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San Diego Chargers
Now that the Titans' opponent has played a regular season game this year, it's time for the return of Enemy Intelligence, where I watch prior action of the next opponent and highlight some things I think are important. The Titans play their first road game of the season this week in San Diego against the Chargers in the Bolts' home opener. The Chargers are coming off a season-opening 22-14 victory in O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Raiders.
I spent a fair few hours this offseason watching this 2011 Chargers, because I wrote about them for Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, so this writeup will be based on what I saw last year and what I saw from the Raiders game.
Norv Turner is still the Chargers' head coach and they still employ his offensive philosophy built around deep passes.
Philip Rivers' body of work doesn't look pretty even when he's successful, and when he (or the rest of the team) is struggling, it looks real ugly, b...
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San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding will be the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and remember you heard it here first. Kaeding impressively swung his leg left and right in front of a nationally televised audience to rack up five field goals on five attempts. Even more impressively he had six touchbacks against the Oakland Raiders this past Monday. Not only are making field...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (clavicle) and tight end Antonio Gates (ribs), missed practice on Wednesday.
No practice today for Chargers RB Ryan Mathews with his clavicle nor TE Antonio Gates with his ribs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2012
We already had an idea that Mathews would miss practice, but it’s...
The San Diego Chargers are going to retire Junior Seau’s No. 55 jersey this Sunday in the home opener against the Tennessee Titans. It is a great gesture to the late Seau, who took his own life after enjoying one of the best careers in the history of the Chargers’ franchise.
Unfortunately, many of the people and fans who watched Seau have some of his best seasons with the Chargers...
Chargers Mathews Back In Full Pads -
The San Diego Chargers announced that RB Ryan Mathews was wearing full pads in practice on Thursday for the first time in 5 Weeks after breaking his clavicle on Aug. 9 in a preseason game. It remains to be seen if this is the team’s starting process of getting Mathews ready for Week three or not. The fact that Mathews is wearing pads during...
According to John Glennon of the Tennessean, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer plans on playing with a cast on his broken hand this week.
SDiego Union-Trib reports Chargers starting CB Q. Jammer underwent surg. for broken hand Tue, but expects to play w cast against #Titans.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 12, 2012
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will likely suit up against the Titans on Sunday after missing the team’s season opener with a broken collar bone.
As reported by beat writer Kevin Accee via twitter, it “Appears Ryan Mathews will play on Sun vs. TEN. Limited in practice but did take some contact in team drills for 1st time since injury on 8/9″
Mathews told reporters...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact.
The Chargers running back practiced Thursday in a helmet and full pads, five weeks from the day he broke his clavicle in the preseason. The injury occurred Aug. 9 against the Packers on Mathews’ first exhibition carry.
He was given a four-to-six week timetable...
Running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact but was limited in practice as the San Diego Chargers continued preparing for their home opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Mathews has been out since breaking his collarbone on his first carry in the exhibition opener on Aug. 9.
Coach Norv Turner says Mathews looked good in practice Thursday. The Chargers don'...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Gates caught four passes for 43 yards in the team's opener Monday night, but he injured his ribs during the game. That's disappointing news to those who were expecting an injury-free season from the oft-injured tight end. Gates should...
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday, and he was involved in contact for the first time since he broke his clavicle on Aug. 9, U-T San Diego reported. Chargers coach Norv Turner did not reveal much about Mathews status, but the fact that Mathews is participating in some contact drills in full pads suggests he might play...
I was the original ex-Basketball player to dominate in the NFL Juan…
You can’t watch a Chargers game without hearing “Antonio Gates was a basketball player in college, which helps him come down with passes like a rebound” or “Gates boxed out the defender their as he came down with the ball.” Now, he has his b-ball jersey retired and years from now the Chargers will...
Running back Ryan Mathews was back on the practice field on Thursday for the San Diego Chargers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune beat writer Michael Gehlken.
It marks the first time since breaking his collarbone five weeks that Mathews has been able to take the practice field. His status for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans is still in question.
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The Chargers aim to do something they have never done in the Norv Turner era: start a season 2-0. The challenge seems doable -- all it entails is a home win over a mediocre Tennessee Titans squad -- but San Diego must overcome some injuries and rediscover its offensive rhythm to make it happen.