Posted Mon Nov 23rd by Monty
Chargers 32, Broncos 3. We all agree that it sure would be nice to give out a Game Ball award again. Let the record show that Sunday was a stinkfest all around. Even the studs stank a little bit. Caveats abound.
Dud: Mike Nolan
As I outlined earlier, the defense’s inability to get after Philip Rivers was largely the difference between 2009’s two Chargers-Broncos romps. In the second half, the decision not to blitz really couldn’t be helped, but at the start of the game, the Broncos’ D played frustratingly conservative football. The Chargers scored on all three drives, and the Broncos couldn’t respond. If Mike Nolan had shown the type of aggressiveness he did in Week 6 from the first quarter forward, the Broncos could very well be 7-3 right now. – Kyle
Stud: Champ Bailey
Champ has had a rough stretch of weeks, on and off the field, but he played extremely well. Vincent Jackson has quietly become one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL this season, and #24 came as close as one can to shutting down San Diego’s star. VJack finished with 56 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Not only did Mr. Bailey perform as a shutdown corner all day he had armfuls of great backfield tackles. One of the bright spots on a pretty blah Bronco outing. – Josh Temple
Dud: Knowshon Moreno
By all accounts, Moreno was a Stud yesterday. He rushed for 80 yards on eight carries (a whopping 10.0 average) and had a few exceptional blocks in pass protection. But his fumble at the one-yard line was so devastating to the team that it’s impossible not to list him as a Dud. Red zone mistakes cost this team dearly, and Moreno’s fourth lost fumble of the season was the costliest of all. – Kyle
Stud: Darcel McBath
Yes, Darcel McBath. It is a daunting task to fill the shoes of Brian Dawkins, particularly as a rookie. McBath played very admirably for what was basically a start. I was very impressed with his awareness and help in run support for the most part. Although the defense had a lackluster performance McBath provided depth and showed a lot of potential. – Mr. East
Drunk: E. Halsey Miles
I am drowning my sorrows on six…no seven bottles of wine (shared) and am unable to provide a coherent answer at this time except to say that losing a home game to the chargers sucks slightly less than dental surgery. On the plus side a woman wearing a 3 year odls pants is much funnir than it has any right to be. Any tupos in this message have more to do with the iPhone than drinking, I promise.
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