Phil Simms discussed before the game about the Chargers attitude - one of supreme confidence. At the end of the game, Norv Turner was interviewed and the pain was very evident. In response to questions, he said that they believed they were going to win the game. I think the overconfidence of the Chargers is a real detriment to the team. Yes, it's good to believe in yourselves. However, if carried too far, this belief in yourself means that you don't give appropriate credit and respect to the opponents. The Chargers trash talk and - what's worse - they believe their trash talk. They really think that they're the best team in the NFL even when they don't produce on the field. That's why LdT can say the day after losing to the Patriots, "if we played them 10 times, we'd win 9" - and then repeat it the day before a blowout loss. They still haven't learned. Their opponents are good. The Chargers can't beat everybody by just showing up. They actually have to play a great game - on offense, defense and special teams. Their defense played well holding the Patriots to 21. But, at the end, their defense couldn't stop the Patriots from getting first down after first down to ice the game. Their special teams were mediocre at best. Their offense couldn't score a TD in the red zone. That adds up to a loss - a rather convincing loss since they played a team that is really good even though the Patriots made plenty of mistakes of their own. So, the Chargers are devastated again. Will they learn something from it this time? They say you learn more from a loss than a win. The Chargers have proved clueless after the previous 2 losses to the Patriots. Only time will tell if they really are a football team that "gets it". Talk is cheap. But talk can be expensive when it reflects an underlying disconnect with reality. In this case, the San Diego Chargers just don't give enough credit to their opponents. It's not all about how San Diego plays; it's also about how their opponent (in this case the New England Patriots) play. The Patriots are champions both on the field and in their hearts - and they showed that again yesterday. The Chargers believe they're champions, but they haven't truly figured out what makes a champion.