I’m so disappointed with the Chargers loss to the Patriots yesterday. We had the game in hand, but a combination of heartbreaking events led to their demise and exit from this year’s playoffs. I really felt this team would go to the Super Bowl, but it was not meant to be.
Many people in and out of San Diego are calling for Marty’s head. Listen, he wasn’t the one dropping cupcake passes, inteceptions, incurring personal foul penalties, and fumbling. He has preached one play at a time for as long as he’s been coaching, but yesterday, we weren’t listening. Player after player in the locker room said that the fault lay with the players. If AJ Smith fires Schottenheimer, who’s going to replace him? Nick Saban? Art Shell? I don’t think so. Schottenheimer’s a winner, and like Bill Cowher before him, he’s going to get his glory at the Big Game sooner or later.
Next year, we’re going to reload and win the Super Bowl — one game at a time. As for this year’s Super Bowl, I’m now rooting for either Drew Brees or Peyton Manning. Down with the Patriots!