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If you are not in Los Angeles, charges fan, they probably will want to x out of this string because it is about to be very depressing in this bitch is very depressing.
Being a Chargers fan is depressing for several reasons.
I live in Greensboro, North Carolina.
So most of my friends, our Carolina Panthers fans And if they're not Panthers fans, my main group of friends is a ultimate Ravens fans Super Bowl.
And the last 10 years, two Super Bowls in the last 20 a Philadelphia Eagles fans.
He has Super Bowl.
Unless what? Two years, three years, whatever.
And then a cheeks fan.
They don't have soup.
Oh, but they have fucking patching the homes and all the promise in the world in terms of offensive ability.
And then there's a Giants fan in my circle and two Super Bowls in the last 13 years.
Being a Chargers fan, it's fucking hard, okay, is a rite of passage.
It's like I've never been in the Marines, but it's like being in the Marines every fucking day.
Like I'm assuming to get in the Marines.
You got it like, get your ass be and be physically fit and go through trials and tribulations to make it, you know, over the river and into the Marines.
And being a Chargers fan is like being waterboarded as a sports fan all the time because you know, when you're being water, blood never been waterboard.
But I imagine you know, you got a towel over your face and the water board you and you're like, Whoa, this is the worst shit ever and they take it off.
You're like, Oh, it's over and they put it back on.
That's what being a Chargers fan is like.
It's like being consistently waterboarded and the towel being taken off.
But you're still being waterboarded.
We consistently shoot ourselves in the foot.
They're the stats that we have. Three.
I believe it's three.
Gholam eyes hurt overs in the last this season.
In five games, we have three gold bonds, owner three goal line turnovers.
The first was the Austin Meckler fumble on the one yard line and weak two against the Lions.
We had two of them today And one of the model we gotta go lines are about Philip Rivers threw.
I'm picking the end zone.
Also, Hackler fumbled at the fucking half yard line right before the half.
And it's just little things like that that could take us for being two and three, maybe four to or three into or foreign one or whatever the math is.
But what? But just, you know, dive into this game today.
Injuries are plaguing us.
We are missing Derwin James badly.
We're missing him so bad in the secondary.
Um, it's like we can't stop big play potential.
Lindsay pretty much had his way with us today.
He was able to run for big.
You know, if the Broncos needed 10 yards, he'd get you.
Get you eleventy to get your 12.
Um, you know, Roy scream.
It didn't do much, but we're not able to stop the run once they break past.
You know, the linebackers in there into the second day, we were not able to break the run, and then we're damn sure we I've had an issue stopping big plays.
You know, Courtland Sutton.
Kids like a 45 yard bomb from Joe Flacco and they go up 14 to at that point and we go down 17 a zero, and it's it's It's like the game starts the word out, 17 to.
And there were so many opportunities for us to jump back into the game.
Philip Plate, Like as today, Philip Rivers looked like he was 37 today.
30 to 48 211 yard, zero touchdowns, two interceptions.
And the interceptions were just like, Come on, do you're not helping us, you know I had, you know, King, not doesn't King not, you know, return that part for a touchdown? But I I don't know if we would have even been in that game at the end.
People have had an opportunity to be in that game at the end.
Um, but one thing I did want to touch on first and foremost was the Melvin Gordon situation.
We did have a moment, Gordon the third in online it for the 1st 2nd time today, but the first time within playing, uh, pivotal robes.
You want to call it that? Look, he looked like somebody that hasn't been to work in two months.
You know, I imagine you know, I actually, you know, if you care, I work for Apple.
I work at the Apple store as a technician on the Genius far, and it's a job that actually requires effort and requires training, and it requires consistency.
And for you to actually be good at your job.
And if I were to take two months off right now and just say, Hey, I'm not coming to work If I were to take nine weeks off my job like Melvin Gordon did and just say, Hey, fuck you.
I'm not coming to work.
I need more money, and then I come back.
Like, how dumb does this sound? I think nine weeks off work because I want more money and I wait nine weeks and I don't get the money.
And I come back just to be Shit, uh, it doesn't make sense.
That holdout was the most Chargers shit that I've ever seen.
Nothing was accomplished.
It was embarrassing.
Frankly, it was embarrassing.
I want to say the first five or six plays.
Melvin Gordon touched the ball four times, so they obviously came out the gate trying to get him re acclimated and get him into the game plan.
Um, but it just really wasn't working.
We came out, we got the ball second, because the Bronco's came out. Phillip.
Lindsay ran all over us.
He scored a touchdown.
They went up 70 and Melvin comes out, he gets those touches, and he doesn't do much with it off, eh? Klar.
He is best when he's coming out of the back door and catching dump downs, and then you see what he can do with it.
You know, I'm saying, um, you know equity ran three times or seven yards, but he caught 15 passes for 86 yards, which is a tide of charges.
Record four receptions in a game.
He was actually our best pass catchers a day.
Mike Williams was six for 74 teen and Allen who we dearly, dearly, dearly, dearly, dearly missed was four for 18.
I'm so Melvin Gordon, 12 31 he averaged 2.
6 yards a carry, so little over two and 1/2 yards a carry, and frankly, that's just not going to get it done.
It is not gonna get it.
We have a CZ as the charges.
We're now two and three and it gives me I'm very concerned with this two and 30 and I'll tell you why.
First week we go to overtime with the Coats and we bear had Adam Dignitary not played like he was 62 we would have lost that game because Adam gets here if I'm not mistaken, and I'm gonna fact check myself here.
