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Many thanks to Ross Warner, who blogs about the San Diego Chargers and his favorite music on Justice Is Coming, for taking the time to answer our questions about the Chargers and this week's matchup.
Total Titans: One of our readers, Duane, asks, "I'm curious if Ross has an opinion on whether the chargers will try and force Locker to stay in the pocket and to complete passes outside the hashmarks? If so, how would they try and set their defense to do so?"
Ross Warner: John Pagano's defense is still unclear to fans (and writers) from one week. Last week looked a lot like the "bend but don't break" defense of 2007. But that squad, coached by the much-maligned Ted Cottrell, did force turnovers. They appeared to be focused on keeping the Raiders in front of them, even though their most dangerous receivers appeared to be on the sideline. They did bring some heat on Carson Palmer late.
As for Locker, I don't know if they are foc...
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The Chargers are one of the most banged up teams in the league right now. Last week against the Raiders, they had to start an undrafted free agent at left tackle on an already weak offensive line because Jared Gaither is out indefinitely with back spasms. They were also without Vincent Brown, their top receiver in Training Camp, and Philip Rivers never looked comfortable throwing...
It’s only been a few months since Junior Seaus’ passing, and today the San Diego Chargers honored Seau by retiring his number.
Defensive end Antonio Garay, chose to pay tribute to the late Seau by have a face portrait shaved into his head along side the number 55.
While the untimely passing of Seau was a shock to many, Garay who probably didn’t know Seau well, thought enough...
Injuries are an ever present part of football on all levels, and while every player understands the risk they take by stepping onto the field, the price that Javon Ringer came close to paying is something that no athlete could ever expect.
After getting scratched on his elbow recently, an infection developed, and according to doctors treating him, the Titans running back very nearly...
Philip Rivers looked like a Pro Bowl quarterback against a Titans' defense that was on the field for what seemed like the whole game.Rivers was confident and made some great throws to lead the Chargers to victory for the second straight week.Rivers had never lost to the Titans since becoming a starter in the NFL and nothing changed this week. It seems like he just has their number...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews likely won’t play today against the Titans.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is unlikely to play today vs. the Titans.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2012
Ronnie Brown will likely get the start today in Mathews’ place.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The San Diego Chargers are expected to get running back Ryan Mathews back next week.
Ryan Mathews (Getty Images)
Mathews could have played this week, but was sat out due to a lack of playing time. He has been hampered by a collarbone injury.
However, the doctors have give him full clearance to play....
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Kenny Britt comes back this week from his one game suspension to make his 2012 debut. He reportedly will be on a limited snap count of around 20 during the game, so I’m not expecting him to be a fantasy option this week by any stretch of the imagination.
Nate Washington is questionable coming into the game and it was clear last week the Titans...
Titans running back Chris Johnson's season has gotten off to a rough start. He gained just four rushing yards on 11 carries in last Sunday's loss to the Patriots. This Sunday, according to this tweet from former Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker, Johnson will be playing with a heavy heart when Tennessee faces San Diego.
@MikeSimsWalker tweeted : "I need everyone...
The Titans already locked up Jason McCourty to a long-term deal. Now the Tennessean is reporting that the team is working on a long-term deal with Jared Cook.
While Cook has been inconsistent, there is no doubt that he has the tools to be an impact tight end in this league. If the Titans wait to see him be consistent for a season, he might decide he wants to test the open market...
Antonio Gates: Updating an earlier report, Gates (ribs) did not practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Antonio Gates are both questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Mathews sustained a broken clavicle in the opening quarter of San Diego's first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Gates missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a rib injury, but returned Friday on a limited basis.
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I would like to start with Tom Brady's mental toughness. I will start with his time in Michigan where he challenged Brian Griese for the starting job. Griese got the start as he was the upperclassman.
Tight end Dante Rosario had three touchdown catches for the first time in his NFL career and San Diego's defense harassed Jake Locker all afternoon as the Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans for the ninth straight time, 38-10 Sunday.
Before the game, the Chargers (2-0) retired Junior Seau's No. 55. Seau, the hard-hitting, first-pumping leader of the Chargers for 13 seasons...
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