The 1st half was mostly a snoozer with the exception of Ronnie Brown fumbling the ball at the goal line out of the end zone for a touchback after Miami ate up the entire field on their opening drive. Ronnie Brown didn’t take the handoff cleanly and it rolled to the back of the end zone. Miami was unable to recover the ball and the Bolts got it at their own 20.
It’s good to be lucky.
The Chargers continue to struggle scoring in the red zone. Kaeding was forced to kick 4 field goals, missing a 41 yarder. Our only offensive TD came from a Rivers 5 yard scramble up the middle for only his 2nd career rushing TD.
Norv still insists on running Sproles up the middle into a stacked line. This is a waste of an offensive play and a down. I’d much rather see Bennett lined up in the backfield with FB/TE Brandon Manumaleuna. The Chargers did it on 3rd and 8 and completed a pass across the middle to Gates for a 1st down.
Pass 1st run second, at least until LT and the O-line gets healthier. Continue utilizing our strengths instead of pounding our head against the wall. The Sproles to Rivers to Gates pass was pretty sweet.
The defense played incredibly well. Weddle and Burnett had HUGE games. Burnett led the team with 9 tackles and a sack. Weddle had 6 tackles and sealed the win intercepting a pass from Chad Henne running it back for a 31 yd TD with 5 minutes to go in the 4th quarter.
Pennington got KO’d early in the 3rd quarter. I watched the play several times and just don’t see a bone jarring hit. Regardless, Miami is reporting he’s out for the season.
Thanks for comin’ out.
Merriman reinjured his groin and sat out most of the 2nd half. Shawne wasn’t very effective in the 1st half. It’s a good thing Burnett and English stepped up.
The Bolts have found a way to put together a 2-1 record after 3 games. We’re off to a better start than ’07 and ’08. And if we can steal a win from Pittsburgh, we head into our bye week with a 3-1 record.
The Bungles did it, why can’t the Bolts?