9/11 TMM: Chargers vs. Lions Game Preview

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Here’s all the information that you need to be ready for Sunday’s San Diego Chargers game against the Detroit Lions:

NEWS: Ladarius Concussed, John Phillips Re-Signed, Bolts Use Megatron Machine, Pagano On Melvin Ingram
Marty Caswell breaks down all of the news coming out of Chargers Park this week, including the situation at Tight End and prediction on which surprise rookie will have an immediate impact for San Diego.

Road to Sunday: Chargers Vs Lions Preview (video)
In this week’s Road to Sunday, Joe Tutino and Jay Paris break down the Chargers first game of the 2015 season against the Detroit Lions.

Chargers TE Ladarius Green Has A Concussion; Now What? Plus, News On O-Line, Woodhead & Why First Game Is A “Wash” (video)
Annie Heilbrunn reports from Chargers Park on what the team can do now that their first and second tight end are out, and why Eric Weddle says Sunday’s game is a “wash”.

Jason Verrett On Golden Tate/Calvin Johnson & YAC, Woodhead & Johnson On The Offense (video)
Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett on the challenges of covering Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson and the confidence he and Brandon Flowers have on the football field despite being “undersized.”

What To Watch For vs. Lions
Andrew Burer and Annie Heilbrunn put together a list of six key matchups for Chargers fans to watch for on Sunday, as they will determine if the Chargers can start the season 1-0.

 

Padres give up four homers, drop finale to Rockies – Padres.com
A stomach bug couldn’t keep Tyson Ross from starting yesterday’s game against the Rockies, but it did keep him from pitching as great as he normally does.

Ballpark Chat: Shawn Kelley On Career, Politics, Retaliation In Baseball And More – Mighty 1090 (video)
If you’ve ever wanted to know what goes through the mind of a relief pitcher, this 27-minute long interview with Shawn Kelley should provide all of the answers.

If Chargers go, is San Diego a hoops haven? – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego, which is not really known as a hub of basketball fans, if the SDSU basketball team is the biggest sports draw left in town.

Source: Tigers to fire Brad Ausmus at season’s end – USA Today
If the Padres are looking for a manager this offseason, might they turn their sites on a guy who was thought to be a potential candidate for the job if Bud Black had been fired a few years ago?

What Exactly Happened With The Steelers’ Headsets? – Deadspin
An excellent, and detailed, description of what the Patriots did wrong on the NFL’s opening night that caused the Steelers’ coaches to be unable to use their headsets for much of the first half.

Severely mistreated underdog franchise was finally ready to take a stand against the NFL – SB Nation
The Patriots revealed that, had Tom Brady been suspended for last night’s game, they would have unveiled a championship banner that honored their missing QB as much as it honored the championship won last season.

Aztecs Face Tough Test In Cal – Mighty 1090 (video)
In this week’s Three & Out with the Aztecs, Jordan Carruth breaks down what the Aztecs need to do beat Cal. Can they pull off the upset?

Melvin Gordon & Montee Ball, any worries? – San Diego Union-Tribune
Melvin Gordon took over the starting RB job at Wisconsin from Montee Ball after Ball was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Now, with Ball being released by the Broncos, there is some concern that Wisconsin RBs can’t transition to the NFL game fast enough.

MLB first: You can buy stock in Angels rookie pitcher Heaney – FOX Sports
Under the terms of the deal, Heaney will receive $3.34 million from a collective of fans in exchange for 10 percent of all future earnings related to his brand, including player contracts, corporate endorsements and appearance fees.

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