One of the lesser talked about aspects of the Chargers playoff run last year was the consistency of the kicking game. Nick Novak and Mike Scifres were about as stable as an NFL team could ask out of their kickers. Both players are entering their mid-30′s, but should be staples on the Chargers’ roster for the next few years. With that being said, it may be worthwhile to look for...
San Diego linebacker Manti Te'o suffered a concussion late in the first half and won't return to Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
Punter Mike Scifres was also shaken up late in the first half. He has a back injury and his return is questionable.
Te'o was hurt trying to tackle running back Knowshon Moreno near the goal line. The rookie...
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January 12, 2014
The Chargers will play the second half of the game at Denver without linebacker Manti Te’o. The rookie suffered a concussion in the first half of the game.
The Chargers also may not have punter Mike Scifres, who injured his back while stopping Broncos receiver Eric Decker from returning a punt to the end zone.
First we saw New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead get nailed in the little punters. Than we saw New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen try to do something and succeeding in getting his behind handed to him. Now we have San Diego Chargers punter Mike Scifres (No. 5).From Bleacher ReportAt the start of the GIF you can see Scifres attempt to make a tackle and fail miserably. Apparently...
A lot has changed for the San Diego Chargers since they last made the postseason.
Make that almost everything.
There's a rookie coach and general manager, a new offense and 37 players on the 53-man active roster who've never been in a postseason game going into Sunday's wild-card matchup at Cincinnati, the last team to beat the Bolts.
Only seven players remain from...
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January 02, 2014
The Washington Redskins narrowly defeated the San Diego Chargers in overtime 30-24.
After the Chargers were forced to punt on their opening drive, Washington went 92 yards after punter Mike Scifres (with the help of Seyi Ajiritutu) pinned the team on the 1-yard line. Chargers linebacker Lawrence Guy kept them scoreless however when he blocked Washington’s field goal attempt. It...
Last week: 17 (-1)
Net points per drive: -0.03 (16th)
DVOA: -10.9% (24th)
Weighted DVOA: -9.7% (24th)
Tier 5: Teams many predicted to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season, but that are long shots now
C Nick Hardwick: Did not allow a pressure on 45 pass block snaps, run blocked for 23 yards on 6 attempts
CB Antoine Cason: Allowed 2 catches for 15 yards...
The Jets waived punter T.J. Conley and reportedly signed former Chargers punter Bob Malone. Newsday reported the Jets signed Malone, who punted 20 times in the preseason for the Chargers, averaging 39.9 yards net with a 44.8-yard gross. The Chargers kept veteran Mike Scifres who had only four punts in preseason. Conley punted 92 times last season with a net average of 38.8 yards...
Training camp continued at Chargers Park Friday afternoon and SDBoltReport.com's Anthony Gentile was there scouting the work. What new offensive formation had the crowd buzzing? Which defensive back created a splash? How is Mike Scifres' arm? Read on for the answers and a practice recap.
With the Bears on a four-game win streak, and the Chargers on a four-game loss streak, the outcome of Sunday's game seems pre-determined. But as the Bears fight for a playoff spot, they said over the course of the week that they aren't looking past the Chargers. Is Sunday a trap game, or will the Bears step over the Chargers on the way to the playoffs? Read on for everything...
It sounds like the Chargers intend to keep the ball out of Devin Hesters hands Sunday. But San Diego punter Mike Scifres knows thats easier said than done.