San Diego Chargers: Just Say No to The Pass-First Offense of Last Season

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Norv Turner is a pass-oriented coach."


“The Chargers are a pass-first team.”


One of my biggest pet peeves is people saying that either Norval Eugene Turner is a pass-first coach or that the San Diego Chargers have become a pass-first team.

Negative. Who was paying attention in NFL history class?

Turner is a run-first coach. Look at the Chargers’ last five regular season games and the three playoff games in 2007.

The Bolts averaged 176 yards per game on the ground and 159 through the air in the last five games of the 2007 regular season.

When they faced stiffer competition that could stuff the run in the 2007 playoffs, they turned to the air attack, passed for 267 yards per game, and ran for 90 yards per game.

Earlier in the season, however, the Chargers could not run the ball at all. They were stuffed at every turn, until LaDainian Tomlinson finally got his legs back in those last ...

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