Chargers waive NT Byron Jerideau

The Chargers are down to two nose tackles. On Tuesday, the team waived Byron Jerideau, trimming 334 pounds from a position that already looked light. San Diego is expected to add at least one rookie nose tackle in the next month, as Sean Lissemore and Kwame Geathers are the only ones on the roster. Jerideau, 24, did not play last season. He was signed in late April as an undrafted...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 DT’s in the draft: Will the Chargers replace Thomas or stick with Lissemore?

The most predominant theme of the offseason for the Chargers has been “how can we improve our defense?”. While the stats will show the most logical area of improvement is the secondary — and all Chargers fans have surely spoken of the need at corner — the nose tackle position in the 3-4 defense is the singular position that can completely change a defense. Remember the dominant...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of New Steelers NT Cam Thomas

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, an evaluation of nose tackle Cam Thomas. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched four games of Thomas in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Snaps at Zero or One Tech Three Tech Five Tech 3-4 4-3 Subpackage Goal Line Post-Snap Run Pass Started with Week One...
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March 23, 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...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Free Agency: Cam Thomas

It was an up-and-down year for Cam Thomas. He began the season atop the depth chart for the first time in his career, was eventually supplanted by Sean Lissemore, then finished the season strong playing second string. He will become a free agent in March and the Chargers must decide if Thomas is part of the future on the defensive line.
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

CB Newman inactive for Bengals vs Chargers

Cornerback Terence Newman is inactive for the Bengals' playoff game against the Chargers because of a knee injury, the fourth straight game he's missed. Adam ''Pacman'' Jones is starting in his place again Sunday. The Bengals' defense finished the season ranked No. 3 in the NFL despite missing its two starting cornerbacks in Newman and Leon Hall, out...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews misses practice on Wednesday

As the San Diego Chargers prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals in their first playoff game in four years, running back Ryan Mathews missed practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. Mathews missed practice time last week too but racked up 144 yards in the Chargers win versus Kansas City on Sunday to earn the team’s playoff bid. He is expected to play this week as well. If Mathews...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Lissemore has overtaken Chargers veteran at nose tackle

A contract year for Cam Thomas with the Chargers could be the last year. That is the direction, anyway, the situation appears ahead. The fourth-year veteran nose tackle has been replaced in San Diego's starting lineup, Sean Lissemore getting the nod Sunday versus the Giants. Lissemore joined the Chargers on a September trade with the Cowboys for a conditional draft pick, and...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cam Thomas has lost his starting job with the Chargers

    According to Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego, Cam Thomas has lost his starting role as the San Diego Chargers’ starting nose tackle. To clarify, Gehlken says it’s not a benching. Defensive coordinator John Pagano just wants Sean Lissemore to play more. Also because Thomas was the nose tackle on the line that gave the Bengals 35 yards on...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

RG3 Throws Weirdest Pick-6 Ever

Pinned back at the Redskins' one-yard line at FedEx Field on Sunday, Robert Griffin III (somehow) threw this pinball pass that landed in the hands of defensive end Sean Lissemore in the end zone, resulting in a Chargers touchdown: RG3 and the 'Skins can shake off that crazy play though, as they were able to beat the Chargers 30-24. Thigh Five: @BuzzFeedSports...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington plows through the Chargers in overtime to win 30-24

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...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Sean Lissemore scores crazy pick-six touchdown on deflected RGIII pass

San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Sean Lissemore scored a pick six after intercepting a deflected RGIII pass in the end zone.
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers score fat guy TD on RG3 interception

Robert Griffin III got intercepted by the Chargers’ Sean Lissemore during Sunday’s game at FedEx field. The int resulted in a bizarre score for San Diego, who is up 14-7 on Washington at the half.  
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin throws INT in endzone for Chargers TD

The San Diego Chargers were the beneficiaries of a Robert Griffin interception on Sunday. Griffin was in his own redzone when he attempted to throw a pass down field, it was batted a few times and eventually caught by a member of the Chargers defense. Often then batted balls simply fall to the ground by props to Sean Lissemore for this catch and score. The result was a touchdown...
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

