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Overall Grade- C
The two quarterbacks struggled all game behind an offensive line, which is decimated with injuries. However, they made plays when they needed too and eventually set the team with an opportunity to win , which is exactly what the coaching staff wanted to see. Jarret Lee looked incredibly uncomfortable but came in clutch when his teammates needed him. The quarterbacks will need their offensive line to get healthy in order for the team to have success.
Jarret Lee took command of the Chargers offense in the fourth quarter and played terrible for most of the quarter. Then with under two minutes, Lee marched the Chargers down the field which set them up for the game winning field goal. Lee looked impressive in the two-minute offense but really needs to work on his pocket patience as training camp progresses.
Whitehurst did not finish the third quarter and was replaced by rookie Jarret Lee. Whitehurst had a decent game but considering how little time he was given to make decisions it was an overall solid performance.
I feel extremely bad for Charlie Whitehurst. Every play he is scrambling around inside a makeshift pocket and is basically getting hit every time he drops back for a pass. Has made some very nice throws, but it is extremely hard to work the ball down field under the pressure that he is under.
Charlie Whitehurst had a decent first quarter. Led the Chargers on a nice drive that eventually turned into a field goal. Made some nice throws and checked the ball down well when he needed too. Was sacked twice—on the first sack, he did not have a chance and on the second sack, he just fell down. Scrambled for a nice first down run. Overall, not bad but nothing too spectacular.