DAILY LINKS: Melvin Gordon, Bosa hurt in Chargers’ loss to Panthers

Philip Rivers the ‘villain’ in 5-turnover loss – San Diego Union-Tribune
Not once this season had the 11-time team captain walked off a field and acknowledged that he forced passes because of situation. On Sunday, he did. He threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles and sure, pressed some. But in part to a refusal to go quietly, the Chargers kept a 28-16 loss to the Panthers tighter than it probably should have been.

VIDEO: Chargers Locker Room On Loss To Panthers “That Was Just Bad”
Hear from the Chargers locker room on a discouraging 28-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers that has some players at a loss for words in a lost season.

Melvin Gordon, Bosa hurt in Chargers’ loss to Panthers – NFL.com
Gordon’s breakout season was interrupted when the running back was carted off the field in the first quarter. The team quickly announced he is out for the remainder of the game. The injury was nasty when viewed on replay. The injury occurred as Gordon attempted to recover a fumble by teammate Philip Rivers, with Gordon’s leg bent backward at a very awkward angle.

Bosa, meanwhile, was initially evaluated for a concussion before being declared out with a neck injury. The favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year, Bosa’s injury occurred on a sack of Cam Newton.

VIDEO: Loss To Carolina A Microcosm Of Miserable 2016 Season
Costly injuries, more mind-boggling turnovers. Find out what went wrong in the Chargers 28-16 loss to the Panthers, hear from Mike McCoy on a bad game and Philip Rivers addresses his turnovers and if he’s trying to do too much.

Gulls Shut Out Again By Barracuda – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (11-8-0-1; 23 pts.) were blanked 3-0 for the second consecutive game by the San Jose Barracuda (10-6-0-3; 23 pts.) to close out a weekend back-to-back at SAP Center. San Jose goaltender Troy Grosenick made 26 saves to earn his second consecutive shutout and league-leading fourth this season.


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3 thoughts: Arizona State 74, SDSU 63 – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mountain West tournament begins March 8 in Las Vegas, March 9 if you finish in the top five during the 18-game regular season. Let’s be honest: Starting Monday night against Alabama State (7 p.m., Viejas Arena), everything between now and then is relatively meaningless for the Aztecs.

Ranking Padres Trade Fits in Event of a Jose Iglesias Trade – Motor City Bengals
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t make any trades at the Winter Meetings. However, that didn’t stop rumors from dominating the headlines. The Padres were reportedly linked with Jose Iglesias.

Bonsignore: The longer the Rams keep Jeff Fisher, the more fans they push away – OC Register
Fisher’s demeanor and lack of urgency are just sidebars to a bigger issue. The vision, philosophy, culture and roster construction under Fisher is a failure. It’s not working. And the Rams have to do something about that.

If not, they risk alienating the fans who waited more than 20 years to get them back and the millions of others waiting to be wooed, many of whom will ditch the Rams in a heartbeat if they don’t do right by them.

Todd Gurley calls out Rams’ ‘middle-school offense’ – USA Today
Gurley also questioned his teammates’ effort, saying some players were “going through the motions.”

The Rams have one game remaining against each of their NFC West opponents, but the centerpiece of the offense is out of answers.

Asked how the team would move forward from the loss, Gurley said: “I really, really, really, really, really, really, really don’t know.”

Report: Rex Ryan unlikely to return next season, could be out Monday – Sports Illustrated
Bills coach Rex Ryan is not expected to return to the team in 2017 and may be fired as soon as Monday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.

The Bills are 14–14 in two seasons under Ryan but “[i]t would take an overwhelming performance down the stretch for Ryan to be back in 2017,” La Canfora reports, adding that Ryan’s relationship with general manager Doug Whaley “is not tenable long term.”


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