So now the Chargers are starting to point fingers.
Shawne Merriman and LaDainian Tomlinson are saying some guys on the team are interested in collecting paychecks; not winning.
Such was the locker room tone after Sunday’s 24-17 loss at Jacksonville.
Sure, they probably have a point with the finger-pointing.
But if they want to get directly to the point, blame team management.
A.J. Smith is the general manager whose sour personality caused the team to lose coach Marty Schottenheimer, who’s a better head coach on his worst day than Norv Turner is on his best day.
Dean Spanos is the guy who twice in 10 years couldn’t solve a coach-general manager feud. Thanks to his ultimate decision to fire Schottenheimer, the Chargers’ have taken huge steps backwards.
The sad part is that if Denver loses at home Monday night to Tennessee, the Chargers will be alone in first place in the AFC West.
This dysfunctional team deserves much worse.