January 15, 2007
On a related note, I definitely believe Marty was not at fault for the Chargers loss, but he did do too much to prove that he was not a "conservative" coach, and put the game in Phillip Rivers' hands instead of his star, LDT. There were a number of times he should have handed it off or run a screen pass or something, but instead let Rivers throw the ball (the drive before the Pats' game-winning FG, LDT ran for six yards on first down...and then Rivers threw two passes? What the hell? There was plenty of time left). But, this morning, I go to ESPN.com (usually the best all-around sports site on the Internet) to try to find some decent analysis of yesterday's games...and I find this John Clayton story saying that Martyball was at fault and that, if Marty had been more aggressive, the Chargers would have won the game. Huh? Did Clayton even watch the game? Read through the story closely - doesn't it look like Clayton wrote the story on Saturday, before the game was played, and then added a couple numbers and quotes to make it seem accurate? Is anyone else with me?