Malcom Floyd is progessing nicely for San Diego, next step is live game reps

In what’s sure to be nothing but welcoming news for San Diego Chargers fans, the seventh day of training camp allowed for one of the Chargers’ best skill position players to flourish. Malcom Floyd, who is coming off of a severe neck injury, shined brightly throughout the day on Wednesday. Per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com, “The 6-foot-5 receiver returning from a serious neck...
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Chargers RB Ryan Mathews named 8th best in NFL, Brown 28th, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

32 in 32: San Diego Chargers

32 in 32 - The wait though the off-season of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of what to expect...
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Woodhead graded as NFL’s best receiving back, looks to miss aging decline

Last offseason, Danny Woodhead’s two-year/$3.5 million contract was one of the best deals given out in free agency. With Woodhead’s production last season alone, he outplayed the total value of the contract. As a reward, the San Diego Chargers signed Woodhead to a two-year extension on Tuesday. While Woodhead has been incredible in his one year with the Chargers, and in the years...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Matthews playing last season with Chargers?

The San Diego Chargers selected running back Ryan Matthews with the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and were hoping that he would turn into a consistent player to help relieve the pressure off of Phillip Rivers. Unfortunately, he has had injury issues to go along with consistency problems that have clouded the first four seasons of his career. He seemed to figure things...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Danny Woodhead extension means for San Diego

Danny Woodhead inked a two-year extension to stay with the Chargers Tuesday afternoon. Woodhead’s initial two-year/$3.75 million dollar contract had to be one of the best bargains on the free agent market last season as he brought over 1,000 yards of total offense to the Bolts from New England in 2013. The move keeps the former Patriot in San Diego through the 2016 season. While...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers sign RB Danny Woodhead to two-year extension

The San Diego Chargers and running back Danny Woodhead have agreed on a two-year contract extension. “Danny is an integral part of our offense,” said general manager Tom Telesco. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.” Financial terms haven’t been disclosed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Backup RBs in Fantasy Football

Nowadays, it is more important than ever to have multiple RBs on both your fantasy football team, as well as your favorite NFL team. In fantasy, getting a backup RB late in drafts can be the reason you win your league. However, this is more prevalent in PPR leagues as Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles are more Wide Receiver than Running Back. On average all 3...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Chargers Offensive Starters

The 2013 Chargers saw some great success among the very talented AFC West division. They looked to up and comers, some veterans and a few resurgent players to thrive late in the season. The roster shouldn’t change too much, given the team’s play. However, change is inevitable, and there are some possibilities that are intriguing, but it seems as though repetition might be the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake Football, Real Questions (July 16th Edition)

Join a FREE The Fake Football Reader League and compete for awesome prizes!   Toby Gerhart (4.01), Bishop Sankey (4.03), or Ryan Mathews (4.05)?   Despite recent proclamations by Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich that Ryan Mathews will remain the team’s “pounder”, I find the prospect of drafting Mathews this year scarier than Pennywise the Clown. It’s not like...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: Chargers backfield won’t lack depth in 2014

On January 12th this year, while the Bolts were battling against the Broncos in freezing Mile High City conditions, Ryan Mathews found himself on the sidelines. The breakout back was a monster in 2013 finishing with 1,255 yards in the regular season, but when the Chargers needed the running game the most, they were forced to turn to Danny Woodhead. Woodhead finished with 29 yards...
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Power Rankings: San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews rated top-30 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The most important newcomers for the Chargers, is Flowers the best corner?, Will Mathews stay in S.D.?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap this week. San Diego Chargers - The five most important newcomers to the San Diego Chargers. (READ) - Flowers says he is the best corner, but is he? (READ) - Will Ryan Mathews be a Charger in 2015? (READ) - Philip Rivers has some pretty tempting Vegas odds for MVP. (READ) - Ladarius Green getting attention around...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Happy Fourth of July Chargers fans!

From cover32 San Diego, we wanted to wish all the Chargers fans out there a happy and safe Fourth of July. Hopefully you all get to spend some quality time with family and friends while enjoying an All-American lineup of food. Nothing is more American than being only 20 days away from Chargers training camp opening. And in case you need to take a little time away from the grill today...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What is the future for Ryan Mathews in San Diego?

In today’s mailbag we have a question from twitter user @Coach_JMT. We appreciate any questions, you can ask them by tweeting at us (@cover32_SD) or hashtagging #Boltup32. @cover32_SD do you envision a future for Ryan Mathews in San Diego after this season? — John Tomczak (@Coach_JMT) July 2, 2014 Thanks for the question John. It definitely is a pressing issue. As we have talked...
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Brandon Flowers agrees to one-year deal with Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, reports FOX Sports Mike Garafolo. Flowers was released by the Chiefs on June 13. Flowers, a six-year starter, had his worst season in 2013 despite making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers amassed 374...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney: I’m out to prove to everybody that I’m back

San Diego Chargers pass rusher Dwight Freeney is out to prove he still can be effective. Freeney’s first season in San Diego was cut short when he suffered a quad tendon tear during a Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys that required surgery. “I think every year I’m trying to get the same types of things out of it — being effective and helping the team win, however that...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews named top-10 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse back not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s RB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down how the Chargers will improve in the red zone during 2014

One key point of emphasis early on the for the San Diego Chargers in 2014 has been improvement in the red zone. While the Chargers were the fifth best offense in the league in terms of total yards, the team was only the 12th best scoring offense. Additionally, the offense ranked 23rd in red zone touchdown percentage at 51.52 percent. The team found the endzone only about half the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five quick hits: Update from San Diego OTAs

With the overemphasis on every event in the sensationalized NFL season, OTAs are now becoming a bigger story than ever. NFL media and fans have gone as far as criticizing Johnny Manziel for throwing incompletions at OTAs. It’s rather remarkable a rookie throwing poorly in his first practices, something that has happened throughout NFL history, is such a story. However, relevance...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews named a top-10 RB in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three reasons that Jason Verrett is a perfect fit with the Chargers

The San Diego Chargers were looking for some defensive back help in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they were able to grab a very good player with their 25th overall pick. San Diego drafted TCU cornerback Jason Verrett, and they are very excited about the potential that he has for the future. There are three reasons that Verrett will be a great fit and was a perfect pick at No. 25 for San...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Mathews and Woodhead entering last year of deals, a late-round back may help

The San Diego Chargers will enter the 2014 season with an interesting situation in their backfield. The results of 2014 themselves won’t necessarily be interesting, but what this year may mean for the 2015 offseason is more intriguing. San Diego signed running back Donald Brown to a three-year/$10.5 million contract during the offseason, in a strange move during a time no team...
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May 01, 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

Tom Telesco: Ryan Mathews is still our “bell cow”

The Chargers bucked the recent trends with running backs by signing Donald Brown to a three-year, $10.4 million deal shortly after the start of free agency last week. The urgency of the move suggests that Telesco has fond memories of Brown from their shared time with the Colts and raised questions about how tied the Chargers are to Ryan Mathews as their lead runner. During an interview...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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