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Chargers & Patriots By the Numbers

December 6, 2014

by Marty Caswell 0- Number of road wins for the Patriots this season on grass fields. Losses at Kansas City, Miami and Green Bay, who all use natural grass. Qualcomm stadium? You guessed it, natural grass 1- Number of touchdowns needed by Antonio Gates & Rob Gronkowski, to become the 1st tight end in NFL […]

Next Man Up? Ouch

December 2, 2014

by Marty Caswell The Chargers have taken the “Next Man Up” mantra to a level beyond absurdity when it comes to their center. All Pro-center Nick Hardwick? IR after one game. Doug Legursky? IR after two games. Rich Ohrnberger, a career journeyman who had never started more than four games in a season? Out for […]

Not so Meaningless Preseason

August 4, 2014

by Marty Caswell For most people tuning in to watch their favorite NFL team play an exhibition game, it becomes almost an afterthought once the presumed starters are removed from the game. For Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and dozens of players looking to be a part of the 53-man roster, (when it appears so […]

Chargers Rest Vets, Liuget Update & Verrett’s Red Jersey

August 1, 2014

By Marty Caswell And on the ninth day of training camp practice, there was plenty of rest. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy gave 14-15 regulars a practice day off on Friday, including notables such as Philip Rivers, Danny Woodhead, Ryan Mathews, Nick Hardwick, Eddie Royal, Chad Rinehart, Malcom Floyd, Jarret Johnson, Dwight Freeney & Brandon […]

News & Notes from Chargers Thursday Practice

July 31, 2014

by Marty Caswell Mike McCoy has made a point of stressing offensive line versatility (and it proved imperative during the course of the regular season) and Thursday’s practice was the second straight day the first team guards and tackles worked both the left and right side. Rookie guard Chris Watt continues to see extensive reps at […]

Floyd and Flowers

July 26, 2014

by Marty Caswell The Chargers’ first day of practice in pads saw the first fisticuffs of camp and a few players leaving the field with heat-related issues. Rookie guard Chris Watt was carted off the field & Johnnie Troutman walked off the field with the team trainer, although neither issue seems to be serious or anything […]

Chargers Training Camp Day 2

July 25, 2014

by Marty Caswell All About Special Teams You might get Chargers head coach Mike McCoy to confirm that Philip Rivers is the starting quarterback of the team. Other than that, you’re likely to hear that every other job is up for grabs. While that’s not necessarily true, it’s no secret that the team needs to […]

Searching For the Best 53

July 24, 2014

By Marty Caswell The search for the best 53 on the Chargers roster officially began in earnest on Thursday. Many eyes were on the new faces in the Bolts secondary, rookie Jason Verrett and former Chiefs’ cornerback Brandon Flowers, but it was the return of a familiar face that turned out to be the most […]