I can't help but smile when I look at the results of that poll.
Check it out, the Chargers #1 concern is not that one of their star running backs, one of their best pass catchers, and their kicker are all nursing
broken nails injuries, but rather, the Steelers Defense. Apparently it's a "ball-hawking defense" that could "wreak havoc" on Sunday. Good word, choice, San Diego Union-Tribune. I couldn't have described it better myself. You know, you did that so easily, it sounds almost as you've written it before.
And I don't say that because I think it should be their ailing stars. I say that because normally, going into a game, if LT, Gates and Kaeding were hurt, I might imagine that that WOULD be their biggest concern. For San Diego to say that it's actually the Steelers Defense is just another testament to this unit's nastiness.
So, what are the Steelers biggest concerns? That, I cannot say. But I'll tell you one thing...there's an awful lot of Steelers fans walkin' around, thinkin' that we're gonna roll right over them Chargers. That's kind of scary.
A lot of people are going to want to say that the concern is Roethlisberger. I heard it last night on Sportscenter, "Big Ben is coming off his third concussion in 30 months." Right, so he had two within like six months and didn't have one for like two years, but technically, if you count from the first one, he's had three in 30 months, which is supposed to create the illusion that he's had a whole bunch of concussions in succession that would make this latest one seem worse than it is...whatever. I think Domski summed it up best in the comments somewhere. Big Ben isn't blind to his critics. If people wanna doubt him, that's just going to make him want it more. To show everyone that they've wasted their breath. Still, there's always a chance he could come out and throw like six picks. So, while I don't think that'll be the case, I'm reluctant to count our chickens just yet.
Beyond that, I'm not really sure what else I'm supposed to talk about this morning? We already played these Clowns once. And I think I may have wasted all the funny back then...not that there was much to begin with.
I did make this photoshop of a tea party between Norv Turner and Phillip Rivers...
Which easily represents the worst work I've ever done in Photoshop.
Also, here are some hot Chargers cheerleaders...
Doubt they'll be making the trip east.
And just for good measure, here's a picture of Philip Rivers looking like a douche...
That guy is a certified...
And look at this picture of Norv Turner...
This must be from his days on Miami Vice...?
And then finally, here's Silverback visualizing the kill...
I feel like there's something I'm forgetting...oh yeah, I suppose we could talk about how the Chargers are hot right now, being the winners of five straight, and their Defense is playing well, thus, they have momentum. And it's hard to beat a team twice in one season, etc. etc.
So feel free to engage us all in a discussion of that fact.
Also, I feel compelled to mention that should the Chargers win on Sunday, they would be only the second 8-8 team to ever win more than one playoff game.
Now, let's discuss.