The San Diego Chargers are likely to improve on their win total from last season

The preseason is really long. As we all wait for real games to start, we can start getting a feel of how the season might play out. Instead of looking at unreliable data from the preseason, places like Football Outsiders use their projected Defense-adjusted Value Over Average metrics to run simulations of the season. The mean wins for the San Diego Chargers after these simulations...
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Can the Seattle Seahawks exploit the NFL’s new defensive scrutiny?

The Seattle Seahawks got a taste of how the tightened pass-defense rules could impact the game last Friday when cornerback Tharold Simon’s 105-yard interception-returned-for-a-touchdown was taken away on a yellow flag. Over the weekend the NFL admitted the holding penalty was a bad call. They were assisted with intensity by Seattle coach Pete Carroll (himself a college defensive...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

KSK 2014 NFL Prekkake: San Diego Chargers

Via PFTC Last year: 9-7, third place in AFC West, lost in divisional round Acquisitions: Jason Verrett, Donald Brown, Brandon Flowers, Kellen Clemens Departures: Ronnie Brown, Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Cox, Le’Ron McClain Vegas 2014 win total over/under: 8 wins Verdict: PUSH ESPN Five names for Philip Rivers’ next slate of offspring: – Colton Burpo Rivers – Bolo Rivers ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Initial takeaways from the Chargers 41-14 loss in Seattle

As good as the effort and intensity levels were for the Chargers last week, they were equally as bad Friday night in Seattle. Yes, it’s just the preseason, and in the long run, no one is going to remember this game, but Mike McCoy will not be happy with how flat his team was going up against the defending Super Bowl champions. San Diego looked like a team that didn’t want to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rushing TDs highlight San Diego Chargers 14 vs. Seattle Seahawks 41

The NFL logo | photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons. San Diego and Seattle were two of the hottest teams in the latter half of the previous season. Seattle‘s last loss (at home) was Week 16′s loss against the Arizona Cardinals. San Diego was hot behind the hands of Keenan Allen and their defense before Denver eliminated them. Passing San Diego Chargers 1. Philip Rivers: 2 of 4...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers rookie WR on rise

Javontee Herndon has shown consistency in training camp. Now, he is being rewarded for it. There was a shift this week on the Chargers depth chart at wide receiver. Herndon, arguably having the best camp of five first-year players at the position, was elevated from the third- to second-team offense. It is expected he'll run with No. 2 quarterback Kellen Clemens on Friday when...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins just can’t escape the drama

I thought we were over all the drama and absurdities in Washington. I thought axing Mike Shanahan was the final deed? But, no. Now, I’m finding out that the same questions are arising again. According to Mike Reiss of, members of the Patriots organization, and others who’ve witnessed practice, feel that Kirk Cousins is the best quarterback on the Redskins roster. What...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Inman's 70-yard TD catch spurs Bolts over 'Boys

SAN DIEGO (AP) New backup quarterback Kellen Clemens threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman midway through the third quarter and the San Diego Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-7 Thursday night in an exhibition opener. Inman, who played in the CFL the last two seasons, beat single coverage down the right sideline and was gone to give San Diego a 17-7 lead. Clemens made...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

STL: 3 Things to Watch Against the Saints.

Hold your yawns for the end of the article, Rams fans, please. The first pre-season game is on Friday against the New Orleans Saints. So before you turn on the television for five minutes to see if the Rams are winning or not, read up on what you should be looking out for the next time you flip on the game. 1.) QB Depth: Head coach Jeff Fisher has ruled out Sam Bradford for Friday’s...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Who has the most to prove in the Chargers’ preseason opener?

Today’s mailbag question comes from John (@CoachJMT). If you have any Chargers’ questions for us, please feel free to tweet them @cover32_SD. @cover32_SD Who’s got the most to prove in tomorrow’s preseason opener against Dallas? — John Tomczak (@Coach_JMT) August 6, 2014   Thanks, John. I don’t think any specific player has the most to “prove” per say, but rather...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys, Chargers backup QBs to be busy in preseason opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Like backup quarterbacks? Then the Dallas Cowboys-San Diego Chargers exhibition opener Thursday night is one to watch. With Tony Romo sitting out to rest his surgically repaired back, Brandon Weeden will get the start for the Cowboys. Philip Rivers likely will take a seat after the opening series, allowing Kellen Clemens to make his Chargers debut after Charlie...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Chargers QB position is a battle for #2

