People criticized the hell out of Bill Belichick for his 4th and 2 gamble last week. What will they say about his former protege, Josh McDaniels?
First Denver tried an onside kick. It was the third quarter, and the Broncos were down 13-3. Failed miserably. I don't know what the Denver players were thinking, but they all ran by the ball. San Diego recovered in Denver territory, and they scored a TD.
Later in the third quarter, with just under 4 minutes left, and with Denver down 20-3, McDaniels decided to gamble again! It was fourth and 5 on San Diego's 40-yard line. As you'd expect, the pass was incomplete, and the Chargers took over on their 40, and they're now marching down the field.
Personally, I think both gambles were kind of dumb... particularly the 4th and 5 gamble.
Looks to me like Denver's panicking a little...