The Herald had an interesting (and incorrect) article today about how the Chargers have been built successfully.
If zero championships and an early exit every single year is successful, then the Herald is correct and I am wrong. But I’m not wrong. The Chargers are not successful. They are exactly like the Dolphins: every year they are mediocre (a few games better than the Dolphins every year, but never 5 or 6 games better).
The Chargers have been befuddled by ingrates, and their plight is even worse than the Dolphins. Eli Manning refused to play for the Chargers when they drafted him. Melvin Gordon refuses abide by the contract he willingly signed. Ownership spit in the face of San Diego and decided to foist the NFL into Los Angeles, where his attendance will be miniscule.
No thanks. We have a horrible owner, but at least he doesn’t move the team. All things considered, the Chargers are no better off in the Phil Rivers era than the Dolphins are currently in.
Not that we are in a good situation. But we’re no worse than some other teams.
Speaking of other teams…I’ll say this again, and you can doubt me if you need to, but we will win a few games this year. You have to remember, we played 3 solid playoff teams so far this season, The shitty teams are on the horizon. The mediocre Chargers at home. Then 3 of our next 4 games are against WINLESS teams. In between, we get the Bills twice, and they are tremendously overrated and beatable (watch the cocky 3-0 Bills get decimated by Brady this weekend…back to earth). Don’t forget the winless Bengals in December.
I bring this up for two reasons: 1 is just remind us that we can win a few games this year, because I honestly feel there are other, worse teams out there. And 2, it’s not a lock that the Dolphins will get their choice of who to draft. We may end up picking 5th or 6th in the draft. We just have to hope that the teams ahead of us don’t need a QB.
Cincy will draft one. Jets won’t. Steelers will (if Ben’s current backup continues to lose games). Redskins won’t. 0-3 Denver won’t. Indy will.