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Chargers And Patience: To Be Or Not to Be

October 27, 1990

Charger fans need to be more patient and understanding of this team. Consider the following:

1) The Chargers have played some good teams tough despite losing some close games.

2) The defense has lost some very key players due to injuries.

3) Twenty-eight players have three years of experience or less, including the quarterbacks.

4) The Beathard-Henning combination needs time to draft/trade for a few more 'key' players to fit into their system.

5) It takes a number of years to develop a quarterback into a success--at any level.

The Chargers have all the ingredients for a winning program. They have a good running game and a solid defense, when healthy. All they need is experience and, with some time, they'll gain that.

BRIAN PIKE

San Diego

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