Now that the Titans' opponent has played a regular season game this year, it's time for the return of Enemy Intelligence, where I watch prior action of the next opponent and highlight some things I think are important. The Titans play their first road game of the season this week in San Diego against the Chargers in the Bolts' home opener. The Chargers are coming off a season-opening 22-14 victory in O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Raiders.
I spent a fair few hours this offseason watching this 2011 Chargers, because I wrote about them for Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, so this writeup will be based on what I saw last year and what I saw from the Raiders game.
Norv Turner is still the Chargers' head coach and they still employ his offensive philosophy built around deep passes.
Philip Rivers' body of work doesn't look pretty even when he's successful, and when he (or the rest of the team) is struggling, it looks real ugly, but he's pretty effective. He's...