Another game and another loss for your Los Angeles Chargers, this time at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. LA couldn't stop the Green Bay offense all game, and in the end, it hurt them.
Green Bay took advantage of poor defense, and it sent LA to a record of 4-6 on the season. Head coach Brandon Staley went back and broke down what happened on the Packers scoring drive at the end of the game.
“On the Packers’ winning drive, cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. was called for pass interference, allowing Green Bay to convert a third and 20. Staley: “You have to play with good fundamentals and not grab the guy. It’s as simple as that.”
Green Bay converted multiple big third-down plays to keep themselves alive in the game, and it came back to hurt the Chargers. It was another frustrating effort from this team, and it helped lead to the game-winning score for the Packers.
“Two snaps later, Davis was unable to bring down rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks, leading to a 35-yard gain. Staley: “You can’t cut people loose.”
Communication issues hurt the Bolts against Green Bay, but it has become a common theme as well. Players are consistently out of sorts, leading to massive gains from the opponents. And despite all the struggles from the defense in recent weeks, Staley said that he will remain as the primary play-caller for the team.
“Afterward, Staley reiterated for the third time recently that he will continue as the defensive playcaller and again expressed confidence in his players and his schemes.”
He even blew up at the media in an interesting press conference. But it seems that the frustration of losing has started to boil over with Staley, and he knows that he is fighting for his job.
“We have done it here. You guys act like we’ve never played good defense. That’s not the truth. That’s not the truth. You act like we haven’t made any improvements.”
While the defense wasn’t as bad against Green Bay as it was versus the Detroit Lions a week ago, they still didn’t put on a strong showing. Staley can say whatever he wants, but the fact is that the defensive unit under his watch has fallen flat.
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