Found August 21, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
It was a well-known fact that Norv Turner and A.J. Smith’s days were numbered for the San Diego Chargers after last season. Finishing 9-7 and missing out on the playoffs for a second consecutive season didn’t sit well with Chargers fans. Miraculously the Chargers chose to retain both Turner and Smith, citing there was no [...]

2012 San Diego Chargers: Best and Worst Case Scenario

It's not news that the last two seasons in San Diego have been disappointing. After being the cream of the AFC West and among the conference elite for the majority of the last decade, the Chargers have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons for the first time since 2002-2003. In a move that surprised many, both GM A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner were brought back...

QB Rivers could see less time with O-line ailing

The Chargers practiced Wednesday without three of their offensive line starters, raising questions about how much quarterback Philip Rivers will play in San Diego's next preseason game at Minnesota. Coach Norv Turner said Rivers doesn't necessarily need more preseason action to be ready for the season opener Sept. 10 at Oakland. ''Philip would be ready to play if...

Junior Seau Autopsy Reveals No Drugs In System

Junior Seau was clean and Sober before committing suicide in May TMZ is reporting. The autopsy shows that Seau died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest from a .357 caliber. The results determined that retired star had no drugs, alcohol, or medications in his system at the time of his death. Seau’s brain and brain tissue were sent away sent to the National...

Ryan Mathews may not play until week three

AP Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune doesn’t believe Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will get on the field until week three of the regular season. “@loffyloff: You think Chargers sit Mathews 1st couple weeks? Or hurry him back week 1?” >Won’t hurry him. I think it will be wk 3 vs. ATL. — UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) August 22, 2012 The best thing for the Chargers...

Chargers lose Vincent Brown for at least 8 weeks with a broken ankle

A popular fantasy sleeper for the 2012 NFL season, Vincent Brown, may have had his season end before it even started as Brown broke his ankle in last week’s preseason game. The Chargers are optimistic that he can play this season and will not put him on IR, but an 8 week prognosis (which would have him return around week 5 or 6) seems awfully optimistic for such a major injury...

Junior Seau Autopsy Shows No Drugs Or Alcohol In System At Time of Suicide

(Elaine Thompson, Associated Press / December 7, 2008) Former football standout for the Chargers and most recently Patriots, Junior Seau had no alcohol or ‘illicit’ drugs in his system when he took his own life just a few months back.  Toxicology reports were returned clean when an autopsy was performed and it also showed no sign of brain damage according to the autopsy...

Whitehurst leads Chargers by 'boys

Once the starters were out of the game, the San Diego Chargers found a pulse and beat the Dallas Cowboys. Shareece Wright's electrifying 73-yard interception return set up Jackie Battle's go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst threw two touchdown passes in the Chargers' 28-20 win on Saturday night.

Chargers expect Vincent Brown to be back this season

AP According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers believe that wide receiver Vincent Brown will be able to come back in the second half of the season and contribute after he recovers from his broken ankle. Expectation is that Vincent Brown can play second half of season. May have been slight ligament damage. Chargers likely keep him on roster. — UTKevinAcee...
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