2016 Chargers positional outlook: Outside linebackers

As we inch closer and closer to the beginning of training camp, we continue our series looking at each positional unit of the San Diego Chargers, dissecting how things will look heading into camp. Of course, camp is there for players to move up the depth chart, so this may not be how things turn […] 2016 Chargers positional outlook: Outside linebackers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat ...
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4 hours ago

POLL: Is Mike McCoy on the "hot seat"?

The San Diego Chargers Head Coach likely won't have much time to prove himself valuable of a contract extension this season, but he has a lot going in his favor. In July of 2016, it is easy for things to get lost in the shuffle for San Diego Chargers fans. Currently, the team is battling local politicians to try and get support on a ballot measure for a new downtown stadium and battling...
Via Bolts From The Blue
12 hours ago

Bold predictions for the Chargers: No. 8

We’re eight days away from training camp, so now it’s time for our eighth bold prediction for the San Diego Chargers. Bold Prediction No. 8: Joey Bosa will win Defensive Rookie of the Year Yeah, Matt, make a bold prediction for a guy who’s technically not even on the team yet. Real smart, bro (does this […] Bold predictions for the Chargers: No. 8 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat...
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23 hours ago

PFF: Chargers have 14th ranked secondary

According to the guys over at PFF, the Chargers have the 14th ranked secondary. Continuing the rundown of position group rankings from Pro Football Focus, today we hit the secondary. With CB @J_No24 now suiting up for the #Redskins, the #Panthers own the NFL's worst secondary.Full 1–32 ranking: — Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 14, 2016 They...
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1 day ago

Chargers 2016 stat projections: Jason Verrett

It’s been a bit since we’ve projected the stats of a Chargers player for the 2016 season, so let’s get back into the swing of things by taking a look at one of the best young cornerbacks in the league today, Jason Verrett. Verrett will be entering his third season with the team, and is […] Chargers 2016 stat projections: Jason Verrett - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego...
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1 day ago

Chargers open camp amid uncertainty over franchise's future

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers are still in San Diego, at least for this season. Beyond that is anyone's guess as the team opens training camp in preparation for what could be the most pivotal season in its history. After getting rebuffed by fellow NFL owners on moving to an industrial suburb of Los Angeles along with the Rams, chairman Dean Spanos committed to San Diego at least...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers open camp July 30

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-12)OPEN CAMP: July 30, San DiegoLAST YEAR: Chargers finished 4-12, their worst record in 12 seasons, including being swept in AFC West, as ownership angered fan base with failed attempt to move to Los Angeles. First-round pick Melvin Gordon failed to score touchdown or have 100-yard game, mostly due to ineffective offensive line. Despite missing playoffs for...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-12) OPEN CAMP: July 30, San Diego LAST YEAR: Chargers finished 4-12, their worst record in 12 seasons, including being swept in AFC West, as ownership angered fan base with failed attempt to move to Los Angeles. First-round pick Melvin Gordon failed to score touchdown or have 100-yard game, mostly due to ineffective offensive line. Despite missing playoffs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Chargers once committed 11 turnovers in one game

Occasionally during the dead points of this offseason, we’ll look back at some of the quirks, highlights, lowlights and follies from recent years. Today, we relive the time the Chargers looked drunk against Green Bay. The San Diego Chargers can’t blame it on the weather. After all, this was a September game at San Diego Stadium. And they can’t blame it on the opponent. This...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the San Diego Chargers make the playoffs?

The 2015 campaign for the San Diego Chargers was absolutely abysmal with their 4-12 record, the third worst in the league. It was a season derailed by untimely injuries to key players as well as bad play all around on both sides of the ball. 2016 is a new year, and the Chargers are looking to bounce back and actually compete with new additions to their roster and returning players...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Running Back Melvin Gordon Shows Off His Healthy Knee in Agility Drill Video

San Diego Chargers second-year running back Melvin Gordon suffered a misfortune during his rookie year. During Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins, he injured his knee and had to sit out the rest of the year. Gordon played 14 games, ran for only 641 yards and had zero touchdowns that season. RELATED: With Impressive Footwork Video, All-Pro Wide Receiver Andre Johnson Proves He...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers move forward with plan for new stadium

After meeting their quota for petition signatures, the San Diego Chargers are finally moving forward with their effort to get a new stadium in downtown San Diego. The team announced on Saturday that the issue would indeed be on November’s ballot. If all goes as planned, the Chargers will be staying in San Diego rather than making the move to Los Angeles. If the Chargers were to...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers stadium vote will be on November’s ballot

