Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Thomas Davis has been a frail chief for some distance of his NFL profession. He did not produce such like internal locker rooms by pointing fingers.
Davis continued his leadership system this week, suggesting the Chargers’ protection used to be the motive the crew fell to 4-7 with attend-to-attend losses.
“Our chronicle says we have not performed nicely sufficient,” Davis acknowledged, throughout the L.A. Situations. “That is the final facet that determines how we non-public performed as a protection. The offense has assign up sufficient components for us to be extra a hit.
“We appropriate have not figured it out for four quarters. Now we non-public performed extraordinarily nicely at instances, and numerous instances we non-public been inconsistent. If we produce a closer job in clear scenarios, our chronicle may well per chance per chance be worthy, considerably higher.”
The Chargers protection held the Kansas City Chiefs to 24 components and 310 yards — within the thin air of Mexico City, no much less — closing week, and the Raiders to 278 yards and 26 components the week sooner than. The L.A. protection has yet to enable extra than 27 components in a single game and ranks fifth in components allowed, fourth in passing yards given up and tied for fifth in extensive plays surrendered this season.
Meanwhile, Philip Rivers has thrown seven interceptions over the outdated two weeks as the Chargers’ playoff hopes went on existence toughen.
Though the info disagree with Davis’ review, you can not blame the frail for not tossing Rivers and the offense below the bus. Dinky or no would be won in that bid.
Entering Sunday’s game versus the equally struggling Denver Broncos, the point of curiosity must always nonetheless as soon as again be on Rivers and the offense after the quarterback tossed two INTs within the Chargers’ Week 5 loss to Denver. Davis’ protection too wants to leap attend after allowing Phillip Lindsay to scurry for 115 yards on L.A. in that 20-13 defeat.