSIDE

I don’t know what pleases me more, Brett Favre throwing pick after pick or the demise of the San Diego Chargers. Today, the Chargers almost did the unthinkable…turn their season around.  Down 23-6 in the fourth quarter, they scored a touchdown, recovered an onside kick, scored again, got the ball back and then missed a 50+ yard field goal to send the game into overtime. It seems like they always play well in the fourth quarter.  This game shouldn’t have been that close in the first play. The Chargers got lucky by recovering the onside kick.  The Pats weren’t ready for it and got caught napping.  Instead of newly acquired kicker Kris Brown kicking a 45 yard field goal, they got nailed with a false start which pushed them back 5 yards. The kick, well it went off the post. But I can’t blame the kicker.  The Chargers’ offense was flowing, finally, in the 4th quarter.  Their last drive started at New England 48.  They had 3 timeouts left.  And instead of marching and trying to score a TD, they only got one first down and set their kicker up for a sure-fire miss. I hate the Chargers.  They’re a bunch of pre-madonnas. They deserve to be at the bottom of the AFC West.  This football season’s been full of surprises, like the Browns pounding the Saints in New Orleans or the Oakland Raiders having a better records than the Minnesota Vikings.  Throughout all this turmoil, we can always count on the San Diego Chargers choking. And if you enjoyed it this week, you’re gonna love it when the Tennessee Titans come into town next week to lay one on the Chargers. Ready to witness the best running back in the league, Chris Johsnon, run wild on them .

October 25, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BYE BYE COWBOYS

And the award for “Most Overrated Team of the Season goes to…” And the award for “Earliest Exit” goes to? When is Jerry Jones going to pull the trigger and fire head coach Wade Phillips? When you have so many penalties and turnovers, one has to wonder if the players are being kept in check? The Cowboys schedule only gets worst.  I think it’s time they throw in the towel (although it seems like they have already).  Don’t get me wrong, they’re not mathematically elimated but there are some coaches out there that are born losers.  I’m sure Wade is a good guy but I’m talking about his coaching skills.  Look at what Norv Turner has done and is doing in San Diego.  NADA! Another one of those underachieving teams, as the Chargers lost to rookie Sam Bradford and the Rams. Both Chargers and  Cowboys have been Superbowl contenders for years but their window is closing FAST! I know Jerry Jones is against firing head coaches in mid-season but if he has any hopes of hosting the Superbowl this year, he needs to make an exception and let Wade go. Until then, they can kiss the playoffs goodbye.

October 18, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I Hate the Chargers

That’s all there is to it.  When this team first started gelling a few years ago, I was all for them.  Ladanian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Marty Schottenheimer.  But for some reason, throughout the years, my love and passion for this team has turned it disgust. As  soon as they fired Marty, blaming him for a horrible playoff loss after multiple players mishaps, this team went from heroes to zeroes. A bunch of overrated, underachieving pre-madonnas. They talk shit (Rivers) and expect everyone to bow down to them when they haven’t proven NADA. The only guys that was ever respected on this team was Lorenzo Neal, who is no longer with the team. They don’t back each other up when the going gets tough (L.T.).  Well, guess what, they lost at home today to the Indianapolis Colts.  This was a MUST-WIN game for them.   They”re 2 games behind the Broncos, who just got waxed by the Oakland Raiders. The AFC West is a freakin’ joke. 3/4 teams are WELL under .500 and the division leading Broncos are whopping 6-5. With that said, whoever comes out of this division is a guaranteed first round and out.  I’m not sure what I’d rather see, the Bots not making the playoffs or the Bolts getting waxed in the first round. I’m thinking the former.  Thanks for coming Chargers. Here’s a prediction for the rest of the league: Norv’s gonna hang for this.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Props to Marty Schottenheimer

ving rhames onthebuzzer.commarty schottenheimer onthebuzzer.comTo quote Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction, “let’s not suck each other’s d#@!s yet.” Before everyone hails Norv Turner as the godsend, the best post-season football coach out there, STOP. Think. Who put the San Diego Chargers together? Who pieced together all the talent, the plays and the schemes. Some like to call him the biggest choke artist in NFL history, I like to call him the most underrated, Marty Schottenheimer. Schotty was given the pink slip last year after the Chargers failed fell apart in a divisional playoff game against New England. Rather than rightfully blaming the players, management decided to blame the coach. Surprise, surprise. Exit Marty, enter Norv who basically tried to drive the ship himself until he realized that all you have to do is hand the ball off to possibly the greatest running back ever. Add in the easiest playoff opponent in the Titans, and you have a recipe for success. So take a monment before you throw Marty under the bus, and give credit where it’s due.

