Joey Bosa: We’ll find out who really wants it after a game like this

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After Melvin Gordon‘s fumble at the goalline sealed the Chargers’ loss to the Titans on Sunday, head coach Anthony Lynn said that it was the kind of loss that “could bring us together or tear us apart.”

Defensive end Joey Bosa is voting for the former, but said it remains to be seen how many others on the team will react when they come to work on Monday.

“I have one answer,” Bosa said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “I’m going to come in and I’m going to work my ass off for the rest of the season. I can’t control anybody else. I know we have a lot of guys that want to win, that want to work, and we’ll see who’s with me on Monday. But we can find out who really wants it pretty quick after a game like that, but I’ll be one of them.”

Bosa had six tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hits in the 23-20 loss. More performances like that would help the Chargers turn things around this season, but Bosa’s work isn’t going to be enough if the rest of the players buy in the same way he plans to this week.

16 responses to “Joey Bosa: We’ll find out who really wants it after a game like this

  1. Gordon is costing himself $$$ left and right. First and unjustified holdout and now coming up butter hands in the big moments of games? Hope he and his agent are happy.

  2. Chargers gave up 400+, forced a Ryan Tannehill led offense into only 2 punts, and ran for under 2.5 ypc for the 3rd straight game.

    Theyve been thoroughly dominated in every game this year except for Miami.

    Team is in need of a major rebuild on both sides of the ball.

  3. Melvin Gordon is garbage. Complaining last week he needs more touches to get into a rhythm. Then getting them this week and doing worse. He could have gotten those touches by showing up day one of training camp and playing football instead of sitting on the couch complaining about his contract. Buh-bye Melvin.

  4. Yeah, Gordon handled his situation poorly and all but guaranteed the market for an average running back (like him) with an highly over-inflated opinion of his worth (also him) will be low. He’ll be lucky to get what the Chargers offered him that he considered an insult. He may be lucky to get $5M after he rushes for less than 400 yards this year. Way to sabotage your own career Melvin.

  5. Chargers are over rated by the media every single year. And every year its the freaking same. Do yourselves a favor and ignore the talking heads in the press when it comes the Chargers and Rivers for that matter. The one thing you can count on with them is they will always find a way to lose.

  6. This lost is solely on Lynn. Even at the 1 yard line, with no timeouts, you throw the ball, period. You don’t try to punch the ball twice with no timeouts, specially if the RB almost fumbled the ball in the first attempt.

  7. Rivers was terrific as usual. He’s always tried, but can’t do it alone. Bad play calling on inches to go. Bad discipline on offensive line with the off sides. Giving the ball to Gordon who didn’t do anything all day and with a make-shift offensive line was a massive mistake. Why didn’t they use Watt, their full back? Basically, injuries have killed them this year, but there was no excuse for the LA Chargers play in the last 40 seconds. Sad.

  8. tajuara says:
    October 21, 2019 at 11:24 am
    This lost is solely on Lynn. Even at the 1 yard line, with no timeouts, you throw the ball, period. You don’t try to punch the ball twice with no timeouts, specially if the RB almost fumbled the ball in the first attempt.
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    Eh, tell that to Pete Carroll.

  9. I remember being upset when the Chargers left San Diego.. my hometown team was gone…. but it was the equivalent of tearing a band-aid off quickly. Instead of suffering every week with losses like this I moved on from them when they moved on from San Diego.

  10. Ownership is all to blame!Chargers franchise has sunk thanks to the Spanos family. Mediocre owners they go after mediocre players. Puppet coaches and predictable play calling on both sides. Its time for the NFL to step in and save this franchise from folding eventually under the current ownership.

  11. Most of the problems are a weak patchwork O-Line and a secondary also using backups. Open field tackling is horrible and the O-Line can’t create running lanes or give Philip time to set up.

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