5 storylines to watch for in the Chargers vs. Seahawks game Sunday

Here are five storylines we will be watching on Sunday as the San Diego Chargers take on the reigning Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. 1. Who’s watching Russell Wilson? The Chargers did not do it against the Seahawks in the second game of the preseason, probably because they didn’t want to tip their hand, but the Chargers will need to have a “QB Spy” watching the mobile...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: San Diego Chargers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Denver Broncos draft. That article can be found here: Next up in the AFC West is the San Diego Chargers. Heading into the 2011 draft, the Chargers were a deteriorating unit. A defense...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Underrated Players Ready to Surprise the NFL

Underrated players that are poised to make their mark are everywhere around the NFL. They pop out each season and work to make their names known. Last season, King Dunlap, Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead were a few of those players on the San Diego Chargers, but who are those “players” this season? SS Marcus Gilchrist- As a nickel CB before 2013, Gilchrist was converted into...
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June 02, 2014  |  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

With the draft finished, which San Diego Charger is likely to get an extension?

The weeks following the NFL Draft are usually the most dead period of the NFL season. The day-to-day news cycle runs slow with minimal things that actually deserve reporting. Occasionally members of front offices around the league will turn this time of year into extension season, shifting focus from the draft to players currently on the roster. Teams like the Seattle Seahawks got...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolts should follow simple rule in first round of NFL Draft

It’s no secret the San Diego Chargers are in need of a cornerback. For the first half of 2013, San Diego’s secondary struggled mightily. While the latter portion of the season saw improvement with Marcus Gilchrist seeing more time at nickelback and the stabilizing play of Shareece Wright, the Chargers still need a shut-down corner by the start of 2014. Holding the No. 25 selection...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 5 Free Agents They Should Target

The San Diego Chargers are fresh off a run that saw them bow out of the playoffs in the Divisional Round. Although a talented team, the Chargers are also a team that has a lot of holes on their roster.The team can only do so much to improve through the Draft, so some holes are going to need to be plugged via free agency.Here are five free agents that San Diego absolutely has to make...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Draft Series, Part 1

  Kyle Caplinger San Diego Chargers Writer   Intro Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America In previous articles, this writer has claimed that the Chargers are a team on the cusp of greatness. They have several tools, which they can build around and continue to improve on in the years to come. They possess a quarterback that still has life left, some young offensive weapons and...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2013 defensive honors for the San Diego Chargers

The 2013-14 season for the San Diego Chargers was one that was filled with surpassed expectations.  Not many expected the Chargers to make a playoff run, and even though their season ended on Sunday evening at the hands of the division rival Denver Broncos, this was still a season to look back on with great pleasure. With that said, let’s honor the best that the Chargers had to...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paint Chips Fly When Two Chargers Players Collide

The San Diego Chargers were not going to go quietly in to the night Sunday even though the Denver Broncos were widely expected to win. Had the offense woken up prior to the fourth quarter who knows what may have happened. Up to that point though it was the defense that kept the Bolts in the game.Those guys played so hard that when they missed hitting Wes Welker and his huge helmet...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brutal collision between two Chargers sends shards of helmet flying

A brutal collision between Chargers defenders Marcus Gilchrist and Reggie Walker during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s divisional matchup between San Diego and Denver resulted in a destroyed helmet and a scary injury. As you can see in the GIF above, Gilchrist and Walker collided helmet-to-helmet and pieces of Gilchrist’s lid went flying everywhere upon impact. Gilchrist was...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#16)

Last week: 19 (+3) Record: 5-6 You could argue the Chargers have a better offense this year than the Broncos. They are moving the chains at an 82% rate, as opposed to 81% for the Broncos, who now rank 3rd behind San Diego and New Orleans. Philip Rivers is having a career year in terms of quarterback rating, completing 70.8% of his passes for an average of 8.52 YPA, 22 touchdowns...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 2013 Week 8 NFL Power Rankings (#17)

Last week: 21 (-4) Record: 4-3 An 18 point win in Jacksonville doesn’t sound that impressive, but this is a franchise used to letdown games after big wins in the Norv Turner era. They had one this year in new Head Coach Mike McCoy, losing in Oakland after beating Dallas, but they avoided it in a big way last week. They are still moving the chains at an incredible rate offensively...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego wins 24-6 against hapless Jacksonville team

