REPORT CARD : And They Brought Art Shell an Apple . . .
An incomplete for John Friesz, who is now only 42,942 yards away from catching Dan Fouts and only 204 days away from the start of training camp.
A RUNNING BACKS
Chargers have thought about trading Rod Bernstine. You can call Stella, the team’s receptionist, at 280-2111, and tell her what you’re thinking.
You know you’re in trouble when the plowhorses (Walker, Cox, McEwen, Hendrickson) have more catches than the thoroughbreds (Miller, Bernstine, Lewis).
C+ OFFENSIVE LINE
Sack and holding call with game on the line hurt. Kudos to Eric Floyd who earned 16 paychecks without aid of deadly disease to wipe out competition.
C DEFENSIVE LINE
Just isn’t the same without Burt Grossman stepping offsides. But then line hasn’t been the same since some dunderhead moved Lee Williams to tackle.
In losing to Broncos, Chiefs and Raiders, a linebacker has allowed big play to lose the game. And you thought the Chargers’ problem was Tolliver.
B- DEFENSIVE BACKS
Despite first reports, the official who called pass interference on Sam Seale (as he covered Willie Gault) was not wearing a black eye patch.
A SPECIAL TEAMS
Ort the Charger did what he could to help. What did you expect? Steve Ortmayer’s special teams were as bad as his trades while working with Chargers.
First reaction is to praise Dan Henning for not letting his troops quit. Lasting reaction is to rip him because fake punt gave them cause to quit.