Dolphins Would Like To Re-Sign DE Olivier Vernon, But He Won’t Offer Them A Discount

Dolphins impending free agent DE Olivier Vernon made it clear that he won’t be offering the team a hometown discount this offseason. “I only get one shot [at free agency], so I’m not [doing] a hometown discount,” Vernon said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “I want to help bring [the Dolphins] back to something relevant” but “if it entails going somewhere else...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Hyde Destined for Breakout 2015 Season for San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 20: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball ahead of defensive end Kendall Reyes #91 of the San Diego Chargers in the second half at Levi’s Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Out of all the players the San Francisco 49ers lost to free agency or retirements this off...
Via The Sports Journal
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Next Step Spotlight: Chargers DE Kendall Reyes

Responding to adversary.It's a telling sign about a player’s progression in the NFL. Facing that line in the sand that separates growth and development from stagnant and mediocrity. It is a hurdle that constantly stands in the way of an athlete as an everyday challenge that needs to be answered.Perhaps no other player on the Chargers' roster has a bigger mountain of adversary to...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Hangover: QB Review, Fantasy Talk, and D-Line Battles

Can DE Darius Philon Take Over For a Struggling Reyes? - @Matthew_Pagels“In his rookie year, Kendall Reyes made a big impact and looked to be a star in the making. Almost three years later, Reyes is on the verge of losing his starting job..”Rookie Value: Can Chargers' Gordon Be a Top Fantasy RB? - @Nick_Dilo“It shouldn't be hard to pick the San Diego Chargers' top rookie in...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Can DE Darius Philon Take Over For a Struggling Reyes?

In his rookie year, Kendall Reyes made a big impact and looked to be a star in the making. Almost three years later, Reyes is on the verge of losing his starting job.Ironically, 2015 sixth-rounder Darius Philon could play the same role Reyes did in 2012: an under-the-radar player who pushes for playing time and eventually becomes the starter. It might not even take that long for...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

What to watch Sunday!? Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers Preview

Seahawks Really Should Go 2-0 The NFL Season marches on and your 2014 Seattle Seahawks look to start the year a perfect 2-0 this Sunday as they travel to sunny San Diego to face the Chargers. Despite a score that on the surface says the Seahawks trounced the Green Bay Packers, I felt the Seahawks had plenty of room for improvement last week. That said, here’s five matchups I...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 10 defensive ends in the draft: Chargers could add a pass rusher late

The defensive end in the 3-4 defense goes a bit unnoticed compared to the role the position plays in the traditional 4-3. In a 3-4, these players have to eat up blockers on certain plays in order for the OLB to have an easier time rushing the passer, while other times the defensive end needs to tee off on the quarterback. The Chargers are equipped with two pretty darn good 3-4 defensive...
Via cover32 - Chargers
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Free Agent Defensive linemen: Could Raji replace Cam Thomas?

One of lesser addressed points of the 2013 season in San Diego was the unmet expectations of Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes to develop into a dominate tandem. While Liuget had a good season, some would say Reyes had a disappointing year. I, however, am not one of those people. In a 3-4 defense, the defensive ends are some of the lesser appreciated players on the field, and I think...
Via cover32 - Chargers
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday’s Mock: Chargers seek next Jamal Williams at NT

The NFL draft this year is loaded with talented defensive lineman. While Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes are hopefully becoming staples at defensive end, the Chargers have questions at the all-important nose tackle position. Cam Thomas is expected to become an unrestricted free agent in March. The Chargers ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in 2013 in both sacks and forced fumbles...
Via cover32 - Chargers
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reasons to trust defensive coordinator, John Pagano

During a surprisingly successful season for the San Diego Chargers, one of the things that did not go well was the overall play of the defense. The Chargers ranked 23rd in the league in yards allowed this season, but only 11th in points allowed. That doesn’t tell the whole story, as Football Outsiders’ DVOA, evaluating efficiency on a play-by-play basis had San Diego 32nd in...
Via cover32 - Chargers
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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