The San Diego Chargers played a safe game avoiding mistakes and making a few big plays and ended up with a big 24-6 win over the 0-7 Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike McCoy's team now has a winning record for the first time this season. This was total domination of a bad football team by the San Diego Chargers. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-7 for a reason and "coaching"...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Football IDP Sleepers

It is time to take a peek at a few 2013 Fantasy Football IDP Sleepers. There are a number of guys who I value much higher than most. Make sure to check in on the rest of my IDP Coverage: Three Tips in the Dark Art of IDP Fantasy Football 2013 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings   2013 Fantasy Football IDP Sleepers DL Chandler Jones, New England Patriots: It was a great start to the season...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Woodhead, Marcus Gilchrist also out of Chargers’ preseason game

Via the U-T San Diego’s Michael Gehlken, running back Danny Woodhead and and cornerback/fill-in strong safety Marcus Gilchrist will also miss San Diego Chargers’  preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Gilchrist will be sitting out due to a hamstring issue and will be replaced in the game by Darrell Stuckey. Woodhead has been held out of practice since Friday with an unknown...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers sign rookie S Tony Burnett

The San Diego Chargers have signed undrafted rookie safety Tony Burnett, the team announced on Tuesday. The corresponding move sees the team waiving injured rookie cornerback Kenny Okoro and quarterback Mike Hermann. Burnett worked out for the team after he went undrafted but was ultimately unsigned. He spent his collegiate years at Southern Cal. The move comes out of need for depth...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Gilchrist’s transition to safety going has been “outstanding”

Going into training camp, the San Diego Chargers have been using cornerback Marcus Gilchrist to fill in at strong safety while Brandon Taylor rehabs a torn ACL. According to his defensive coordinator, John Pagano, Gilchrist has been doing much better than just filling in. On an interview with Darren Smith on the Mighty 1090, Pagano says Gilchrist’s “transformation to safety has...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (#17)

Last week: 17 (+0) Record: 4-6 I think it’s time for the Chargers to go on their annual late season run. Unfortunately, just like the last 2 seasons, probably all this late season run is going to end up doing is saving Norv Turner’s and AJ Smith’s job and not actually help them make the playoffs. This week, they play Baltimore, who is overrated and generally struggles on the...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Chargers Soar with Another Eagle?

The Chargers, yet again, need help at corner. Antoine Cason and Marcus Gilchrist were benched at points last year, while Quentin Jammer will soon move to safety. One option is taking a mid-round flier on Donnie Fletcher; the physical DB from BC helps us explore that idea in this exclusive interview.
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Be Thankful: Chargers Blackout Lifted

Be thankful on Sunday, too. The San Diego Chargers announced Thursday their local blackout has been lifted, allowing Sunday afternoon's game against the Denver Broncos to be televised live in Southern California. The 1:15 p.m. contest will air in San Diego on KFMB-TV with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts commentating from the booth. Another reason to give thanks: outside linebacker Shaun...
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November 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Several key Chargers miss practice (AP)

The San Diego Chargers remain without several key players as they prepare to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Missing Thursday's practice were wide receiver Malcom Floyd (hip), nose tackle Antonio Garay (hip), outside linebacker Shaun Phillips, right guard Louis Vasquez (ankle), left tackle Marcus McNeill (stinger), reserve guard Tyronne Green (hand) and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Chargers go back to the schoolyard on punt return

Heading into last night's game, the Chargers knew they had to be creative when facing Shane Lechler. Oakland's punter leads the league in yards per punt, giving the Raiders a reliable weapon on special teams. To combat that, the Chargers were aggressive early, running a trick play on the very first punt. They went back to the schoolyard for this one, and it worked. The lateral...
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November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Analysis: Chargers Undo Mistake

There is no sugarcoating what happened three weeks ago. Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason was overmatched in the red zone against 6-foot-5 wide receiver Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets. He gave up three touchdowns inside the 10-yard line. He also missed an open-field tackle early in the game on a screen catch. No sugarcoating his struggles. And no sense to how they were handled...
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November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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