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Silver And Black Pride Jul 18, 2016

Raiders 2016 pre-camp season preview: San Diego Chargers week 5, 15

We take a close look at the division rival Chargers ahead of training camp Opening the Raiders’ division schedule is the Chargers who come to Oakland in weeks five. The Raiders swept the Chargers last season. They will face them again in week 15 which is a pretty good time for a nice trip to San Diego. Chargers 2015 numbers Record: 4-12 Offense rank: 9th Defense rank: 20th In the hopes of upgrading their rushing attack, the Chargers drafted Melvin Gordon. His 3.5 yards per carry meant their rushing attack was going nowhere. Much of that can be attributed to having one of the worst...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 16, 2016

A spotlight on Philip Rivers’ career

A look at how Rivers rates among his peers, and among all-time QBs. With all of the recent discussion of Rivers' place among the history of NFL passers recently, I decided to gather up various measures of performance, to put a spotlight on how good he has been at times. This is not a direct argument for something like Hall of Fame induction -€” that involves too many subjective variables (most of all, the individual though processes of the voters, which may have nothing to do with evidence). Especially in an era where teams are able to find very talented players in every nook & cranny...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 14, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Is Mike McCoy on the hot seat?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Falcons schedule preview 2016: The San Diego Chargers arrive in Week 7 - Dave ChoateI hate to be so disrespectful, especially in July, but the San Diego Chargers loom as a genuine respite from difficult football. It’s not that these Chargers don’t have quality players—Phillip Rivers is still good, I have high hopes for running back Melvin Gordon, and the defense has some nice assets—but the overall team leaves something to be desired, and Mike McCoy appears to constantly be in over his head as the team’s head...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 11, 2016

Chargers ranked as having 14th-best quarterback situation in NFL

San Diego's QB situation is still better than league average. Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus, recently ranked the quarterback situations of all 32 NFL teams. Unlike when Rotoworld did this exercise in May, Monson only looked at the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart and he was only focused on 2016 rather than the future of the position. Monson sees Philip Rivers as a player in decline, though still better than most signal callers in the league. Anyway, here's what Sam had to say about the 2016 Chargers: Only four QBs were pressured more than the 39.7 percent of dropbacks Rivers...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 10, 2016

BFTB Weekly Poll Results: Philip Rivers is already the greatest quarterback in Chargers franchise history

We briefly look at last week's poll results. Last week, we asked the question, "Will Philip Rivers retire as the greatest quarterback in franchise history?" 700 of you voted and only 35 votes (5%) were cast for "no." That result was no shock, but the fact that 455 voters (65%) believe he has already surpassed Hall of Famer Dan Fouts was a little surprising. 210 (30%) of us voted that Rivers has not yet passed Fouts but we believe that he will. The passing records that Rivers has already claimed were apparently enough for most voters to declare him the best quarterback to ever play for the...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 10, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Will Trevor Robinson be released?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. AFC West Q&A: Minus QBs, which team in division has the best skill players? - Adam TeicherPhilip Rivers leads the way here, coming off a 4,792-yard passing season in 2015, but take him out of this equation and wide receiver Keenan Allen and tight end Antonio Gates, even at 36 years old, are the primary targets in the passing game. Should Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead provide a little more in the running game, they’ll move the ball. But they still look thin on the depth chart. Chargers training camp preview: OL -...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 3, 2016

BFTB Weekly Poll Question: will Philip Rivers retire as greatest quarterback in team history?

It's the weekend and that means it's time for the weekly poll question. This week's poll question is, will Philip Rivers be able to surpass Dan Fouts as the greatest quarterback in franchise history by the time he retires? Rivers is just over a season short of matching Fouts' total games played. And he trails by 1,593 career passing yards, a number he should easily reach this year if he manages to play more than half the season. He needs three fourth quarter comebacks and only one game winning drive to match Fouts' totals. Fouts has an 11 AV advantage in career approximate value. Rivers has...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 2, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Could Bolts relocate to Las Vegas?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Chargers fill need for speed with Travis Benjamin - Eric Williams"I already knew he was fast, but being around him it is game-changing fast," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said about Benjamin. "Not that we’re just going to heave him up a bunch of deep balls, but the threat that he can run by you makes every once in a while an easy, 10 or 12-yard completion. Raiders' Vegas Interest Continues; Chargers An Option? - Connor ByrneIt’s unclear if the Raiders would willingly head to Las Vegas with $550MM in public...
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has made every start since 2004.
Bolts From The Blue Jun 28, 2016

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Can Tyrell Williams fill void left by Malcom Floyd?

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Chargers WR builds off 'crazy moment' - Michael Gehlken (UT$)"You saw flashes of, ‘This guy could be something,’" Rivers said. "You just saw those flashes. Not to compare their exact styles or anything, but he reminded me of Malcom when Malcom and I came here together (in 2004) of, ‘Gosh, was that Tyrell again?’ Every once in a while, throughout camp, ‘There he is again. Gosh, he played at a small school, but if he can come along, he’s got a chance.’" An In-Depth Look at Philip Rivers - Chargers.comIn...

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