Chargers Turning New Leaf?

12/31/12 in NFL   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

The San Diego Chargers have been mired in mediocrity for quite some time as their now former Head Coach, Norv Turner could never quite get them over the hump. Chargers fans and football fans alike have been calling for Turner's head for a few years now and after consecutive terrible seasons, the Chargers are finally cleaning house. 

Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; A San Diego Charger Girl pulls the hair out of her face during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsPhilip Rivers looks like a guy who was not worth the draft day trade with New York after they sent Drew Brees to New Orleans and it is partially due to coaching, although we know sub-par talent and injuries to the roster have crippled the franchise over the last few seasons.  Rivers needed a fresh start with a new face pacing the sidelines and calling the plays. 

The new General Manager, whoever that might be, will need to make decisions that help the team, rather than those that help the franchise save a few bucks. Letting Vincent Jackson go to Tampa Bay was a mistake they wish they can take back as their receiving corps took a big hit without their big-play receiver.

The run-game needs a complete overhaul. Ryan Mathews is not their back of the future as his fumbling issues continue to persist as well as his inability to remain healthy. They let mike Tolbert walk to Carolina as well, losing their 3rd down and goal line back for absolutely nothing. GM's need to make decisions to help the franchise, not cripple it further. 

Perhaps the Chargers will benefit from a move to Los Angeles? Money will not be an issue in securing talent in such a large market. It would be the best of both worlds as their fan base in San Diego will be close enough to attend game and they can cheer on a better team. 
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