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Bolts From The Blue Aug 20, 2016

TE Jeff Cumberland out for the 2016 NFL season

San Diego Chargers veteran tight end Jeff Cumberland suffered an Achilles injury during last night’s contest against the Arizona Cardinals. He announced today via his Instagram that he will miss the 2016 NFL season. Jeff Cumberland via Jeff Cumberland’s Instagram Cumberland had been enjoying a mostly successful training camp and preseason. He routinely looked very good while competing against the Chargers’ own second and third team defense. He was likely well on his way to locking down the #3 tight end spot behind future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates and...
Bolts From The Blue Aug 15, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Can Bolts overcome awful tackling?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Tips, Trends, and Taeks for Every NFL Team (AFC/NFC West) - Brian MaloneAntonio Gates is still a force in the red zone. He got 19 percent of the Chargers’ inside-the-10 targets in 2015, and Philip Rivers is going to force feed him until he gets eight scores. And recent acquisition James Jones has gotten at least 20 percent of his team’s inside-the-10 targets three of the last four seasons. But if Allen can get back up to 15 percent of these targets, it’ll make up for some of the projected loss in team pass...
Bolts From The Blue Aug 12, 2016

PODCAST: LT & Gates are hypocrites for the Chargers

John Gennaro, Craig Elsten and John Browner discuss the recent criticisms of Joey Bosa by San Diego Chargers legends Antonio Gates and LaDainian Tomlinson. The San Diego Chargers front office is lack focus at the moment. Instead of focusing entirely on building a winning team that can defeat most of the NFL teams that they are set to play against this season, they are focused on building a case to defeat their 1st Round draft pick in contract negotiations. Today, in a podcast I did with Craig Elsten and John Browner, we discussed this topic at length. I criticized Antonio Gates and...
Bolts From The Blue Aug 10, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Tyrell Williams has a chance to be a playmaker

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Antonio Gates on What Separates Hunter Henry - Chargers.com (video)Antonio Gates talks about what he sees in rookie Hunter Henry that makes him different than most. Most undervalued fantasy players at every position - Tyler Loechner (subscription)Gates is also just two years removed from finishing as the No. 2 fantasy tight end. And while it would be ridiculous to expect him to finish that high again in 2016, the Chargers (and quarterback Philip Rivers) appear determined to get Gates the ball often this season. Roster...
Gates implies Bosa take control if need be

Gates implies Bosa take control if need be

Antonio Gates said he took control to end his contractual impasse with Team Spanos in 2005.
Antonio Gates: Mebane-led moves were key

Antonio Gates: Mebane-led moves were key

Antonio Gates spurned proven winners in part due to Brandon Mebane acquisition.
Bolts From The Blue Jul 28, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Is Antonio Gates still an impact player?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. What to expect from Chargers TE Antonio Gates in 2016 - Eric Williams"Our relationship is unbelievable," Gates said about playing with Rivers. "I’ve been fortunate enough to play with some great guys, some great talent. But the thing about Philip is one word really can’t describe him. He’s a talented guy with a competitive edge. His leadership ability is second to none. Impact Rookies: San Diego Chargers - Zach LinksIs San Diego regretting their draft day surprise? Many felt that Jalen Ramsey was a perfect fit...

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