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The Chargers nosedived from a painfully disappointing team in 2010 to what we saw in 2012: a downright bad team. This happened for three reasons:
1) They seemed to lose offensive weapon after offensive weapon every season from LaDainian Tomlinson, to Darren Sproles, to Vincent Jackson.
2) They also lost talented offensive protection every season from Marcus McNeil, to Louis Vasquez, to Kris Dielman.
3) GM A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner did a horrendous job of restoring the lost offensive talent.
What this left San Diego with was a helpless Philip Rivers and therefore, a helpless offense that had trouble taking care of the ball and scoring points. Rivers ranked in the top ten in interceptions last season with 15 and the Chargers ranked 20th in points per game, which is especially low considering who their quarterback is. Every team below the Chargers employed far worse starting quarterbacks.
Well, now that Smith and Turner are out and Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy are in, yo...
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HBO’s Hard Knocks is a TV program that airs an entire NFL preseason for one NFL team each year. This year it’s the Cincinnati Bengals; next year it might be the San Diego Chargers. Recent news articles have been hinting that the Chargers are currently the favorite for the 2014 Hard Knocks program. This does not mean that they are...
According to the U-T San Diego columnist Kevin Acee, former Saints defensive back Johnny Patrick has done enough so far at the San Diego Chargers’ training camp to make the team come the end of August.
Former Saint Johnny Patrick had pretty much made this team as nickel and depth at cornerback. Today, he is making sure.
— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) August 1, 2013
Let me clarify...
The San Diego Chargers have signed rookie free-agent safety Tony Burnett of Southern California and waived rookie quarterback Mark Hermann.
The Chargers also waived-injured cornerback Kenny Okoro. If Okoro clears waivers, he will be placed on injured reserve.
Burnett was an honorable mention all-Pac-12 pick as a senior in 2012 after recording 28 tackles and an interception.
In the NFL, size and speed are attributes heavily sought out by teams, but they don’t always come paired together. That’s the case with Chargers running back Danny Woodhead.
Standing just 5’8” and weighing in right at 200 pounds, Woodhead is one of the smaller running backs in the NFL, but don’t let that size fool you. Woodhead, like other notable small backs (Maurice...
The San Diego Chargers have signed undrafted rookie safety Tony Burnett, the team announced on Tuesday.
The corresponding move sees the team waiving injured rookie cornerback Kenny Okoro and quarterback Mike Hermann.
Burnett worked out for the team after he went undrafted but was ultimately unsigned. He spent his collegiate years at Southern Cal.
The move comes out of need for depth...
The New England Patriots made a calculated decision when they decided to let Danny Woodhead leave to the San Diego Chargers via free agency this offseason. It’s a decision that could come back and bite them later on considering the team is currently missing its top-five pass catchers from last season.
Yet, the Patriots loss will be the Chargers gain because San Diego it seems...
The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent quarterback Nathan Enderle.
Enderle, a four-year starter at Idaho, was a fifth-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears in 2011. He spent that season on the active roster but did not play in any games.
He went to training camp with Jacksonville in 2012 and then spent time with Tennessee this offseason.
The move was announced Wednesday...
Despite a reasonably talented roster the Browns plodded to a 5-11 record and Pat Shurmer and his staff were replaced. In comes Head Coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Much has been made about how Turner’s offense means a great deal for the down field passing game, and for the fantasy value of tight end Jordan Cameron but Turner can help the Cleveland run...
The Chargers were back at work again Wednesday and a couple of recent high draft picks stood out for their strong performances. Get the latest notes on their work -- and a look at a couple of the team's defensive leaders -- in this new training camp report.
The San Diego Chargers have an off-day today after going five days straight of practice. Via the U-T San Diego’s columnist Kevin Acee, here’s a couple stand-outs so far at training camp. Chargers have day off tomorrow after five pretty hard-core days. Among standouts so far: S. Wright, D. Butler, M. Floyd, D. Woodhead. — UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) July 30, 2013 Shareece Wright...
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