There’s a feeling that the Chargers haven’t played their best despite being 4-1.
They have beaten four of the very worst teams in the league, and they didn’t look especially dominating in any of the games. Still, this is huge progress compared to their usual slow start.
The Chargers can also get excited that Antonio Gates should be back after the team’s bye. He told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune he would be ready to return against the Jets.
In fact, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune passes along word that the entire team is expected to be ready in two weeks. Running backs Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews were both banged up against Denver, leaving the Chargers with only one healthy tailback. Both players should be ready to face the Jets after the bye.