Play-calling frustrates Rivers, Chargers O-line

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) makes a call against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

AUDIO: Matt Slauson: “I Could See It. Every Pass That Was Called Was More And More Frustration, Even On Philip Rivers’ Face”
Chargers Center Matt Slauson talks about what was positive from yesterday’s loss, the Red Zone play calling and locker room reaction.

Slauson: pass calls frustrated blockers, Rivers – San Diego Union-Tribune
Slauson, in his chat with Dan Sileo of 1090 AM, said running back Melvin Gordon and the run blocking as a whole had clicked well, perhaps better than any other time this season.

Gordon never touched the ball on the final four plays, though he was over 100 yards rushing on the day.

VIDEO: Matt Slauson & Joe Barksdale On Run Game And Play Call On 1st And Goal
Chargers offensive linemen Matt Slauson and Joe Barksdale discuss the performance of Melvin Gordon and focus on the running game versus the Broncos and what they thought of the play calling sequence on first and goal.

Again, Bolts missed on chance to excite voters – San Diego Union-Tribune
Chargers Chairman-Owner Dean Spanos said this year he hoped that on-field victories would lend aid to the cause on Election Day.

The team, though, will have a losing football record when San Diegans next week vote on the bid for a stadium subsidy.

Win or lose this week versus the Titans, and the Bolts (3-5) will sit in the AFC West cellar Nov. 8.

Vote as a Citizen, Not as a Fan – Voice of San Diego
When you look at Measure C, you’ll find a lot of projections and “what ifs,” but you can’t and won’t find any hard economic data that proves it’s a real win for the city. Even the actual cost of this project is unknown, and by all projections (even the Chargers’ version) there are funds that are unaccounted for that will be paid somehow by someone.

VIDEO: Dan & Joe – Too Many Missed Opportunities For Bolts
Dan Sileo and Joe Tutino break down the Chargers 27-19 loss to the Denver Broncos, what went wrong, and why on earth the Bolts didn’t run the ball once from the two-yard line late in the 4th Quarter.

AUDIO: Kaplan: “If The Chargers Lose To The Titans I Think McCoy Gets Fired”
Scott tells BR why Mike McCoy should get fired if the Chargers lose to the Titans on Sunday.

VIDEO: Malik Pope: “We’re Really Hungry”
Junior forward Malik Pope sat down with Andrew Burer to preview the Aztecs upcoming season, and discuss why this team will be better on offense this year, and what he wanted to get better at after deciding against a shot at the NBA and returning for his junior season.

Get To Know Your Gulls: Each Goalie Has His Own Style – NBC San Diego
Gulls radio broadcaster Craig Elsten joins NBC7’s Ben Rosehart to discuss the different styles of the 3 San Diego goalies we’ve seen so far this season.

The NFL is becoming more disturbing than appealing, and TV viewers are tuning out – Washington Post
The NFL’s firm grip on the psyche is based in the fact that it’s the most real, live event on live television. Every game is a character-driven story and a high-speed chase in which the action and the stakes of a collision are genuine. But lately the NFL has seemed formulaic and lacking in a certain kind of authenticity. It’s no great mystery as to why the NFL’s ratings have been dropping: Viewers don’t especially like the stories they’re watching.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s attorney rips media, wants NFL investigation ended – Sports Illustrated
Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, said the NFL is only investigating Elliott because of the backlash it received over it domestic violence policies. Most recently, former New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown was given a one-game suspension, placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list and ultimately released after allegations of multiple domestic violence incidents with his now ex-wife.

Jamie Collins and The Patriots’ Way – The MMQB
Jamie Collins, a dynamic linebacker who could’ve helped the Pats come January, was traded to the winless Browns. Why?


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