The San Diego Chargers sit at 0-3 on the season, but the team is getting better. Fans --enjoy your consolation prize. The team only lost by 14 points, but guess what, next week fans get to look forward to another loss, but this time it will only be by 12 points! ">
The San Diego Chargers sit at 0-3 on the season, but the team is getting better. Fans --enjoy your consolation prize. The team only lost by 14 points, but guess what, next week fans get to look forward to another loss, but this time it will only be by 12 points! ">

Chargers: "Getting Better"

"Our football team is getting better and I got a closer look than anybody," said Coach Schottenheimer. "We're getting better." <br><br> The San Diego Chargers sit at 0-3 on the season, but the team is getting better. Fans --enjoy your consolation prize. The team only lost by 14 points, but guess what, next week fans get to look forward to another loss, but this time it will only be by 12 points!

Getting better.

How many weeks must fans continue to hear the team is getting better before the Bolts win?

How many times will they hear the tired talk?

Put up or shut up. A carnival in San Diego. Round and round we go but a win, well that is not an exit on this ride. We will spin faster though, and you will have your own throw up bag, but win?

"Bottom line in this league is winning," Marty Schottenheimer said.

Now we are getting somewhere.

"We're not making enough plays in a timely fashion to win a football game, but we are going to get better, we are going to continue to get better," said Schottenheimer. "We're going to continue working the way we are working because ultimately, I have confidence in this football team and our ability to become a winning team.

"We are improving week by week. None of us are satisfied with the outcome. Don't think for one second that I am being cavalier about losing a football game. But we are going to keep working together as we have to improve as a football team."

The team spent five weeks in Carson getting better. The team went through four preseason games to get better. How many more games will it take to get good enough to win?

"Nobody said this was going to be an easy deal," said Schottenheimer. "Nobody did."

Every week is up for grabs in the NFL. Houston beat Miami in week one. Not many called that. Arizona beat Green Bay this week. The Chargers, well, they are getting better. Losers of seven straight are getting better. Stop fretting, they are getting better.

"(It's been) three games. We're 0 and 3. It is what it is. I'm going to talk about where we're going as a football team, not where we are today."

Last year when the team was 6-1, we would all have liked to hear where the team was going. We would not have had to watch the last 12 games. Dropping ten of twelve was apparently in the cards, we were just trying to get better.

"If anything, my resolve is greater than it has ever been, because these guys went out and laid it on the line today. They played their hearts out today. And we're still not making enough plays to win a football game."

Resolve? A stain remover. From all indications the Chargers have removed most of the players they deemed stains. What more do they need?

If the team gave its all and didn't win, what does that say about the team?

No one here is saying the Chargers are as bad as they have played, but some emotion needs to be found. The team is not showing enough leadership. More excitement when good plays happen. More Kassim Osgood pumping his fists and more of Zeke Moreno swinging his arms. They looked and played dull.

"This city ought to know as well as anybody that fast starts don't necessarily produce the kind of results we are looking for," said Schottenheimer. "I have confidence in these players. I know they are committed to doing the things we are trying to do. When we begin to do more of these things consistently, we will win football games."

Slow finishes, followed by slow starts smells of a trend. Too bad it is not fashionable to be a loser, unless you make a song or movie out of it.

"One game," Schottenheimer said. "That's all anybody in this room is looking for. Let's win one game, and we have still been unable to do that. It's still a long season, and as I said before, nobody said this would be an easy task."

Schottenheimer finally said it best, "But until you win, that becomes a moot point."

Eureka!

Denis Savage can be reached at safage@cox.net

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