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Chargers' locker room distraught

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08:02 AM ET 11.26 | One of the loneliest sounds in sports could be heard Sunday in San Diego as cleats clicked quietly up a carpeted tunnel after another Chargers loss. A 10-point lead over the Ravens with less than four minutes remaining unwound into a 16-13 overtime defeat. There may not be one descriptor to capture the mood in the locker room afterward. So, inside linebacker Takeo Spikes used three. "Everybody is baffled," Spikes said. "It's puzzled, distraught." While others undressed and showered to drip the stench away, safety Corey Lynch sat in full pads at his locker, staring blankly into the backboard as reporters entered the room. Spikes, whose locker was across from him, gave Lynch a supportive pop to his right shoulder pad.

U-T San Diego

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November 26, 2012  08:06 AM ET
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They need to clean house

Yep, starting with Smith and Turner cleaning out their offices.

November 26, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Pretty much the same team they've put on the field for the past 10 years.

November 26, 2012  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They need to clean house

"... as cleats clicked quietly up a carpeted tunnel ... "

And they need to replace that carpet. Cleats don't click unless the carpet is in really bad shape.

November 26, 2012  08:11 AM ET

The Team can't even beat itself, how can they beat another Team? Fire Everybody and Bring Back Marty!!!

November 26, 2012  08:15 AM ET
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Pretty much the same team they've put on the field for the past 10 years.

Minus some very good players they've let go so as to increase their mediocrity.

November 26, 2012  08:15 AM ET

One of the talking heads on ESPN was speculating that Andy Reid is a SoCal guy and would be very interested in coaching the Chargers next year.

November 26, 2012  08:16 AM ET
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Minus some very good players they've let go so as to increase their mediocrity.

Sproles leaving hurt them badly. Jackson was a big loss, too, not to mention Brees.

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November 26, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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They need to clean house

They need to burn the house, bulldoze it, bury it and move to a different neighborhood (or city).

November 26, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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They need to burn the house, bulldoze it, bury it and move to a different neighborhood (or city).

Maybe get some ivy and re-open as a community college.

November 26, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Maybe get some ivy and re-open as a community college.

Open a for-profit college. Those places are money magnets.

November 26, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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Minus some very good players they've let go so as to increase their mediocrity.

Agreed... Like LT, but only difference was they would at least make it to the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated. Now it doesn't seem like they can make it.

November 26, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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One of the talking heads on ESPN was speculating that Andy Reid is a SoCal guy and would be very interested in coaching the Chargers next year.

I could picture him taking a year off to raise that stock....

November 26, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Agreed... Like LT, but only difference was they would at least make it to the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated. Now it doesn't seem like they can make it.

Only because the rest of the AFC West was even worse than they were.

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November 26, 2012  08:36 AM ET

This is what you get when you keep Turner for as long as they have. He is a natural loser. He has historically taken teams with great talent and turned them into losers time and time again.

November 26, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Rivers to Philly

Philly fans would LOVE him. Soon as he throws one of his patented INTs, it's out to the woodshed with him. And with his temper, man I would love to see that backlash.

 
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