The San Diego Chargers potential departure from the southernmost California city may not be as imminent as we thought. The team announced this weekend that an initiative to approve taxpayer money for a new stadium in San Diego received enough signatures to be put on November’s ballot. “The entire Chargers organization is grateful to all of those who helped qualify our initiative...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Court decision could impact stadium efforts in San Diego

A decision from the California Supreme Court this week could have a direct impact on the San Diego Chargers ability to remain in the state’s southern-most city. The high court blocked an earlier appellate court ruling that would have allowed a city-wide vote on increasing taxes to fund a new stadium to pass with a simple majority. Instead, the court decided to review the lower...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chargers Are ‘Disappointed’ With First-Round Pick Joey Bosa Holding Out

Joey Bosa is holding out and the Chargers’ front office is “disappointed.”  The former Ohio State defensive end, taken No. 3 overall by San Diego in the 2016 NFL Draft, is not reporting to the team’s mandatory minicamp amid a contract stalemate. Bosa and, mainly, his agent, disagree with a couple of “key ingredients.” Mostly, Bosa wants the Chargers to pay him all of...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers ‘disappointed’ Joey Bosa is sitting out minicamp

Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the draft, isn’t taking part in the Chargers’ minicamp this week because he hasn’t signed his contract. While this is a mandatory minicamp, it isn’t mandatory for Bosa because he’s not yet under contract. Still, Chargers coach Mike McCoy and general manager Tom Telesco would rather have their rookie defensive end at training camp...
Via The Sports Daily
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Offset language fueling Joey Bosa’s holdout

Negotiations over offset language are keeping Joey Bosa from signing his rookie contract with the San Diego Chargers. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Bosa — the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft — is “pushing” for no offset language, which is commonly used in contracts to protect teams when releasing a player with fully guaranteed money. The Chargers want...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers stunned teams didn't link them to Joey Bosa

The San Diego Chargers had Joey Bosa at the top of their draft board from January onward, and they did a fantastic job of hiding it. The Chargers' brass, including president John Spanos, GM Tom Telesco, and coach Mike McCoy, were in agreement that the Ohio State defensive lineman would be the favorite to go No. 3 to the Chargers provided he was there, and they knew it from the Fiesta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Could NFL owners guarantee Super Bowl in San Diego?

NFL owners are beginning to construct the three-year slate of Super Bowl destinations from 2019-2021. While deciding on those destinations, it is also very possible that owners may be willing to commit to a certain destination should the proper pieces fall into place. It has been reported that owners could guarantee a Super Bowl in San Diego, though that promise could hinge on...
Via The Comeback
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Las Vegas to look at Chargers if Raiders move falls through?

The city of Las Vegas is clearly quite serious about getting an NFL team – so serious, in fact, that they’re formulating a backup plan if the proposed relocation of the Oakland Raiders doesn’t come to fruition. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday and divulged that if a Raiders move falls through, they’d definitely be interested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers not concerned about Gordon's microfracture surgery

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco believes running back Melvin Gordon—who needed microfracture surgery on his left knee this past January—will be ready for training camp by the end of the summer. “He’s on track with everything,” Telesco said, via ESPN. “He’s been on the field working. We’ll continue to monitor him throughout the offseason, but everything...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon recovering from microfracture surgery

Melvin Gordon’s knee operation last December has been revealed to have been microfracture surgery, per Michael Gehlkin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Typically viewed as a kiss of death for professional athletes, Gordon and the Chargers are optimistic that he’ll be a full go for the 2016 NFL season. “The Chargers running back participated in on-field drills Monday,...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodell implies new San Diego stadium would get Super Bowl

There appears to be growing momentum to build a new stadium in San Diego to keep the Chargers there beyond the 2016 season, and Roger Goodell has added fuel to that fire. The NFL commissioner was in San Diego on Saturday at the invitation of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos to speak to a rally of 4,000 fans who were attempting to gather signatures backing the effort to build a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

"Chargers belong in San Diego" chides NFL commish Roger Goodell

After a long push to get the team out of San Diego, and really anywhere in the Los Angeles area, the Chargers are now making an effort to keep the team in San Diego. Roger Goodell thinks this is a good move for the Chargers. “I said it. I mean it. The Chargers belong in San Diego,” Goodell said via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The team had a pep rally for...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers getting aggressive to get stadium initiative on ballot

The Chargers might not be rushing off to Los Angeles just yet, but they are not exactly thrilled to stay in San Diego either. Chargers ownership is locked in a battle with the city of San Diego to secure public funds for a new stadium, a battle the city of San Diego is not ready to concede. Despite the public’s apparent unwillingness to help the Chargers pay for a new stadium...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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