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CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chargers hire ex-49ers coach Nolan as linebackers coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have hired former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan as linebackers coach. Nolan most recently had been the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator. He replaces Joe Barry, who was hired as Washington's defensive coordinator. Nolan coached the 49ers from 2005 until being fired after a 2-5 start in 2008. Overall the 49ers were 18-37 under Nolan...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL official Steeg on San Diego's stadium advisory group

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Former NFL executive Jim Steeg is among nine civic leaders appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to an advisory group tasked with devising a plan for a new stadium to keep the Chargers in San Diego. Steeg was in charge of running the Super Bowl for 26 years before spending five years as an executive with the Chargers. He's now a consultant to various sports entities...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This San Diego Chargers fan from Twitter is too sexy for words

#Chargers @MichaelaVedra24 pic.twitter.com/CEzjeMSGVV — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 25, 2015 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This San Diego Chargers fan from Twitter is too sexy for words San Diego Chargers have possible epic e-mail gaffe in regards to new coach hire How many pieces do the San Diego Chargers need to get to the Super Bowl?
Via cover32 - Chargers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Eric Weddle: Fear the Beard, Respect the Player

To say Eric Weddle has fun with the game of football would be an understatement. Just look at his preparations for the 2015 Pro Bowl.During a practice a few days before the game a mic'd up Weddle had a blast interacting with his teammates. He challenged Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews to a long throw contest and got hilariously indignant with another player who mistakenly...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers have possibly epic e-mail gaffe in regards to new coach hire

At 12:25 p.m. MST I received an e-mail from the San Diego Chargers with the following title: “NEWS RELEASE: Chargers hire Mike Nolan to coach linebackers” One minute later, this e-mail came in from the team: “Yoffe, Scott would like to recall the message, “NEWS RELEASE: Chargers hire Mike Nolan to coach linebackers”.” Yoffe is the Assistant Director of Public Relations...
Via cover32 - Chargers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: San Diego Chargers

After enjoying a resurgent season under the short, efficient passing attack of Ken Whisenhunt in 2013 Chargers QB saw a regression in his output across the board. Again, Rivers’ numbers are nothing to scoff at but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the change in philosophy produced a dip in completion percentage (down three points to 66.5%) and a rise in interceptions (up seven...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It Don’t Really Happen That Way At All

Remember when we were 5-1 and playing at home against Kansas City?  Antonio Gates claimed after the season that this was the loss that hurt the most.  Brandon Flowers made sure that he played this game against his former team and it was on this hit on Charles that he knocked himself out for the Denver game that followed.  It’s been a almost a month since the Chargers crapped...
Via Justice is Coming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How many pieces do the San Diego Chargers need to get to the Super Bowl?

This week a team the San Diego Chargers beat earlier this year, the Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and some people (present company included) predicted they would play in this year’s big game. But what about the Chargers and the rest of the NFL? Should we just assume...
Via cover32 - Chargers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Safety Eric Weddle Yelling at ESPN's Mike Tirico During Pro Bowl Practice

Reporters are not always very popular among football players. The players know that reporters have a job to do as well, but that does not mean they have to like what some of them do or say. It also doesn't mean they have to make things easy on them either.During practice for the Pro Bowl, Chargers safety Eric Weddle spied ESPN's Mike Tirico conducting an interview and thought he...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Branden Oliver is a Surprise Impact Player

Entering the 2014 season running backs Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown were all expected to carry the ball more than #43 Oliver. He didn’t sign his three year deal with the football club until the month of May and did not suit up for the team’s first two games. But after Mathews went down Week 2 versus the Seahawks (sprained MCL), Woodhead was lost for the season...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun With San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers  quarterback Philip Rivers went from having an MVP type season to one that ended with his team on the outside looking in once again. Of course the way the season ended for the Chargers is not entirely his fault, but when it comes to the rise and fall of a team next to the head coach the quarterback gets the most blame and/or credit.One of the great things about...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Colts drafted Ryan Leaf?

