Key to better secondary in ’14 could be two Charger defensive backs coming off injuries

One player is 23. The other player is 24. The younger has played all of zero NFL games, while the elder statesman has a whopping four games of experience at the pro level. The last time either player played a competitive game of football, Norv Turner was coaching the Bolts and A.J. Smith sat in the general manager’s box at Qualcomm Stadium. And even though these two young men have...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Five predictions for the Chargers draft

Well, the time has finally come for the reality T.V. spectacle that is the NFL Draft. For some of us, we have been waiting for this day every since the clock struck zero in mid-January. For others, the additional two weeks prior to the draft has made the process seem intolerable. These folks are ready for it to be over and training camp to begin, but as Chargers fans, this could...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

In final mock draft, Bolts trade back with the Jaguars

In the extra two week period, making the draft process damn-near unbearable, we have actually seen some developments directly relevant to the Chargers. The Bolts would love a premier cornerback; we all know that. Of late, however, Darqueze Dennard, Justin Gilbert, and now even Kyle Fuller are soaring up draft boards to the point where San Diego would be lucky to get any of these...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

With a strong roster in place, Bolts can let the draft come to them

During the NFL Draft, players are going to rise up draft boards and some are going to fall. It’s all a part of the draft process. In the weeks leading up to the draft, media reports will come out suggesting which players will be the ones to do so, but most of it will be noise. Throughout draft history, taking advantage of falling players has worked out more favorably than reaching...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class After Year One

Chargers' GM Tom Telesco's first NFL draft after the dismissal of long-time GM A.J. Smith was, indeed, interesting. San Diego fans watched with baited breath to see how Telesco would rebuild the team that A.J. decimated by letting go many exceptional players such as Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson, and Shaun Phillips, to name a few, and rendering the Chargers of seasons past...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | San Diego Chargers

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - DJ Fluker OT, Alabama  Analysis – Fluker started 15 of 16 games and was an absolute road grader.  His run blocking lead Ryan Mathews to have the best season of his career and his pass...
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January 22, 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

Johnson inactive for Chargers vs Broncos

Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson is inactive against the Denver Broncos because of a hamstring injury. Rookie Tourek Williams is taking his spot in the starting lineup Sunday. Also inactive for the Chargers are quarterback Brad Sorensen, wide receiver-returner Lavelle Hawkins, safety Brandon Taylor, tackles Mike Remmers and Nick Becton and guard-tackle Stephen Schilling...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The New Bolts Are Super Charged In San Diego

The San Diego Chargers had another disappointing 7-9 season in 2012, and long-time head coach Norv Turner paid for it finally after spending year after year on the hot seat.Now with Mike McCoy as the head coach, here is the draft class he has to work with for his first season on the job.San Diego Chargers Rookie Class Of 2013Draft Picks1st Round: D.J. Fluker – Offensive Tackle2nd...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te'o signs with Chargers

Manti Te'o is one of four draft picks who've signed contracts with the San Diego Chargers. Te'o, the linebacker from Notre Dame, was picked by the Chargers in the second round. Also signing four-year deals Thursday were third-round pick Keenan Allen, a wide receiver from California; sixth-rounder Tourek Williams, an outside linebacker from Florida International; and...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers sign Manti Te’o, Keenan Allen and a few other picks

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers signed linebacker Manti Te’o, wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Tourek Williams and quarterback Brad Sorensen. Even though Steve Williams and D.J. Fluker aren’t signed, they will participate in this weekend’s rookie mini camp.   Need NFL Tickets?
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: San Diego Chargers

First Round: D.J. Fluker, OT/G, Alabama I've been mocking this pick for over a month, which makes me pretty happy, but I still don't like the pick. Fluker is an athletic freak who has tons of potential, but I don't think he'll ever be a great player in this league. He's also only a RT prospect, I really don't think he can protect the blindeside which...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the AFC West

  For 3/4 of the AFC West, the mission for the draft was simple: try and catch up to the Broncos. Meanwhile, Denver had quite a different goal, as they're looking to make it to the Super Bowl with a very talented roster and an aging quarterback.  Did the AFC West as a whole have a strong draft class? Did the Broncos find the talent they need to get them to the next...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Grading The AFC West selections

Denver BroncosPlayers selected: Round 1, Pick 28, Sylester Williams, DT, North CarolinaRound 2, Pick 26, Montee Ball, RB, WisconsinRound 3, Pick 90, Kayvon Webster, CB, South FloridaRound 5, Pick 146, Quanterus Smith, DE, Western KentuckyRound 5, Pick 161, Tavarres King, WR, GeorgiaRound 6, Pick 173, Vinston Painter, OT, Viginia TechRound 7, Pick 234, Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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