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San Diego Chargers
The Chargers under Norv Turner have made a mark for always being good, but brushing just close enough to greatness to whet the appetite.
Philip Rivers has been the anchor on the team, a strong-armed quarterback perfect for Turner’s Air Coryell-inspired downfield attack.
What is the difference between the team and quarterback over which Turner currently presides and the Troy Aikman-led Cowboys?
When Turner was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, Aikman was surrounded by pieces to help him succeed.
He had a great running back in Emmitt Smith, an overwhelming offensive line, and a defense that allowed Aikman to play with a lead.
After a disappointing 2011 season in which Rivers struggled trying to carry the club, how have GM A.J. Smith and Turner addressed the following three questions?
Is Ryan Mathews ready to become one of the NFL’s elite running backs?
Even though it was largely overshadowed by the Chargers’ struggles as a team, Mathews broke out last year. He r...
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The Chargers signed two of the biggest name remaining free agents out there this week and, while they won’t have big impacts, as is the case with almost anyone available in July, they will see some playing time. Franklin’s signing allowed the Chargers to cut Luis Castillo, an oft injured player. Franklin will pair with potential breakout star Cam Thomas at nose tackle, allowing...
Chargers retired offensive lineman Kris Dielman was released from the Chargers retired-reserve list.
Dielman was selected for the pro bowl 4 times in his 8 year career as a Charger. Dielman immediately made a name for himself in San Diego as a big presence that can create huge holes for great running backs such as Ladainian Tomlinson or Ryan Mathews. When we say big, we...
San Diego Chargers’ RB Ryan Mathews has been one player everyone seems to be high on.
I don’t believe you should be.
It seems to be that everyone is forgetting that Mathews hasn’t played a full season since high school. And I’m not talking about his senior year; it was before then.
It’s no doubt that Mathews is a spectacular talent. His 4.9 ypc last year can attest to that...
The Chargers have reached one year agreements with free agents Jackie Battle (RB) and Aubrayo Franklin (DT).
Jackie Battle spent his 2011 season with division rival Kansas City Chiefs. after recording 597 yards with two touchdowns in 149 carries in a breakout season for Battle. Due to injuries, the undrafted free agent was asked to contribute and so he did. Battle is a 6-2 238...
It's never too early for the San Diego Chargers to contemplate what it's going to take to get back to the playoffs.
The Chargers have missed the postseason for two straight seasons and have one playoff win in the last four years. Despite the underachieving effort, team President Dean Spanos brought back both general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner, much to the dismay...
As expected, Chargers fifth-round pick Johnnie Troutman will begin the season on the Physcially Unable to Perform list as he recovers from pectoral surgery. Troutman could be activated after the season's sixth game, and the Chargers believe he will be physically able to play in 2012. "He's a hard worker," Norv Turner said. "He's done a lot of conditioning...
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McNabb and Favre get ready to take the field EA Madden 13 Pro Am, might be the last time they take any kind of field as a player. Although Favre found out today that the Lamar County School Board votes unanimously to hire him as OC at Oak Grove HS. Apparently he will be just a volunteer and receive no salary.
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