Chiefs vs. Chargers: Inside The Enemy Camp

Each week we go “Inside the Enemy Camp” and have a chat with the FanSided editor who covers KC’s next opponent. This week we travel out West to lovely San Diego, California, to talk with Ernie Padon, editor of Bolt Beat.

Bolt Beat may very well be the best Chargers site around. Ernie has been building the place up for over a year now, and it is consistently one of FanSided’s most popular blogs.

We all know the Chiefs face a tall task this Sunday. Let’s go “Inside the Enemy Camp” with Bolt Beat.

I love when Rivers throws tantrums. Has he thrown one yet this season?

That is what our Philip does. He already has had one this season. It actually feels like he has a little one every time he gets into the huddle.

At the end of the half in week 1, we didn’t have a kicker to attempt a field goal so we had to go for it on 4th down and FOREVER. The play didn’t go well and Philip was seen jawing over at Norval on the sideline.

I clipped it out of the highlights just for you all to enjoy:

I thought the Chargers were crazy moving up to take Matthews but now he appears to be coming on. What are you seeing from him this year that you didn’t last season?

He is running with more confidence and a new attitude. He looks like he belongs out on the field and he is running with his pads lower and doing a better job protecting the ball. He is finishing his runs off and is becoming a threat in the passing game.

Do you think the Chargers would have won a SB by now if they had a coach other than Norv Turner?

Reason number 1 on why we haven’t made it to the big game is Norv! He is not the only reason though. K Nate Kaeding can’t make a field goal in the playoffs to save his life and Philip Rivers has not been a STUD in the playoffs either.

Some KC fans think the Chargers are on their way down, that they are getting older and their window is closing. I am not so sure about that. Do you think they are reloading well or are they in trouble of missing their chance?

We have Philip and Antonio Gates on this team for at least 5 years. Gates looks to be breaking down a little, but having those 2 options will always keep our offense rolling. Ryan Mathews is in his second year and improving each day. If we can somehow keep Vincent Jackson long-term, this window will be wide open for us. Then, all we would do is draft players on defense.

What is the team’s biggest weakness right now?

The biggest weakness is on defense. Greg Manusky is still getting his game plan instilled onto the Chargers players and the hurry up offense that the Patriots brought to the game had everyone in the wrong position and unorganized. Through time the unit will get stronger, but teams can take advantage while we are gelling all the new starters in there.

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