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Training Camp Preview: Chargers guards will battle for playing time

At this time last offseason, we were speaking of the Chargers offensive line in the same ways we spoke of the Chargers secondary in 2013. The 2012 Chargers’ offensive line was brutal. The 2013 Chargers’ offensive line was much, much improved. This feat becomes even more impressive when you consider the countless injuries suffered across the line during the season. Here’s a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Fluker following football trajectory of Hall of Famer Walter Jones

Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker has said he wants to make the Pro Bowl in his second season with the San Diego Chargers. If he does, he'll be one step ahead of another former Alabama high school star who was a Pro Bowl offensive tackle in the NFL and a player that Fluker has tried to emulate. Walter Jones was an All-State player for the Aliceville Yellow Jackets in 1992. Fluker...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Charger draft pick will make the biggest impact in 2014?

After a stellar 2013 draft class, it’s completely relevant to expect some big things from the six players the Chargers drafted in 2014. Last season, assuming D.J. Fluker or Manti Te’o would have been the biggest rookie play-maker was a valid thought. However, it ended up being the third round pick, Keenan Allen, who was the high-impact rookie the Bolts needed at wide receiver...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five predictions for the Chargers draft

Well, the time has finally come for the reality T.V. spectacle that is the NFL Draft. For some of us, we have been waiting for this day every since the clock struck zero in mid-January. For others, the additional two weeks prior to the draft has made the process seem intolerable. These folks are ready for it to be over and training camp to begin, but as Chargers fans, this could...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about the Chargers needs entering the draft

Let me take a moment before I begin this article to thank a coach. I’m not talking about Mike McCoy, Ken Whisenhunt, or Pagano. I’m talking about the one man who saved not only Philip Rivers’ life, but also Ryan Mathews’ body. I’m talking about the one and only, Joe D’Alessandris. For those of you who may not know, Coach Joe was hired last offseason to be the Chargers’...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 11-20

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. Check out the first 10 picks here.  11. San Diego Chargers: Tyrann Mathieu (DB, LSU) — D.J. Fluker wasn’t bad, but Mathieu is better and the Chargers badly need help in the defensive backfield. 12. Miami Dolphins: Eric Fisher (OT, Central...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 11-20

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. Check out the first 10 picks here.  11. San Diego Chargers: Tyrann Mathieu (DB, LSU) — D.J. Fluker wasn’t bad, but Mathieu is better and the Chargers badly need help in the defensive backfield. 12. Miami Dolphins: Eric Fisher (OT, Central...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent offensive linemen: Chargers need depth

The past season couldn’t have been more encouraging for the San Diego Chargers offensive line. A unit that finished near the bottom of the league in 2012 bounced back to have a great year thanks to the additions of some new pieces. Right tackle, D.J. Fluker, will be a staple on the line for years to come while King Dunlap was perhaps the biggest surprise at left tackle. The line...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class After Year One

Chargers' GM Tom Telesco's first NFL draft after the dismissal of long-time GM A.J. Smith was, indeed, interesting. San Diego fans watched with baited breath to see how Telesco would rebuild the team that A.J. decimated by letting go many exceptional players such as Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson, and Shaun Phillips, to name a few, and rendering the Chargers of seasons past...
Via Football Nation
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fluker says Alabama practices were like an NFL game

Thanks to the new labor deal, NFL practices aren’t what they used to be. College coaches aren’t bound by the new emphasis on reduced intensity. As a result, some college programs now make their players even more prepared for life in the NFL than they used to be. Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker, a first-round pick in 2013, says that Nick Saban runs one of those programs. “Playing...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reevaluating Tom Telesco’s first free agency

We’ve entered the awkward stage of the football season, when there’s not a lot of on-field action, but not too much off-field news either. It’s what leads people, both fans and media, to talk about things like the weather in New York/New Jersey nonstop. Sure there’s rumors about things like possible changes to the extra point and some game is being played in Hawaii on Sunday...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | San Diego Chargers

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - DJ Fluker OT, Alabama  Analysis – Fluker started 15 of 16 games and was an absolute road grader.  His run blocking lead Ryan Mathews to have the best season of his career and his pass...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who were the Giants’ biggest stars in 2013?