As far as the quarterback position is concerned, the Chargers are one of the lucky 10 or so franchises with a signal caller capable of winning the big game. Philip Rivers success over the years may be questioned, but there is no doubt in this writer’s mind, #17 is if anything, underrated. The Chargers front man is a winner, and now that he has competent coaching and talent around...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams should circle this particular game on their calendar in 2014

As World Cup fever lingers stateside for at least 24 more hours, many of you reading this are plotting ways to skip work and catch the US National Team as they take on the Germans in their final match of group play with knockout round advancement on the line. It was the same plotting you had to do on Monday of last week when the team kicked off their campaign against Ghana, and you...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams receiving corps a subject of focus in OTAs

As it stands, the Rams are carrying 11 wide receivers on their roster as the team embarks on the second week of organized team activities. With minimal additions to a unit that underachived in 2013, how will the corps shakeout as the offseason program begins? In each of the last two seasons, head coach Jeff Fisher has gone with a corps of six players at the position. Last season...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Much too early prediction of the Chargers 53-man roster

It might not seem like it, but with the month of June right around the corner, the NFL season is steadfast approaching. With that in mind, it might be time to offer up guesses as to what the San Diego Chargers’ roster will look like when they take on Arizona in the second part of the opening Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Bolts spent six draft picks this offseason on some...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the St. Louis Rams wide receivers step up in 2014?

The receiving corps created the biggest issue with the Rams offense last year – in large part due to Kellen Clemens taking the snaps for the majority of the season. The Rams need to find a way to be consistent in the passing game to allow the running game to thrive. St. Louis opted to stay away from wide receivers in this year’s draft and have consistently professed confidence...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams put a hex on the Saints in St Louis again

Two years ago, AJ Feely and a hangdog Rams team playing for little but pride pulled off one of the great upsets of that year. The victims were the New Orleans Saints, then as now putative contenders for a deep playoff run. That unlikely win created a blueprint for pulling off the Big Upset.  Two years later the Rams did it again, and they did it better.  Kellen Clemens had...
Via Rams Herd
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What to think of the Shaun Hill signing?

Thoughts on the Shaun Hill signing? Thumbs up, down or sideways? – Tyler, St. Louis I say thumbs up just because this means Hill can no longer terrorize the Rams as an opponent. Seriously, look at his career record against the Rams. He’s started just 26 games in his 12-year career, but four of those of those starts have come against the Rams, three as a starter for San Francisco...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kellen Clemens focused on assisting Philip Rivers

Kellen Clemens appears to be an ideal fit as a backup quarterback for the Bolts.
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will back up Sam Bradford for the St. Louis Rams this year? How about A.J. McCarron?

In 2013, quarterback Kellen Clemens came off the bench for the St. Louis Rams and kept the team afloat for nine games. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t exciting, but Clemens finished the season 4-5 in relief of starting quarterback Sam Bradford. It didn’t take Clemens long to parlay that performance into a two-year deal worth $3 million from the San Diego Chargers. Clemens...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Career year was good for Clemens

Early on Friday afternoon, Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens sent out a tweet welcoming Rodger Saffold back to the team. A couple of hours later, Clemens was no longer a Ram. That’s the NFL for you. Not For Long. Clemens agreed to terms on a two-year, $3 million deal to back up Philip Rivers in San Diego. The Rams knew Clemens was drawing interest from a few other teams, but even...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Conner, Clemens get deals from Chargers

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms on two-year contracts with backup quarterback Kellen Clemens and cornerback Brandon Ghee, and signed inside linebacker Kavell Conner to a three-year contract Thursday.
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers lose familiarity with Whitehurst, gain experience with Clemens

Yesterday, Charlie Whitehurst’s tenure as a San Diego Charger ended as he signed a two year deal worth up to $8 million dollars with the Tennessee Titans. Whitehurst’s career has been defined by potential and one big win as a Seattle Seahawk that sent the team to the playoffs in 2010-11. While the NFL still isn’t sure exactly what Whitehurst is, it’s no secret the Chargers...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Agree To Terms With QB Kellen Clemens

We have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with QB Kellen Clemens. — San Diego Chargers (@chargers) March 13, 2014   ———- Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers have agreed to terms with former Rams backup QB Kellen Clemens. San Diego just lost their previous backup quarterback, Charlie Whitehurst, to the Titans after he agreed to a two-year deal. Clemens, 30, was...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Considering Their Options At Backup QB

Rams HC Jeff Fisher discussed the teams plans for their backup quarterback this offseason seeing as Kellen Clemens will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.  “Well, we’ve got Austin Davis,” Fisher said, via “I was really happy with his progress. Still there’s a possibility that we would bring Kellen back. Kellen’s an outstanding locker room guy...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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