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Titans Vince Young a NO-SHOW

jeff fisher onthebuzzer.comI am officially worried.  I haven’t seen Vince Young since he injured his quad against Indy last week.  Call 9-1-1.  OK, I’m just kidding, he started the game today against the San Diego Chargers, going 16-29 for 138 yards, no tds, 1 int. At a boy, that’s how you lace ’em up, play through injuries and lead your team…back to Tennessee.  What a pitiful performance by the second year quarterback.  Don’t get me wrong, I give the guy props for leading his team to the playoffs in just the second year.  But he just folded today.  Let’s also not forget former USC Trojan RB Lendale White, 19 carries, 69 yards.  Any time you yards per carry is less than 4, you’re not doing your job. As for platoon teammate Chris Brown, who fumbled the ball on the San Diego 9, it might be time for you to hang up your cleats.  YOU SUCK!!! As for the 3 points Jeff Fisher is making to the official: 1) My quarterback sucks, 2) My offensive coordinator can’t put together a decent game plan, 3) I bet you Norv Turner is gonna get all the credit…

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Tis The Season

norv turnerGeneral managers must be in a giving mood because of the holidays, and Christmas came early this year at the Turner household. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said today that coach Norv Turner would be back next year. Apparantly Smith isn’t a loyal onthebuzzer.com reader, or else he would follow our “fire Norv Turner” chants more closely. The Chargers are in first place in a weak AFC West, and after starting out the year 1-3, the Chargers have gone 6-2 the rest of the way. The funny thing about this is that Norv Turner signed a four year deal, so why wouldn’t he be back after only one season right? Well, after your star player calls you ou  t, and every media outlet is calling for your head after starting 1-3, you know why Smith had to publicly defend his coach. Afterall, Turner is A.J. Smith’s guy. He fired Marty Schottenheimer after a 14-2 season and brought in Norv. After Wade Phillips and Cam Cameron left as well for head coaching jobs, Turner was the only option left who knew the offense. So let’s wait and see how the season turns out for the Chargers the rest of the way, and we can all stop with the fire Norv Turner chants, at least for this year, but hey, there’s always next season!

December 5, 2007 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL, Romik | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Fire Norv Turner Update

onthebuzzer.com norv turnerWell folks, he’s at it again.  On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers dropped another game, this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Now let me be the first to say that the Jaguars are a good team. The Chargers on the other hand suck!!! Norv was given a week off, after Indy handed the Chargers a victory last week. But after today’s loss in Jacksonville, it’s time.  For pete’s sake, or for L.T.’s sake, get rid of this guy.  Cut your losses San Diego.  The Chargers were supposed to be the 3rd best team in the AFC, now they’ll be lucky to be in the top half.  By the way, while you’re at it, you might want to consider another quarterback.  I’ve been singing the same tune since day one, Philip Rivers is overrated. I’m sick of hearing people say that this Norv is great with young qbs.  Great at what-hopscotch and tidily winks?  He’s got L.T. that opens up the passing game, Gates and now Chambers and still can’t seem to do anything.  I wonder if it’s time to clean house, either that or BRING BACK MARTY!!!

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Damn You Adam Vinatieri

onthebuzzer.com adam vinatieriYou killed me when you were the Patriots, splitting the uprights for every clutch field goal kick there was. All I ever asked for was 1 miss. Forward to Sunday night at San Diego, Colts down big after 5 of 6 Peyton Manning picks. The undermanned champs didn’t give up, clawing their way back to within 2 and then the chance to put them in the lead with under 2 minutes left, essentially ending the game.  But nooooo, a 29 yard chip shot proves to be too much for you as you push the kick wide right, WIDE RIGHT! WIDE RIGHT! The loss sends the Colts to 7-2, and virtually no chance of getting home field against the Pats in the playoffs.  Not only did you screw your team, but you helped your former team. Coincidence, hmmm… What many don’t realize is that you hurt the Chargers as well, by helping out Norv Turner.  This guy was on the verge of the unemployment line after Adrian Peterson went wild on them last week.  Another loss would’ve have surely had the masses calling for his head.  The fans were starting to boo him in the 4th, then you saved his ass by missing.  I hope you can sleep at night, because their are Chargers and Colts fans around the world looking for you.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travis Henry Caught Tokin’

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enver Broncos running back Travis Henry has tested positive for a banned substance for the second time. Under league policy Henry can be suspended for an entire year. Henry is attempting to sue the NFL saying that they did not allow his expert to be present while his B-Sample was tested. The NFL allows a player’s own expert to be present if they are not affiliated with any labs, Henry’s expert has an affilition. Henry is in the first year of a multi year contract with the Denver Broncos and he is nursing knee and ankle injuries that he suffered last week. Maybe the marijuana he tested positive for was medicinal and was helping him heal? Either way it’s another athlete in a long line that just couldn’t stay away from the herb and now him and his team will pay the price. The suspension could be coming at the right time. The way I see it, Henry needs all the rest he can get after fathering nine children from nine different women in the south. Although the loss in salary might hurt his child support payments. The Broncos have lost two straight and their run defense is looking horrible. More bad news, the San Diego Chargers are up next and look out for a break-through game from LaDainian Tomlinson, though Norv Turner might find a way to screw this up too.

October 5, 2007 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL, Romik | , , , , , , | 1 Comment