Continuing the theme of one of the most injured teams in Chargers history, Eric Weddle wasn’t able to finish versus the Packers, leaving during the fourth quarter with what’s been described as a groin injury.
“It’s tough where you get an injury where you’d only hurt your team and I couldn’t even walk. It was unfortunate but the guys fought. I’m just trying to get my feet under myself. It’s a long week, a lot of stuff can happen. I’ll leave the injury stuff to coach and he can bore you with that stuff.” (Don’t worry, Eric. He does)
Mike McCoy spoke of the positives from the Chargers 27-20 loss to the Packers, citing the efforts of Philip Rivers, Chris Hairston, D.J. Fluker and the emerging Jerry Attaochu, who had his second two-sack performance of the season. But once again, it was the constant message of cleaning up the same mistakes and having all eleven guys playing together.
Whether or not that group includes Brandon Flowers continues to be a topic of debate. McCoy was his normal evasive self when asked if Flowers could lose his starting job at cornerback and said that they are always evaluating all players. Continuing that theme after Monday’s meetings, Weddle was asked whether all players are preparing at the same high level that he expects of himself...find out what he said in the video above.
One Piece At A Time
Orlando Franklin traveled with the Chargers to Green Bay and ran up and down the sidelines before the game but was inactive for his third straight game since suffering a high ankle sprain versus the Minnesota Vikings.
He made no bones about whether he expects to play on Sunday versus the division rival Oakland Raiders.
“I’m playing this week.”
That would be a boost for Philip Rivers and the depleted offensive line, which has lost three starters over the course of the season. A lot however, remains to be seen about the status of wide receiver Keenan Allen, who looked to be on course to for a record day with 14 catches and 157 yards before a hip injury forced him out of the game in the third quarter.
On Monday, Allen said he was feeling much better.
“I’m feeling better than I was at the end of the game. Got in, got treatment, just trying to work and get back. My mindset is definitely going on Sunday, we’ll see what happens. It was tough watching the team try to grind it out, go get a victory and not being able to help. That sucks.”