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Collinsworth Says Bolts Have Chance to Go Far

Posted by Ricky Henne on October 6, 2012 – 2:56 PM

Chris Collinsworth is one of the world’s most renowned names when it comes to football, and even he is caught up in the Chargers fast start to the season. 

Here’s what he said the day before San Diego’s big game vs. the Saints:

“I think typically you think of an offensive show when it comes to the Chargers, especially under Norv.  They put up a lot of points and you get balls down the field to big name guys like Antonio Gates.  They’re exciting.  But the thing that stuck out watching them on film getting ready for this game is how much better they look defensively.  I want to see how this defense does against Drew Brees. They’ve done it so far when you look at the stats and the tape.  But now, can they continue to play like this against this Saints offense in this stadium against a desperate team that has to win? Ultimately, if this team is going to come back here and play in the Super Bowl, that to me is going to be the key.  If they continue to grow, based on what I saw, this team has a chance.”

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28 Responses to “Collinsworth Says Bolts Have Chance to Go Far”

  1. By ambitoos on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with one or two exceptions. I don’t think this O line can hold up for 16 games. The backup O line is still a problem. Also our backfield is avarage at best.

  2. By Nate on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    We have Tyronee Green if either of our guards go down and Mike Harris got enough experience early to replace Clary due to injury or just embarassing play. If Hardwick or Gaither go down again *knocks on wood* then we’ll have troubles. Our backfield is better than average once we learn Mathews is the one we will win with but with Rivers and how our defense looks we won’t need too many single handed 100 yard rushers to win the game.

  3. By Mike Hernandez on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    Have faith Charger Fans, as long as we continue to get better each day at practice and each week in games, we’ll be fine. GO CHARGERS, LETS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS!!!!!!!

  4. By jose on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    The bolts are not even close to reaching their stride, the whole key to any offense/defense IS the line more to the point continuety(I know I spelled it wrong!!) both lines have not gotten there yet ….but this week ……

  5. By Charlie on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    ”you just read this in my voice”

  6. By Pete on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    I truly believe this team has what it takes to go far, i just hope they believe in themselves and play hard and fight each and every game this season like their lives depend on it. Go Bolts!

  7. By bolted4life on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    Stay healthy my friends.

    If the Chargers can stay healthy (Gaither) then we have a real good chance to go far. And Rivers needs to stop making bone head throws when pressured.

    The Saints, despite their 0-4 Record is probably the most dangerous team we’ve met next to the Falcons. If was play smart, the Chargers will win.

  8. By Deon on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    Wishful thinking. Yes, they can win the AFC West, but that is as far as they can go. Where are the holes not addressed by AJ: OL depth and especially RT and LT, CBs are OK at best, Gates is over the hill, and Rivers is erratic with no one to replace him. Go Chargers but see the reality.

  9. By Tito on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    Jarrett Lee was the One to replace Rivers, i hope they can still bring him back and keep him. Whitehurst is not even a decent back up. I think Dante Rosario will be helpful at least for this season if Gates isn’t consistent. All in All, Determination and Unity will get this Team Far.

  10. By mike on Oct 6, 2012 | Reply

    the chargers can go far this year in my opinion as a charger fan to the heart im not getting carried away we need to get the running game going and rivers is starting to make bad choices when under pressure the defense has some young guys that fly around but cason and jammer have been known to b beat weedle is steady and bigsby is a great addition the afc west is weak we should win the division and anything can happen in the playoffs

  11. By outerspace on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Collingsworth can clearly see the potential in this team, look for them to be competitve in postseason, Matthews is def the man….. Bolts to be champs in New York.

    Bless your Spirit Junior.

  12. By boltfan0419 on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    If our defense attacks brees like we did last week, I believe we will bring home a win..Balance on offense and pressure brees will be the key to a win..

  13. By Doug on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sack AJ

  14. By NYC Charger on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    The chargers only hope this year is for the defense to take the lead. I like Rivers but he still fails in big games. TOdays game is the biggest game this season for the Chargers. Going to NO, to face Brees is no easy task. Def must get off the field if the cahrgers are to have a chance. The Chargers must produce at least 2 turn overs per game and get 6 points inside the 20 at least 80% of the time.

  15. By Duane on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Its gonna be great to go up against Sprolzee and Breezee!… lets see who the best team is… Sure, theyve got their backs against the wall and something to prove but we’ve got momentum on our side.

  16. By upset fan on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    AJ and Norv must go!!!!!!!!!!!! Rivers is done………..

