Still, San Diego’s offense moved the ball in the third quarter by finding some openings across the middle. The Chargers’ three drives after halftime resulted in two touchdowns and a missed 46-yard field goal.
Rivers’ performance demonstrated how valuable the quarterback is, Turner said. Rivers’ numbers weren’t great, but he led those drives in the face of constant pressure behind a makeshift line.
“I love all the things about ‘adjust,’ but ultimately you’ve got to block them. That’s the adjustment that we talked about at halftime: ‘Guys, we’ve got to block them,’” Turner said, adding the Chargers tried to keep
“Ultimately you have to find a way to run some things that give you a chance to get guys open, and then you’ve got to block them.”
Kamerion Wimbley took advantage, making four sacks in the game after having just two in the first seven games of the season.
INJURY UPDATE: The NFL will not require the Chargers to put out an injury report until Wednesday, and San Diego usually is remiss to give free information to their upcoming opponent.
Turner didn’t provide a complete, detailed summary Friday, but did say none of the players hurt against Oakland appear headed to the IR “at this point, though he said several will be at risk to miss the Nov. 20 game at Chicago.
LEARNING: Turner said
“It’s just a shame he missed camp. I know it’s nine weeks in, but those things you learn really stay with you,” Turner said.
Brown is a rookie learning a complex offensive system. He’s primarily been asked to play the ‘X’ receiver spot in San Diego’s offense but is learning ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ as well. He caught five passes for 97 yards against Oakland and had another 33-yard touchdown reception overturned.
Brown is one of three rookie draft picks that have started games this season for San Diego. Turner was asked about another,
So far Liuget has made some plays and struggled in other areas, Turner said, but the Chargers expect continued improvement from the defensive end.
WEEKEND THOUGHT: Asked about the current four-game losing streak, Turner was honest in his assessment.“We’ve got the best leadership we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said. “We need to play better. Every guy needs to take care of their own job and responsibility.”