Given Chargers fans' specific concerns going into the game, there was a lot to be pleased with after the game’s conclusion. A team and a season are both works in progress. Like a horse heading into the home stretch, a team wants to heat up at just the right time. The Bolts have never been able to do that. That’s why fans are so skeptical and subsequently frustrated.
However, last night was a good start. There were more reasons to be optimistic in an “ugly” game than in a “fast” 4-1 start like a year ago. There were still flaws galore which Bolt-heads lamented and which ended up dooming the team in the end.
It’s a new season and the sample size is only a single game. Let’s look at 10 things we learned, if only for one night.