AP Pro32 comments about Chargers

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 31, 2012
Comments on the San Diego Chargers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses): SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (16) Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 12): If Philip Rivers can minimize turnovers, Chargers will again contend for Super Bowl; his 25 in 2011 took San Diego out of contention. Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 13): Ryan Mathews must take pressure off Phillip Rivers. Too many turnovers. Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 13): Vincent Jackson and Kris Dielman represent key departures. Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 13): Uncharacteristic flurry of free-agent signings reflects general manager A.J. Smith's realization that he, like head coach Norv Turner, is on hot seat after two years out of playoffs. Team's hopes still rest on arm of quarterback Philip Rivers. Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 14): There's a sense of urgency here; now Bolts must act on it. John Lynch (Fox Sports, 14): Pressure is on in San Diego for this team to deliver. To do so, Phillip Rivers needs to return to elite form and new defensive coordinator John Pagano needs to light fire under his unit. Chris Berman (ESPN, 16): First time in decade Bolts won't be favored in AFC West; could help. Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16): Philip Rivers should have bounce-back year, but team's Super Bowl window has closed. Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 16): A lot of people are down on Chargers, see them as underachievers. I think Rivers and company will surprise. QB cleaned up interceptions in second half of year, but defense needs to get after passers. Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 16): You can't count out team that has Philip Rivers at QB. It would be shocking if Chargers were not in hunt. Bob Glauber (Newsday, 17): Philip Rivers says he's ready for big comeback after last year's interception-riddled season. Rich Gannon, CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 20): Chargers will score points but will struggle on D initially. --- Online: http://bigstory.ap.org/NFL-Pro32 and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance


Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker