In the first 3 sets of possessions, we had:
- 5 penalties, which cost us 35 yards, an interception and a first down. Two of them were defensive holding, which with pass interference has plagued our defense since I can remember. We also got called for a false start and a delay of game which are simply loss of concentration.
- 3 fumbles, two of which we lost.
- 3 sacks.
- And a dropped pass that hit Malcom Floyd right in the numbers.
I understand it's preseason. I understand that this game means nothing. I understand that the biggest thing was that nobody got hurt. But the best play the Chargers had all night was simply putting 4 layers of bubble wrap around Tomlinson and not letting him get within 10 yards of the field. Beyond that, it's time to go back to training camp and start over again.
While we were watching the game, Karin asked me if I'm going to survive the season. Considering that there's a part of me that's still not over last season's loss to the Patriots, I give it a 50/50 shot.