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Manti Te’o gets a chance to re-shape the narrative in San Diego

Apr 27, 2013

The punchline of most “hoax” jokes, Manti Te’o, has found a home in the NFL. On day two of the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected the former Notre Dame star with the 38th overall pick. To snag Te’o, the Chargers swung a trade with the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for its second and fourth round selections. San Diego is a great landing spot for Te’o. New general manager Tom Telesco let quite a few veteran defensive players go during the offseason, leaving the team in need of an inside linebacker in defensive coordinator John Pagano‘s 3-4 scheme….

Broncos one-up AFC West rival, sign former Chargers guard Louis Vasquez

Mar 12, 2013

The Denver Broncos are already taking steps this off-season toward continuing their dominance in the AFC West. According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Broncos have pilfered guard Louis Vasquez from division rival San Diego and signed him to a four-year, $23 million deal including $13 million fully guaranteed. The former 2009 third-round draft pick started 54 games in San Diego, including all 16 games last season, opening up holes in the running game while also protecting Philip Rivers. Now, he’s headed to Mile High where he’ll do the same thing for Denver’s running game and Peyton Manning for the foreseeable…

Mike McCoy accepts Chargers head coaching job

Jan 15, 2013

Following Andy Reid to the Chiefs, Doug Marrone to the Bills and Rob Chudzinski to the Browns, Mike McCoy is the latest coach to find a new home as the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator informed his former employers that he would be making his way out of Mile High to become the head honcho of the AFC West division rival Chargers. In comparison to the other moves on the coaching carousel this off-season, this deal came down the wire fairly quickly. Chargers officials picked up McCoy on…

Chargers place three on IR, including Ryan Mathews, Malcolm Floyd

Dec 18, 2012

It turns out that the 31-7 drubbing the San Diego Chargers received from the Carolina Panthers on Sunday damaged a lot more than the team’s pride. On Tuesday, the team announced that two of it’s biggest offensive playmakers are headed to injured reserve (IR) with injuries sustained during the blowout loss. Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd, who leads the team in receiving with 814 yards, suffered an ankle injury against Carolina. Running back Ryan Mathews, who leads the Chargers with 707 yards rushing, suffered a broken left clavicle. It was a broken right clavicle that forced Mathews to miss the first two games…

Norv Turner’s fate as head coach of the Chargers could be on the line Thursday night

Nov 1, 2012

Norv Turner has somehow figured out how to get his hands on more lives than a cat, but that could all be coming to an end, very soon. The San Diego Chargers have been one of the more confusing teams to follow in recent years. They win a bunch in a row, then they lose a bunch in a row, or vice-versa. Whichever the case, a complete lack of consistency will likely cost Turner his job, barring a trip to the Super Bowl. With a matchup against the 1-6 Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football up next, Turner’s future could…

Chargers WR Vincent Brown eligible to return, but likely to remain sidelined for several weeks

Oct 26, 2012

The San Diego Chargers suffered a huge blow in the preseason when second-year wideout Vincent Brown suffered a broken ankle and was placed on injured reserve (IR). However, the Chargers could be close to getting their young deep-threat back, as Brown is now eligible to return to practice. Under the new IR rule, teams are allowed to list one player as ‘designated for return,’ allowing the team the option of bringing that player back after six games. However, just because Brown is eligible to return this week, it doesn’t mean he’ll be on the field any time soon. According to head…

Chargers face punishment for illegal use of Stickum

Oct 21, 2012

Remember when Stickum was a common sight on NFL sidelines and on the hands of wide receivers everywhere? If you’re under the age of 40, probably not. The sticky adhesive, once commonly used to help receivers hang on to tough passes, has been banned by the NFL since 1981. Except for the occasional look-back on NFL Network, the substance had rarely been mentioned in the years since. However, Stickum is sure to once again enter the world of NFL duscussion after the San Diego Chargers were caught using it during Monday Night’s loss to the Denver Broncos. According to FOX’s…

Chargers list Jackie Battle, not Ryan Mathews, as starter on most recent depth chart

Oct 4, 2012

Last week, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith both hinted that third-year running back Ryan Mathews could see a reduced role in an effort to minimize the impact of his long-standing fumbling problem. It appears they were not kidding around. On the Chargers’ most recent depth, released in preparation for their upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints, Mathews is listed as the team’s No. 2 back, with free agent acquisition Jackie Battle listed as the starter. While Battle and Mathews are still likely to split carries, and Mathews’ demotion could only be temporary,…

San Diego Chargers: If Ryan Mathews doesn’t correct fumbling issue, he may ‘get to sit and think about it’

Sep 29, 2012

After jumping out to a promising 2-0 record, the San Diego Chargers looked to be gaining some much-needed momentum in their quest to take home an AFC West division crown in 2012. However, that momentum hit a brick wall last Sunday, when the Chargers fell convincingly to the visiting Atlanta Falcons, 27-3. San Diego struggled to consistently move the football on offense against Atlanta, a very uncharacteristic problem for a Chargers team that had long boasted one of the league’s top units. Now, heading into this weeks game against the division rival Kansas City Chiefs, the Chargers appear to be…

San Diego Chargers: Could Ryan Mathews’ ongoing fumbling problem lead to a reduced role?

Sep 25, 2012

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews made his long-awaited return on Sunday, after missing more than a months with a broken clavicle suffered on his first carry of the preseason. Mathews showed few lingering effects of the injury, rushing for 44 yards on just 10 carries in his return. However, his long-standing fumbling problem once again reared it’s ugly head. The Chargers struggled to get much of anything going against the Atlanta Falcons during Sunday’s 27-3 blowout loss, but Mathews’ fumble inside the Falcons’ 5-yard line in the second quarter with the team down 6-0 really set the disastrous…