RGIII Throws 0-Yard Pick Six

D.C. and national media continue to try the tear down the RGIII phenomenon that they helped build up. No doubt they’ll use the pick six that Griffin threw in his own end zone in the second quarter against the Chargers. The ball was batted down at the line and caught by Sean Lissemore for the opening score of the game. At least Kirk Cousins makes defenders earn their pick-sixes!
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Te'o sees 'progress,' to sit Sunday

Two San Diego Chargers players didn't practice on Thursday in the team's preparations for the Philadelphia Eagles. One of them will play Sunday; the other isn't expected to be ready. Linebacker Manti Te'o is a longshot to be in uniform. ''He is going to start Week 7,'' teammate Donald Butler joked. The team's second-round pick from Notre Dame...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers acquire Lissemore in trade with Cowboys

The San Diego Chargers have traded a 2015 conditional seventh-round draft pick to the Dallas Cowboys for defensive tackle Sean Lissemore. Also on Sunday, the Chargers claimed defensive lineman Drake Nevis from the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Terrell Manning from the Green Bay Packers. General manager Tom Telesco says the moves are to bolster the team's depth. To make...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys Place DT Jay Ratliff On PUP List

The Dallas Cowboys placed veteran DT Jay Ratliff on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday. There was hope that Ratliff would be able to return from a hamstring injury in time for the team’s Week 1 match up against the Giants, but that unfortunately wasn’t the case. Ratliff, 31, has been sitting out of the team’s training camp practices and won’t be eligible to play until Week 7...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Why Defensive Line Is Not A Problem

I just don't understand this obsession.I keep seeing the Cowboys taking defensive linemen in mock drafts, and it makes no sense.I think part of it is that even the experts don't realize what the Cowboys were doing wrong in their 3-4.Defensive linemen aren't meant to be penetrators in the 3-4; they're basically just big blockers that clear the way for the linebackers...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Three New Heroes That Will Help Win The East

Over the course of this season the Dallas Cowboys have had to patch up and do running repairs, in many positions. This has caused players to move around and play in positions they are unaccustomed to. The adjustments they've made have helped the team to its current position, a tie at the top of the NFC East and in control of their playoff destiny.Here are three of the unsung...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliff surgery not yet season-ending

IRVING, Texas Nose tackle Jay Ratliff underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan, adding that the club has not yet decided if the four-time Pro Bowler's injury is season-ending. "We're not sure of that,'' Jones said, while acknowledging that a standard recovery period...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Defense claws out a result with 3rd down sacks

The defense can certainly be proud of making some key plays at key moments on Sunday. As we constantly discuss in this space, at the end of the season, the NFL standings do not ask "how?", but rather they ask "how many?" in terms of the number of wins a team accumulated rather than the way they went about doing so. Sunday was a very courageous result for the...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys without RB Murray for 4th game in row

The Dallas Cowboys will be without running back DeMarco Murray for the fourth consecutive game. Murray (sprained right foot) was listed out for Sunday's game at Philadelphia when the Cowboys released the injury report Friday. Center Phil Costa (ankle) and defensive tackle Sean Lissemore (ankle) will also miss another game. Linebacker Dan Connor was listed as doubtful after...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys without RB DeMarco Murray again

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys will be without running back DeMarco Murray for the fourth consecutive game. Murray (sprained right foot) was listed out for Sunday's game at Philadelphia when the Cowboys released the injury report Friday. Center Phil Costa (ankle) and defensive tackle Sean Lissemore (ankle) will also miss another game. Linebacker Dan Connor was listed...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys defense improves through surrounding cast

Jason Garrett teaches many philosophies through his coaching. One of the premier statements believed in by Garrett is that the team is only as good as its weakest link. For the offensive line, that is a problem. For the special teams, that also looks like a troubling sign. In recent years, that has also been a major issue for the defense. Whether is was the secondary, the linebacking...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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