Chargers’ Melvin Ingram gives harsh assessment of team’s season
Melvin Ingram is not about to look on the bright side when reflecting upon the Los Angeles Chargers’ season.
Ingram’s Chargers saw their season end at the hands of a blowout 41-28 loss at New England on Sunday. Though the Chargers went 12-4 and won a playoff game, Ingram wasn’t in the mood to hear about those accomplishments following the defeat.
ESPN’s Eric Williams quoted Ingram saying the team hadn’t accomplished anything because they did not win the Super Bowl.
Melvin Ingram on what his team accomplished this year: "We haven't accomplished s***. We didn't win the Super Bowl, we didn't accomplish nothing. We've got a long way to go. Offseason we got to work hard, OTAs camp and get back to it. We haven't accomplished nothing though."
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) January 13, 2019
Fans have to love Ingram’s attitude. It’s Super Bowl-or-bust for him. That’s the mentality of true winners.
And even if Ingram isn’t willing to give himself and his team credit, we will. The Chargers were one of the best teams in the league and had a fantastic season. If not for the NFL’s quirky playoff structure that prioritizes winning divisions over best record, they wouldn’t have had to play at New England or Baltimore in the postseason. They did a lot well this season and have a lot to look forward to next season even if they fell short of their ultimate goal.