Found May 01, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
18. RLB Melvin Ingram B+I actually had Melvin Ingram 18th on my board so I can’t hate this pick, but I had Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry, and Courtney Upshaw higher than Ingram at this position, though they filled arguably their biggest need here.49. 3-4 DE Kendall Reyes B+They had other needs, but Reyes is a pretty good value here and they do need a young rotational lineman as Antonio Garay and Luis Castillo are aging players on one year deals.73. S Brandon Taylor ASafety might have been their 2nd biggest need after rush linebacker. Steve Gregory was awful last season and now even he’s gone. Taylor could start immediately next to Eric Weddle and starting safety were really tough to find this year given how this the class was.110. TE Ladarius Green AThey need a developmental tight end behind an aging and injury prone Antonio Gates. I had Green rated one round earlier and he could have an immediate impact as a receiver in two-tight end sets.149. G Johnnie Troutman C-I had Troutman out...

Draft Grades: San Diego Chargers

A.J. Smith and Norv Turner’s jobs are on the line, so this was a critical draft for the San Diego Chargers. Entering the draft, there were rumors about the Chargers trading up, which made sense if Smith and Turner felt they needed to land an impact player to help save their jobs. But they stayed put on draft day, and it payed off. It was difficult to imagine a scenario in which...

Junior Seau dies in apparent suicide

BallertainmentJunior Seau dead at 43 After early reports of a shooting at his Oceanside, CA residence, it has been confirmed that Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has died. According to TMZ: Cops are currently at Seau’s home — located in San Diego County — and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught. We’re told Seau sent text messages...

Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

Former NFL star Junior Seau was found dead at his home Wednesday, authorities said. Police Lt. Karen Laser confirmed the death but released no other details. U-T San Diego reported that a 911 call came from the home at 10 a.m. Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following...

San Diego Chargers Great Junior Seau Dead From Apparent Suicide

According to a report from, former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots star, Junior Seau, was found dead of an apparent suicide.  He played 20 seasons in the NFL and most believe will be worth of Hall of Fame consideration at some point.  Certainly from his frustrating play against the Denver Broncos for most of those 20 years would be enough for that. Seau leaves...

Junior Seau DEAD; police investigating shooting at residence

Former San Diego Chargers all-pro linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at him home Wednesday, according to reports from TMZ: NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA … and cops are investigating a shooting … multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Cops are currently at Seau’s home just outside [...]

Junior Seau: Jan 19, 1969-May 2nd, 2012

It is with great sadness to announce the death of 43 year old, NFL great, Junior Seau. The future hall of famer was found dead at his home in Oceanside, CA today by his current girlfriend. The early reports are that Seau took his own life with a shotgun to the chest. The reports will continue and I am sure we will know more soon. Yet, I want to recognize the man I remember. The man...

Longtime NFL Linebacker Junior Seau dead at 43

In a sad report from TMZ, we’ve learned that former NFL Linebacker, Junior Seau has passed away from a self inflicted gunshot wound in his California home. He was 43. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that there was a 911 phone call made around 10 AM this morning from Seau’s home. Seau was drafted 5th overall in the 1990 NFL Draft. He was a part of 12 Pro Bowls, and played...

Junior Seau: Looking Back On His Top 5 Games

Junior Seau not only was one of the all-time great linebackers in NFL history, but he was admired, respected, and genuinely loved by teammates and opponents alike.  One just has to see the outpouring sadness and support from not just fans, but from the league itself to see how much he meant to the San Diego Chargers and to the NFL.  While there are still questions that probably...

San Diego Chargers: 2012 NFL Draft Grades

It is evident that the San Diego Chargers are tired of drafting from the middle of each round every April, and it's time they lean one way or the other. Recent regular seasons indicate that they might as well tank in favor of selecting USC's Matt Barkley No. 1 overall next year and trading him for a new General Manager and Head Coach. 2012's edition, on the other hand...

RIP Junior Seau

When I was just a young girl living in New Orleans, trying to figure out why the team I loved sucked so bad and growing to love and understand the game of football, I can remember attaching myself to players on teams other than my beloved Saints. Sure I admired the Joe Montanas, Dan Marinos and Emmit Smiths of the league. But then, there were players like the Steelers’ Rod Woodson...

Jonathan Vilma, Junior Seau, and the NFLPA

It came out a a few hours ago today that several Saints players would be getting some time off this season due to their roles in the Saints bounty program. Jonathan Vilma is the largest transgressor, staring down a one-year suspension. Meanwhile, the NFLPA, the players' union, is protesting the suspensions. Meanwhile, water is still wet.So instead of just saying, "Ya know...

Junior Seau Tribute 1969 - 2012

A look back at Junior Seau's career. RIP

Smith true to his word with defensive draft

April is often called the liars month in the NFL, as so much disinformation is dispersed that it can make one head's swim. But Chargers general manager A. J. Smith, facing a sink-or-swim season in regard to his job security, was true to his word. After being active in free agency to shore up holes on offense, the Chargers turned to defense during the draft. Outside linebacker...
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