  17. By Junior on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply


  18. By Craig on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Another blown game by the Chargers. We fans are more than sick and tired of this talented team doing this, not giving full effort for two halves!! We had a 24-14 lead, but blew it and didn’t do shit in the second half.
    Rivers had a great first half as did Malcolm Floyd, but to no avail! My gosh, what wasted efforts and Rivers hasn’t the ability anymore to do last-minute heroics!
    Mr. Spanos, it is past time to fire Turner and probably the guy, GM Smith, who fired Marty Schottenheimer and hired Norv. It was a bad hire! You were there tonight and saw your team blow this game after they had a 10-point lead! A great offensive coordinator, Turner is NOT a head coach and the Charger fans are suffering for that reason. What else has to happen to have Norv fired? Do fans have to have the Chargers, who have great potential not being realized in the Turner regime, possibly miss the playoffs again?
    It is “only” five game into the season, but we faithful Charger fans deserve better! We “endured” a six-game tailspin last season after a 4-1 start. Do we have to maybe go through that again? The team needs a new head “voice”!

  19. By Jun on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    What a game, I’m not so sure about that roughing the passer by melvin Ingram on Brees. That cost us a TD and 34-14 lead. That was the turnaround of the game. defense did’nt do a lot to cover Saints receivers. Chargers should have won this game easy. They are still a game up on AFC West at 3-2 coming on MNF game vs Broncos. This is fun to watch. A win by the chargers here means they are in good shape with 2 gms up on Broncos.

  20. By Answers on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is Vincent brown still with the Chargers?

  21. By Barrett on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I hope that this team has the mental toughness to beat the crap out of Denver after this loss against the Saints, blow them out by putting up a 50 birder on them, and also use this game against the Saints as motivation to destroy the remaining football teams on the schedual to submission.

  22. By Nolan on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Vincent Browns still on the team but is on IR and will return in week 8 he broke his ankle in the cowboys preseason game.
    The chargers need to trade for another reciever aka david nelson from buffalo hes 6 foot 5 and hes like a vincent jackson he did good on buffalo last year but this year there barely using him we could get him for a late round pick and it would be a steal and we all know how much Philip Rivers loves those tall recievers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    PS>>>>>>> NORVE TURNER your stupid can you please run the dang ball more with MATHEWS and give more opertunites for ROYAL and ROSARIO gates is terrible anymore and rosario has proved himself in the three touchdown game and we could still use gates and roario at the same time HELLO GRONK AND HERNANDES<<<<<<<<<< NORVE YOUR AN IDIOT DEAN SPANOS PLEASE HIRE ME TO BE THE NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR ONCE RICH BISACCIA takes over as the new head coach<<<<<<<<<<<
    please hire RICH BISACCIA for NEW HEAD COACH

  23. By 808BOLT on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    HERE WE GO AGAIN…1 BIG PLAY TO TURN THINGS AROUND, A ROOKIE WITH A HELMET TO HELMET HIT. TO ME THAT’S ALL ABOUT COACHING. Any way, we failed to show up in the second half and came out flat. Our secondary is weak especially Cason who gives WR’s a 10 yard cushion and still gets burned deep. I think he’ll probably have a stat for most interference call’s on a DB this year. River’s is not a clutch quarterback and coughs up the ball too much. We have’nt beaten any winning teams this year and next mondays test will be HUGE!

  24. By Jim Buck on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Norv please run the ball more often it gives the defense time to rest keeps the ball away from the other team and takes some of the pressure of of Rivers we have a good running game use it change it up Norv play every game like its your last one and never take your foot off of the gas pedal PUT TEAMS AWAY COME ON NORV JUST DO IT!

  25. By Jim Buck on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    And put Jammer at safety he likes to hit! come on already……

  26. By Loren Asaeli on Oct 10, 2012 | Reply

    Norv does not want to call out anyone on the team. He wants the players to stand up for him at the end of the year when it’s time for his EVALUATION. Rivers does not have the accurracy anymore. He’s been throwing short balls, over thrown balls and way off balls. I agree that we should run, run RUN the ball. Why do always have to throw when the running game is HOT. Only to satisfy Rivers?? There is a time to throw and a to run the freakin ball. Last week we were on the 2 yrd line and we pass the ball twice, why?? When the Mathews was bruising the D-fense on the ground. NORV,NORV, NORV.

  27. By JWalker on Oct 10, 2012 | Reply

    Good call Loren! Run when it’s hot!!! Quit appeasing Rivers. He let’s the ball get slapped out of his hands to end the game?!?!?! Doesn’t take care of the ball enough!!!!

  28. By BOLTZZZ on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    How about we quit criticizing and go to more games?! Tired of all our division rival games being 50% them 50% us. It’s embarrassing to live in San Diego this way.

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