San Diego Chargers: A Tough Road Awaits in 2009

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Published: April 15, 2009

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... out in the Black Hole of Oakland, then host Ray Lewis and the tough Ravens, followed by their nemesis the Miami Dolphins, then travel to their own personal hell hole of horrors up in Pittsburgh. 

It will be very important for the Chargers to get off to a fast start, because the Dolphins and Steelers have been a hassle for them to deal with over the years.

That said, if Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamal Williams, Shawne Merriman, Antonio Gates, Antonio Cromartie, Malcolm Floyd, Buster Davis, Nick Hardwick, Marcus McNeil, Luis Castillo, Stephen Cooper, and Clinton Hart can stay healthy and/or on the field, the Bolts have a shot to make some noise even with the tough 2009 schedule.

The key to a fast start rests on Merriman's massive shoulders.  Taking away Merriman from the Chargers' defense was the equivalent of taking Peyton Manning away from the Colts' offense.  The loss of Merriman t...

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