Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 San Diego Chargers NFL Preview

The San Diego Chargers have high expectations, but they have that every year and it seems they never reach it. San Diego always starts slow it seems, but picks it up towards the end and they cannot continue to do that. The one thing the San Diego Chargers must do in 2011 and that is be more consistent on both sides of the ball.

On offense the Chargers have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Phillip Rivers. He can do anything you ask of him and has emerged as a team leader in the process. The one area that the Chargers need to improve on is being able to run the ball an area they struggled in last season. They have some talented wide receivers and one of the best tight ends in Antonio Gates.

The defense is something last season the Chargers can build on. Ranked No.1 based on yards per game given up. The problem for the Chargers were on special teams where they gave up plenty of big plays that put them in bad situations. This cannot happen this season if the Chargers want to contend.

San Diego is the class of the AFC West, but the problem is they do not play like it all the time. This has been a recurring problem for the Chargers. If they want to win a NFL title they must be more consistent and play like they want to win a title. They have the talent, but they still have to perform on the field. That is something so far they have not been able to do.

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