I’m still not over yesterday’s loss. The Chargers have nobody to blame but themselves. Too many turnovers, too many dropped passes, too many stupid penalties, too seldom executing at critical times. You can’t give Tom Brady a chance to win the game, and that’s what the Chargers did. There’s times you get beat, and times you lose. This time, the Chargers lost more than the Pat’s won. Too bad New England showed so little class in victory.
I guess I’ll have to find something else to do with my time Feb. 4.
UPDATE: I’m not the only one saying it.
Clearly, the better team lost. And, all things considered, it deserved to.
Dropped passes. A dropped interception. An interception that was later dropped.
What could be laid at the coaching staff’s feet were two decisions â€“ one, to forgo a field-goal try in the first quarter and two, to play a prevent defense at the end of the second quarter that prevented nothing (as it often does).
But the players knew they blew it. A team that didn’t make big or multiple mistakes in closing out the season with 10 straight victories made them yesterday. In abundance.
â€œIt was uncharacteristic,â€? center Nick Hardwick said. â€œ … Our forte is not beating ourselves. And we ended up doing it.â€?