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Former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver died Sept. 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. That evening, Hall of Famer Harry Carson spoke at a WGBH event previewing PBS’ new Frontline film, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, which documents the NFL’s neglect on concussion issues over the last two decades. Carson, a former New York Giants linebacker, linked Oliver’s death to football’s head injury crisis that night. He didn’t need research. He didn’t want caveats. He realizes concussions are more complicated than what can be seen through a 59-year-old’s eyes, but his linebacker’s instincts have told him all he needs to know. Carson appears in the new Frontline film, but he started talking about concussion issues in 1992, long before they became a hot topic — or even a topic most people would consider. “I said then, ‘There will come a point in time when players start committing suicide,’” he said at the WGBH event. The reason he knows, he said, is because he on

Raiders fans heckle Manti Te'o with creative sign

If the first thing that crossed your mind when the Chargers drafted Manti Te’o earlier this year was, “Oh, man, that poor kid doesn’t know what he’s in for with the Black Hole,” then you are most likely correct. And while the final verdict is still TBD, we’re already getting an idea of what’s in store for star-crossed romantic Manti Te’o. The above image comes from...

Chargers tackle DJ Fluker penalized for bodyslamming Raiders opponent (Video)

San Diego Chargers rookie tackle DJ Fluker was given a 10-yard personal foul penalty for bodyslamming Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Sio Moore in the third quarter of Sunday night's NFL game at the Coliseum. Moore was rushing the quarterback and tried to leap between Chargers linemen Fluker and Jeromey Clary, but got caught in mid air. That left Moore completely...

Recap of Chargers Loss to the Raiders – This one stings

Consistency is key Was it me or was this a trip down memory lane, well maybe nightmare on elm street is more like it.  Last night, Rivers showed us the side of him we all want to forget about, but somehow this type performance seems to always pop up just as the Chargers build some momentum. It all started with a slow start, well the Charger engine never got going until late in the...

The San Diego Chargers should forget about the brittle Ryan Mathews and focus on dynamic playmaker Danny Woodhead

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s 27-17 loss to the Raiders in Oakland. The 25-year-old Mathews amassed a measly eight yards on three runs and got shelved after taking a knee to the helmet in the second quarter. Mathews will need to be medically cleared before returning to practice and he’s unlikely to compete next weekend when...

Chargers' Ryan Mathews suffers concussion

San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews suffered a concussion last night in a loss to the Oakland Raiders.  Mathews suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return.  Before leaving the game Mathews had three rushes for eight yards.  Mathews will have to pass the league concussion tests this week before he gets cleared to play.Danny Woodhead and Ronnie...

Chargers vs Raiders Preview

The Bolts earned their first home win of the season and evened their record at 2-2 with a big 30-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.  With three touchdown passes, Philip Rivers now has thrown for 200 over his career.  Two of those passes went to Danny Woodhead, which marked a career high for the running back, and one to Antonio Gates,  who with 10 catches passed Ozzie Newsome...

NFL Rumors: Will the San Diego Chargers trade for RB Maurice Jones-Drew?

The San Diego Chargers have been surprisingly a very competitive team this year while the Jacksonville Jaguars are dreadful. The Chargers dropped a game to the Oakland Raiders last night but in actuality are just seconds away from being a 4-1 team looking back at the first five games of the regular season. No one really saw that coming this year, except perhaps hardcore Chargers...

San Diego’s D.J. Fluker Body Slams Sio Moore, Receives Unnecessary Roughness Penalty (GIF)

Philip Rivers can rest easy knowing that his offensive line will do anything and everything to keep him out of harm’s way. In a play that was probably missed by most, as the Raiders-Chargers game didn’t kick off until 11:35 EST, San Diego’s D.J. Fluker pulled a wrestling move out of his bag of tricks. During the third quarter, Oakland linebacker Sio Moore attempted to blitz...

Chargers DJ Fluker Choke Slams His Opponent

So that’s Chargers o-lineman DJ Fluker chokeslamming Raiders linebacker Sio Moore.  That’s it. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Danny Woodhead is the second coming

You resisted making the comparison because it had seemed too easy. But then the little man in the Chargers uniform lined up in the slot and the defense made the decision to stick a linebacker on him and the little man ran past that linebacker and caught a perfect pass in stride in the end zone. And you had no choice but to exclaim “Philip Rivers has his Sproles back!” We can...

Chargers RT DJ Fluker receives personal foul for “body slam”

During the San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders late Sunday night game, Chargers right tackle DJ Fluker received a personal foul for body slamming Raiders linebacker Sio Moore.  Moore was lifted off his feet while being blocked and Fluker slammed Moore to the ground well after the ball had been thrown.

Philip Rivers: Don't Call It A Comeback

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Catching Up with Runyan

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San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders meet late on Sunday for a match-up of two AFC West teams. San Diego won last week to even it’s record at 2-2 while Oakland is hoping that the return of Terrelle Pryor will provide them with some offense. Coverage of the game between the Chargers and Raiders will air on the NFL Network at 11:35 pm ET. (8:35 pm PT) from Oakland...

Oakland Raiders VS San Diego Chargers Recap

In the latest game ever played in the NFL the Raiders got a division win against the Chargers. The game started at 11:35 EST. The Chargers never seemed to get into a rhythm as they lost this one 27-17. It was a physical game between heated rivals that didn’t end until after 2 a.m. on the east coast. The Chargers looked bad from the beginning of the game. On the opening drive of...
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