Repeatedly, you read that writers just don’t trust Norv Turner to lead men. Turner can not possibly get the best out of his Chargers.
You read that Turner’s Chargers have lost three more games than the previous season two years in a row, so they are destined to have a 5–11 season – but will still win the weak AFC West.
Coach Turner repeatedly preached one thing, and that is the Chargers offense could always run a bad defense off the field, but would be stymied against a great defense in big games. He declared that he’d get this offense to the point that they’d score points against the great defenses.
I believe this mission will be accomplished this year. Whatever a defense wants to bring, Norv has the answers.
The Chargers can beat pressure with screens and quick passes.
They have overwhelming options in the red zone from Gates to Tomlinson to Malcom Floyd.
They can beat you deep with Chris Chambers, Floyd, or Vincent Jackson.
They can beat you to the corner in the run game with Darren Sproles.
They can run it right at you at the end of the game with Tomlinson.
Along with the Saints and Patriots, the Chargers offense is far too dangerous for most defenses to contain.