Despite numerous hiccups throughout the 2013 season for the New York Giants, it wasn’t all negative. The G-Men overcame an embarrassing 0-6 start to finish the year with a 7-9 record and remained in playoff contention until suffering a loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 14. There were obviously much bigger expectations heading into the season, but after a year like this one...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The pain now will be success in the future for Bolts

Let me just start off by saying, I, personally, could NOT be more proud of this team. The Chargers were beat up today and had their backs against the wall, yet were almost were able to pull off an incredible comeback victory. Although the Bolts lost 24-17, the heart of San Diego is something to admire. This offseason will leave a lot of “what could have been” type feelings, but...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers' Jeromey Clary out against Broncos

The San Diego Chargers will be without starting right guard Jeromey Clary for their AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos. Clary was inactive with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss practice most of last week. But right tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle) and center Nick Hardwick (concussion) were both activated. Other inactives for the Chargers are quarterback...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers' D.J. Fluker in walking boot

The San Diego Chargers are hoping to have a magical run in the playoffs. They shouldn't of even made it in the first place, but they did after the referees missed a couple of calls in week 17 against the Chiefs. Now they are in and they are trying to take advantage of the opportunity. The Chargers went into Cincinnati, where the Bengals haven't lost all year and they beat...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Wild Card Weekend Sunday Picks

Wisconsin's Idea Of FunSan Diego at CINCIN- NATI (-6.5)The case for San Diego: Balanced offense, with RB Ryan Matthews having his best year, RB Danny Woodhead making plays in the passing game, and a number of young receivers helping to rejuvenate QB Philip Rivers. Mostly intelligent play-calling, especially between the 20s. Offensive line is better than it has been in years,...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LT King Dunlap likely to be back for Chargers

Indications are that Chargers left tackle King Dunlap will return for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after missing three games with a neck injury. Dunlap's potential return means the Chargers (5-7) could have their opening day lineup on the offensive line intact for the first time since Sept. 22. With Dunlap back, rookie D.J. Fluker would move from left tackle...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers lose to the Bengals 17-10

    The Chargers lose a “must-win” against Cincinnati 17-10 and fall a game behind in the wild-card race. San Diego possessed the ball over thirty minutes but were only able to put up 10 points. Antonio Gates, a sure-fire hall of famer, cost the team today. He lost a fumble in the red zone and cost Rivers an interception after he allowed the ball...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers rookie Fluker’s injury is not as bad as expected; he will start Sunday

During the fourth quarter DJ Fluker the former first round pick had an injury that looked very serious at the moment but it seems now that Fluker will be fine. According to Jason LaCanfora, Fluker will be ready to start against the Bengals. @JasonLaCanfora: Finally some good news for Chargers OL health – 1st round […]
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Elite Rookie Rankings Week 11

The 2013 draft class played fairly well this week. While there were no breakout performances with the possible exception of E. J. Manuel (the top graded 1st round pick this week), most contributed in a positive way. There were a few disastrous performances too (Fluker, Fisher and Mingo). Five 1st round picks weren't able to go this week as health continues to be pretty good for...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Elite Rookie Rankings Week 11

The 2013 draft class played fairly well this week. While there were no breakout performances with the possible exception of E. J. Manuel (the top graded 1st round pick this week), most contributed in a positive way. There were a few disastrous performances too (Fluker, Fisher and Mingo). Five 1st round picks weren't able to go this week as health continues to be pretty good for...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers injury report: King Dunlop out

The San Diego Chargers come into this game against the Miami Dolphins with issues to their offensive line. Their main focus has to be protecting Phillip Rivers, he has had a great year so far and he makes the offense go. The Chargers are currently competing for a wild card spot because both the Broncos and Chiefs are too far ahead of them and most likely can’t catch them. The Chargers...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers injury report: King Dunlop out

The San Diego Chargers come into this game against the Miami Dolphins with issues to their offensive line. Their main focus has to be protecting Phillip Rivers, he has had a great year so far and he makes the offense go. The Chargers are currently competing for a wild card spot because both the Broncos and Chiefs are too far ahead of them and most likely can't catch them. The...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hardwick returns; Fluker ill

Chargers center Nick Hardwick seems on track to make his 60th consecutive start. Hardwick, sidelined for parts of last Sunday's game by a neck-shoulder stinger, returned to practice Friday after merely observing team workouts Wednesday and Thursday. Also practicing Friday were Le'Ron McClain and Jahleel Addae, who'd not practiced this week with ankle injuries. D.J...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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