The San Diego Chargers need to make major changes

By Kenny Gardner
San Diego Chargers
Jake Roth-USA Today Sports

The San Diego Chargers started this season with a 3-1 record and looked as though they were on their way to the playoffs.  The Chargers are 2-8 in their last 10 games which guarantees that they will have a losing record.

The last time that San Diego had a losing record happened during the 2003 NFL season when they finished 4-12. San Diego’s loss to the Carolina Panthers eliminated them from playoff contention for the third season in a row.

There has to be major changes in the off-season for San Diego starting with finding a new general manager.  A.J. Smith is in his 10th season as San Diego’s GM.  While San Diego did not have a losing record from 2004-2011, they had a 3-5 record in the playoffs during this time.

San Diego’s second priority has to be finding a new head coach.  Norv Turner is in his sixth season as San Diego’s head coach, and the team gets worse as each season goes by with him.

San Diego had two playoff wins during the 2007 NFL season before losing to the New England Patriots.  The Chargers won one playoff game in 2008, lost their only playoff game in 2009, finished 9-7 in 2010, 8-8 in 2011 and best case scenario they will finish this season at 7-9.

The Lightning Bolts have to run the ball more effectively because they rank 29th in yards per attempt and are tied for 30th with the St. Louis Rams with four rushing touchdowns.

San Diego’s offensive line has to do a better job of protecting their quarterback because only two teams have allowed more sacks.  It is time for major changes to happen in San Diego.







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