It was the greatest question in draft history: take the sure thing in Tennessee’s Peyton Manning, or the unfathomable physical talent in Washington State’s Ryan Leaf? The Colts, picking first, decided not to take any chances and nabbed Manning. I don’t think they have any regrets. The Chargers, meanwhile, desperate to secure either one of the quarterbacks, traded a king...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Verdict Is In: Flowers, Dunlap Top Priorities for Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have several starters set to hit free agency, but none may be more important than cornerback Brandon Flowers and left tackle King Dunlap.The Chargers turned a weakness into a strength in 2014. After receiving the third-worst pass coverage grade (-47.6) in 2013, the team ranked fourth-best in pass defense this season. Luring Flowers over on a one-year deal after...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Jets, Raiders, & Ravens

Broncos Jeff Legwold reports that the Broncos are still hoping the Bengals change their minds and allow DBs coach Vance Joseph to take their defensive coordinator job. According to Legwold, Denver is moving forward and doing work on other potential candidates for the position. Chargers CFL DB Delvin Breaux visited the San Diego Chargers this week. (Aaron Wilson) Jets...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Three New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Following their second consecutive 9-7 season (however, sadly, this year did not culminate in a postseason appearance), the Chargers are poised on the precipice of potential prodigiousness with a few, hopefully minor and easy to achieve, tweaks. Key draft picks coupled with some free-agent signings (such as the recently-acquired WR Austin Pettis from the Rams to add depth to a young...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers - Unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Among NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists; Ty Law Left Out

A former New England Patriot is one of three players who could enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of elibility. Another former Patriot wasn’t so lucky. Linebacker Junior Seau, quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive lineman Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, the league announced Thursday night...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family lashes out at NFL

Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports will air a segment on Tuesday that focuses on Junior Seau’s family and their thoughts on how the National Football League has responded to calls for it to take on more responsibility relating to concussions and head injuries of former players. In the segment, Seau’s ex-wife talked about how her late husband would react to the injuries that he suffered...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Philip Rivers’ time has run its course

Enough is enough! The city of San Diego needs someone that isn’t afraid to take responsibility for a loss, and is ready to lead this team so desperate for a Super Bowl appearance. After a long and grueling season, the San Diego Chargers were unable to do whatever it took to make the final push into the postseason. A disappointing 19-7 loss left Charger fans in utter disbelief...
Via isportsweb.com
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Manti Te'o is sick of the fake girlfriend jokes

Manti Te’o is basically only known for two things of which only one of them is ripe for joke-telling. The first thing that most sports fans know about Te’o is that he’s a suitable linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. The second thing is that he used to have a fake girlfriend. Guess which one Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Te’o to people making fun of fake girlfriend: ‘Find a new joke’

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te’o has spent his first two years in the NFL letting his play on the field do the talking—attempting to put the Lennay Kekua “catfish” scam behind him. But his opponents haven’t forgotten about it. San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis reportedly heckled Te’o about it during Saturday night’s game between the two teams...
Via The Sports Daily
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

For those of you who were wondering if Manti Te’o still catches flak for the whole fake girlfriend fiasco from nearly two years ago, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has your answer. A day after the San Diego Chargers defeated the Niners, Davis revealed that he asked Te’o about his fake girlfriend during the game. He claims the former Notre Dame star “snapped.”  
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Philip Rivers playing through painful back injury

Philip Rivers is playing through a pretty significant back injury, according to a report. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday that Rivers has a bulging disk in his back that is on the verge of being herniated, yet the quarterback is still playing for the Chargers. The issue began to bother Rivers three weeks ago but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos critical of Philip Rivers' attitude on the field

The Denver Broncos can wrap up the AFC West title and a playoff spot Sunday afternoon against the division-rival San Diego Chargers. As is the case with most teams around the NFL, it appears that the Broncos don’t like Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (via the Denver Post). A lot of quarterbacks usually don’t say much, but he’ll talk,” future hall of Famer DeMarcus...
Via Sportsnaut
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL relocation to Los Angeles is gaining steam

We have read the reports. We have heard politicians talk about the likelihood. Heck, we have even started to hear key owners step up in support of the idea. And considering that multiple owners meetings took place in November, some with the likely focus on relocation, the idea of a NFL team moving to Los Angeles has been put on the front burner, at least privately. Now comes this...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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