Um, he was one for three on field goals, not extra points.
He was one for three on field goals.
That's six points.
He missed out on those six and he made one more of those.
We probably lose that game.
Okay, then we play the Lions.
We lost 10 to 13 against the lines, right.
We get a Justin Jackson 50 yard touchdown calling back.
We get an Austin eh color.
It was like 40 or 50 yard catch, touchdown card back Austin, angular fumbles at the one yard line, and both of those touchdowns that were called back.
We're holding now.
I don't know about you all, but I hate the referee in this year, but it's you can't make excuses.
That can't be your excuse.
You know, the rest bailed them out.
Can't be our excuse.
We lose against Texans.
We have another touchdown call back on.
We lose by said, you know, And then we beat the Dolphins 30 to 10.
But who who was not beating the Dolphins? Right? So we have two games, two very winnable games that we lost.
And with the Raiders plan like they're happen like they halfway care.
And with the chief's being the chief's, we're now in third place in the division.
We own third place, old possession because the Rangers are three and two.
They found a way to be Chicago today.
We're not playing any easy division.
We just quite the UH 14 Broncos and had to fight back from 17 into the fourth quarter.
And we just ran out of you. Just run out of clock.
So next week we go.
We play the pits, but we have two very winnable games coming up.
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We played the Steelers and I honestly cannot tell you who the Steelers quarterback is right now.
Um, shots and make some Rudolph.
Man, I wish you a very, very speedy recovery on the Steelers.
They're gonna be quarterback by depth.
All right, Devlin.
Hodges is the quarterback for the Steelers next week because I personally don't expect to see Mason Rudolph for a couple of weeks.
I will be making another stream after this recap in Week five, and I'll dive a little bit more into that.
But I think it would be severely irresponsible to see Mason Rudolph in a game 767 days from now, because if he's gonna play next week, he needs to be practicing by Thursday.
So I think it would be very irresponsible to have him back on a football field, throwing a football, taking hits, doing whatever in any type of walkthrough situation four days from now.
That is irresponsible.
I think Thursday night games are you responsible and end themselves okay in any way.
So as chart as the charges, we played Steelers next week and then we go to Tennessee to play the Titans in Tennessee Sunday, the 28th of October at four or five.
Um, I think these are two very winnable games, and then I'll get into the next part of our schedule.
After that, you just very winnable games.
And I think we're going to go on.
We're going to need a miracle.
Derwin James, Melvin Ingram.
So look like you did last year and a little bit.
Austin hecklers will because after that, we played the Bears in Chicago.
They went for the Packers out on the terrace.
The season had a lot of prominence, but I am.
I am severely concerned.
Um, I I don't like when people hit the panic button, but I'm hitting the panic button.
I just We just don't I don't know what it is that we just don't perform down the stretch.
We just really don't matter.
We need to get better performer down the stretch.
Um, we need Russell coming back.
We need Melvin Ingram back.
We need there with James back.
We need Justin Jackson back.
We're being completely honest and we need melting boarding, I hope nothing.
Gordon's in a week room right now.
Um, you know, taking a page out of jail, it hurts.
Jenna hurts go to the weight room after every win, and we're gonna need these two wins we need.
We cannot go into Soldier Field on week seven, Week eight.
I'm sorry, we cannot go on a Soldier field week eight and we we have to have four wins going in a weekend.
We have to be four and three going in a week. Eight.
We have to be four and three going into a weekend.
We have to because that bear's game, uh, I'm still concerned about, you know, their quarterback situation.
Chase Daniel, Mr Biscuit.
Because they were definitely down 17 today.
That was very I'm very concerning to me because that Bears defense is looking very stout.
And I have them in, like, five out of the seven fantasy football leagues that I'm in.
And they did not do very well for me today.
Um, and I definitely think we can go into Tennessee and win.
We've had Tennessee's number for the last couple of years.
I know we beat them in London last year, believe um, and then we play the Raiders and I'm not doing playing the Packers at home, and that game definitely concerns me.
not gonna lie that that packers that that Raiders game definitely concerns me.
And then we play the cheeks, man and that she's just lost to the Colts.
The Chiefs just lost the cult, so I think with a great pass rush, if you can really? If you can really get in Patrick, my home's this you got You gotta bother him.
Your past was your pass rush has to be on 10,000 if you want to compete with the cheeks.
But your pass rush has to be on 10,000 because you but you know, passports has been 2000.
And one thing that the Colts did today that I think that, you know in Week nine or what is that? We get mounted in Week 11.
We need to run the ball down their throat because the chief's cannot defend the run.
Their defense line is injured, not 19 Hying.
Uh, Marlon Mack and the boys ran all over the sheets today, and that's we're gonna have to do what we want to beat them.
So I think we got a big, big stretch coming up in a couple weeks.
Man Bears, Packers Raiders chief's Man, Big big stretch.
And then, you know, we are re matching the Broncos in Denver.
We go to Jacksonville.
We play the Vikings by the Raiders.
He played chiefs and season that.
So this season is not.
You know, the football guys did not deal us a New England Patriots deck of cards, man, they did not.
Because you go and check the Patriots schedule, man, it is insane.
How easy they're scheduled is it is insane how easy pastry schedule has been.
Unfortunately, we have We're like, middle of the pack, man.
So these next two weeks, I was I say these next two weeks are going to be our preparation for the dog days of our schedule.
And I really was hoping that this Broncos game could have been included in that.
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