Preseason week 1 – YAWN

Chargers 14, Seahawks 20

First of all, I have to say I was annoyed with the Seattle announcers whom I had to listen to the entire game…come on, guys, read a team roster and get your players right!!

Secondly, the game was quite a yawner.  LaDainian Tomlinson did play for about half of the first quarter and was ok, but he provided a rare opportunity for fans in attendance to see him play in preseason for the first time in 5 years.  Darren Sproles almost broke a few, but I’m glad they sat him early in the game as well.  I was having flashbacks to two years ago when he broke his leg in preseason returning a kickoff…tonight Buster Davis had that honor sans any injury.

Personally, I thought Billy Volek looked great.  I still assert that he should play when the Chargers go to Pittsburgh since Philip Rivers is seemingly cursed at Three Rivers Stadium.  Charlie Whitehurst did well also, scoring the only passing TD (the other was a Michael Bennett run); however, near the end of the game he did toss a couple of picks.  Antonio Gates, Chris Chambers, Malcom Floyd, Legedu Naanee, rookie Charly Martin, and Kris Wilson, and Vincent Jackson had some nice catches as well (I won’t mention Gates’ drop.)  Oh well, thank goodness it’s preseason!

Shawne Merriman’s mohawk was interesting as well.  At least it’s not blue anymore, LOL.

Anyway, there’s not much more to say.  See ya next week….I’ll be at the game so there will be pictures!!!