Found May 11, 2012 on
(photo credit: www.chargers.com)
As almost all San Diego fans know, an improvement needed to be made to the Chargers pass rush this off season. The front office addressed this on a few different fronts. They drafted Melvin Ingram, the top rated pass rusher in the draft by many experts and teams, and Kendall Reyes, a versatile DT/DE from Connecticut with 32.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in college. They fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and gave the job to John Pagano, brother of former Ravens Defensive Coordinator and current Colts Head coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano said that he will be making his players focus on fundamentals, such as proper tackling form, but the question is whether he will be more aggressive than Manusky with his blitzing.
These improvements will be under intense scrutiny this season and the testing begins right away. Out of the top 7 teams for fewest sacks allowed last season, the Chargers will face 5 this season. 4 of those teams the Bolts will ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
A near-capacity crowd was expected to join Junior Seau's former teammates and NFL opponents in celebrating his life at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday evening, the U-T San Diego reported.
A lineup of speakers will share their memories of the former San Diego Chargers linebacker at the event, hours after his family's own private funeral service.
Officials said the crowd could...
(Reuters) – A crowd of 15,000 fans celebrated the life of former football star Junior Seau in a memorial on Friday at a San Diego stadium, as they cheered on his grieving family and listened to speakers describe his generosity and sense of humor.
Seau, regarded as one of the best defensive NFL players of his generation, died on May 2 at his home in Oceanside, just north of San...
San Diego said goodbye to Junior Seau on Friday evening as best it could. Chargers fans cheered highlights of his greatest plays, laughed at stories of his charm and humor and cried at their shared loss.
The Chargers honored Seau by officially retiring his uniform number, 55. Team president Dean Spanos made the announcement toward the end of the "celebration of life" ceremony...
Junior Seau No. 55 San Diego Chargers Linebacker Size: 6-3, 248 lb
Birthdate: January 19th, 1969 San Diego, Ca
Place of Death: May 2nd, 2012
San Diego Chargers (1990-2002)
Miami Dolphins (2003-2005)
New England Patriots (2006-2009)
Tackles: 545 Sacks: 56.5 Forced Fumbles: 3 Interceptions: 18
- 12x Pro Bowl (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996...
The Chargers are almost bucking tradition before the first offseason workouts start in earnest: their top picks have agreed to deals.
For years the Chargers would square off with draft picks, most notably Philip Rivers in 2004 and Shawne Merriman in 2005, and see which side would blink first. Often those negotiations grew contentious and that year's prized rookie would miss...
San Diego said farewell to a hometown hero and legendary football player honoring the late Junior Seau, officially retiring the number 55. Seau, passed away on May 2nd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was buried in his hometown, Oceanside, on May 11th. The San Diego Chargers honored Seau at Qualcomm Stadium with approximately 20000 fans in attendance.
Guest speakers included...
Football is a very violent game that many of us love to play and love to watch. You have to have a strong will to play the game. Football is not a game for the weak of heart, evidenced by Junior Seau the former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots linebacker. Injuries are a big part of the game. The injuries come along with the violence. Some folks play the game and never...