Fouts to wide receiver Wes Chandler or Gary Anderson (sometimes he's a running back, sometimes a wideout) or Little Train James (ditto) or tight end Kellen Winslow, who shows more and more of his pre-knee operation prowess every week. (He has had 26 catches in the six nonstrike games.) Sometimes the Chargers work from a three-tight-end set, using No. 1 draft pick Rod Bernstine, who has been a force on special teams, or run the ball with Tim Spencer or Curtis Adams. Saunders likes to do that, too. "More offensive talent than I've seen since we were in the playoffs in '82," Fouts says.
We'll see. Right now, though, San Diego is 8-1. You can't argue with that.