For the first time in weeks, I'm excited about
watching a Chargers game this Sunday. Quarterback
Drew Brees' performance of late has finally been
bad enough to make even head coach Marty
Schottenheimer lose confidence in the young QB. In
his last three starts, he has thrown five
interceptions and not a single touchdown pass. Last
week, in yet another loss to the Chicago Bears,
Schottenheimer pulled Brees out and put veteran
Doug Flutie in for the fourth quarter. In typical
Flutie fashion, the 41-year-old quarterback marched
downfield for the first and only Chargers touchdown
of the game.
It was too little too late to save that game,
but the performance certainly gave me and many
other Chargers fans hope for this Sunday, since it
was announced today that Flutienot
Breeswill start in this week's matchup
against the Minnesota Vikings. Leading the Chargers
to losses in 14 of their last 17 games, Brees
should have been recalled long before Gray
I have been a Chargers fan for as long as I can
remember. The team made it to the Super Bowl once,
but most other years has been a pretty mediocre
team. If they get one more loss this season, it'll
make for the eighth straight non-winning season.
Why am I a Chargers fan? Mostly history, I guess.
It's hard to give up on a team you've stuck with
for so long. But this year, for the first time, I
have seriously questioned my
loyalty to an organization that has made bad
decision after bad decision, and whose players so
I sincerely hope Flutie can reinvigorate and
recharge this team. Nothing else has worked so far.
If the team finishes the rest of the season like it
started it, and the management doesn't work some
kind of magic during the off-season, I'll be
wearing some other team's colors next year.
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