Originally written October 19, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
A.J. Smith finally admitted something that fans of the San Diego Chargers have known for years. They are just happy to hear that he knows it as well. After yet another disappointing loss to begin another disappointing season, Smith came out took responsibility for the struggles that continue to plague the Chargers. “We have some outstanding, talented players on this team and some outstanding coaches across the board,” Smith said. “But obviously we cannot play as a team. We appear to not be able to handle adversity or finish games. Individual and team confidence appears to be going south.” Gee, I wonder whose fault that is? Telling players that they will go from seeing fewer carries to fewer games to another team probably isn’t the best thing for a player’s confidence. “I take full responsibility for the present mess this team is in at this point in time,” Smith added. “The construction and direction of this organization is on my watch. In the next 10 games we will either rally and s...
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