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Thoughts from the Dark Side:
San Diego Chargers
The Raiders were in the playoff hunt heading into the last game of the 2011 season versus the San Diego Chargers. And before this game was over, they learned that if they won this game, they would win the AFC West and head to the playoffs. They pulled to within five points of the visiting Chargers with under ten minutes remaining in the game and their season hung in the balance. It became the fateful moment and ensuing Chargers drive that ended their hopes. And this is exactly how it went down through the analytical eyes of TFDS contributor Asher Mathews.
The drive started with a squib kick by Sebastian Janikowski that bounced at the 5 yard line where it was picked up by San Diego's rookie return man, Richard Goodman, at the 1 yard line. Goodman bobbled the bouncing ball before scooping it up and inexplicably running backwards into the end zone. The Raiders' coverage team swarmed him and he went down in the end zone what appeared to be a safety to bring the Raiders to w...
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According to a report on Tuesday from 95.7 The Game’s Chris Townsend, Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and assistant coaches Greg Biekert, Rod Woodson and Kevin Ross have been fired.
Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez has indicated no personnel decisions were made by the Raiders as of late Tuesday night.
Either Townsend’s sources failed him, or the Raiders...
For the Oakland Raiders after loosing a chance at the playoff spot and the AFC title this past Sunday with a loss to the San Diego Chargers 38-26. Hue Jackson started by first putting most of the blame on his players, in disgust. Having finishing the season 8-8 was simply unsatisfactory to the Jackson and quarterback Carson Palmer [...]
The San Diego Chargers named veteran defensive coach John Pagano as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing Greg Manusky, who was released earlier in the day.
Pagano spent the last 10 seasons on San Diego’s staff and has coached linebackers since 2005, helping develop Shaun Phillips and Shawne Merriman among other players.
“John has worked extremely hard and been...
As previously reported, the San Diego status quo goes only so far. The Chargers officially have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. “I’d like to thank Greg for the passion and enthusiasm he brought to our team and coaching staff this past season,” coach Norv Turner said in a statement released by the team. Apparently, passion…
It didn't take long for social media to speculate on whether the retention of Chargers general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner heralded a future relocation to Los Angeles.
The past 48 hours, since it was announced that the San Diego Chargers would retain head coach Norv Turner, I’ve heard a lot of unrest among the “Bolts” faithful. Everything from fans saying to just move the team to Los Angeles to them saying they would no longer be renewing their season tickets as long as Turner is the coach and even (this one made me chuckle...
The San Diego Chargers announced on Tuesday that head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will return for the 2012 season.
You probably have a friend who doesn't follow football that closely and thinks the Chargers are really great. He likes that they have Antonio Gates, who is a killer in fantasy, and Vincent Jackson. He thinks Philip Rivers deserves to be mentioned with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He believes that San Diego...
The Chargers fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky on Thursday after only one year on the job, replacing him by promoting linebackers coach John Pagano.
The shakeout came four days after the Chargers finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. It came two days after team...
Sources told the U-T San Diego that the Chargers probably won't place the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson.