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Bolt Beat 5 hours ago

Chargers take a back seat in battle for Los Angeles as Rams head to Super Bowl LIII

The battle for Los Angeles is always going to be a thing as long as there are two NFL teams playing in the city. For now, the Los Angeles Chargers sit firmly in the back. The Los Angeles Rams are headed to Super Bowl LIII after a victory, albeit a controversial one, over the New Orleans […] Chargers take a back seat in battle for Los Angeles as Rams head to Super Bowl LIII - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue 10 hours ago
Chargers fans need to appreciate Philip Rivers

Chargers fans need to appreciate Philip Rivers

The One Constant For The Chargers Since news recently came out that Tom Telesco will work out a deal to keep Philip Rivers in a Chargers uniform until he retires, it’s time to reflect on and embrace the hero the Chargers never deserved. In 2006, Philip Rivers took over as the Chargers quarterback after the prior starter Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in the off-season. Many questioned the decision as Drew Brees was and has continued to be an elite NFL QB. In his first season as a starter, Philip led a talented Chargers team to a 14-2 season but ultimately fell short to the...
Bolt Beat Jan 19, 2019

Los Angeles Chargers: Tom Telesco’s secret weapon

Los Angeles Chargers general manager, Tom Telesco, has gotten a lot of praise after the 2018 season and with good reason. But he has a secret weapon that has not been spoken of enough. Although his first coaching hire was a flop, it appears that he found a real leader with his second hire, coach […] Los Angeles Chargers: Tom Telesco’s secret weapon - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Current Chargers are good, but not as good as the best-ever ’06 team

Sez Me … I’ve had a few folks (not enough to matter) object to my calling The NFL Team that Used To Be Here the Judases, which is fine, although I don’t know why. Has Judas suddenly become a good person? He was a betrayer, a betrayer of Biblical proportions. I could have called them the Arnolds,...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 19, 2019
Was this Chargers season a success?

Was this Chargers season a success?

At the end of the day, was this Los Angeles Chargers’ season a success or not? Richard Wade: If you look at it in the context of what we expected from the Chargers prior to the start of the season, having the best record in the AFC and winning a playoff game has to be considered a success. However, if you focus more on what could have been given the talent level of the team and just how crushing their final game of the season was, it’s hard not to see the failure to meet their potential as the story of the year. If pressed, I think I would lean more toward the former than the latter,...
Bolt Beat Jan 19, 2019

The enigma of the Los Angeles Chargers personnel decisions

The Los Angeles Chargers botched personnel decisions in 2018, and it may have cost them a chance at the Super Bowl. The Chargers’ roster has much to flaunt: Seven Pro-Bowlers, three First Team All-Pros, and some of the best young talent in the league. However, one lingering problem tends to minimize what appears to be […] The enigma of the Los Angeles Chargers personnel decisions - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue Jan 19, 2019
Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft has Chargers landing a 3-down linebacker

Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft has Chargers landing a 3-down linebacker

The 2019 NFL Draft is still a few months away, but mock draft season is well under way. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah released his first mock draft of said season earlier this week. As most mock drafters have been doing thus far, Jeremiah stayed on the defensive side of the ball when selecting the Los Angeles Chargers’ first pick. He chose to focus on the front seven, giving the Bolts a linebacker out of Alabama, Mack Wilson. Jeremiah said of the selection: The Chargers need to get better at the linebacker position and Wilson is a true three-down player. There is little mystery why the...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 19, 2019
Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates return in 2019?

Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates return in 2019?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. 5 Chargers prospects to watch in 2019 East-West Shrine Game - Gavino Borquez (slide show)Rypien is a pocket quarterback who displays excellent pocket mobility. His drop backs are crisp and his movement skills are efficient. He has a quick, compact release and relies on clean legs and hip torque to generate velocity. Chargers Open To Antonio Gates Return - Zach Links“My heart says, yeah, he’ll be back next year,” Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said, via Sam Fortier of The Athletic. “But you put your GM...

For Chargers to reach Super Bowl, Telesco knows Rivers needs more help

Say Tom Telesco had pulled it off. Say he’d built the San Diego Chargers into a Super Bowl team. Do San Diego voters then approve a huge sum toward a Chargers stadium? It worked for the Padres, who got a big subsidy soon after reaching the 1998 World Series. Telesco tried but couldn’t match Pads...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 18, 2019
Daily Links: Are Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney the answer at guard?

Daily Links: Are Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney the answer at guard?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Chargers ready to discuss new contract with Philip Rivers - Eric Williams"Philip played really good football this year," Lynn said. "He was very consistent. He was playing at an MVP level, and that's a credit to him, being 37 years old and coming back in the best shape of his life. Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams - Associated PressEach team also will have two "Legends Captains" -- one offensive and one defensive. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and linebacker DeMarcus Ware will lead the...
Bolt Beat Jan 17, 2019

The Chargers Have Roster Weaknesses that Must be Fixed

These Los Angeles Chargers are very good. Perhaps if they had gotten the first seed, they had Super Bowl potential. In the end, it was not meant to be, and the Chargers were sent home in the divisional round. This team has many pieces, but the New England Patriots exposed exactly what roster spots need […] The Chargers Have Roster Weaknesses that Must be Fixed - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue Jan 17, 2019
Chargers expected to begin contract talks with Philip Rivers

Chargers expected to begin contract talks with Philip Rivers

Prior to the 2015 season, the Los Angeles Chargers and future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers agreed to a four-year, $83.5 million contract extension that will expire after next season. Rivers, who is 37 years of age, has stated that he intends to play through at least the 2020 season as he has expressed a desire to still be quarterbacking the team when they move into the Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium. And Tom Telesco recently told ESPN’s Eric Williams that “I can tell you he’s not going anywhere, so he’s going to be here.” So, that means an extension is in the cards...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 17, 2019
James and Phillips tabbed to PFWA All-NFL team

James and Phillips tabbed to PFWA All-NFL team

The youngters keep stacking the accolades from this season Although they’d likely trade them all away for a chance to be playing the Chiefs this Sunday, safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips continue to rack up accolades for their performances during the 2018 campaign. Earlier this week, James and Phillips were named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s (PFWA) All-AFC and All-NFL teams. The Chargers are also one of only six teams in the league to place multiple players on the All-NFL squad. James burst onto the scene as a rookie from Florida State and, while many agreed he was...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 17, 2019
With the Chargers out and no good options available, who are you rooting for in AFC Championship Game?

With the Chargers out and no good options available, who are you rooting for in AFC Championship Game?

And yes, it’s wrong to root for a meteor, I guess. As a Wild Card, the Los Angeles Chargers were always a bit of a longshot to make it to the AFC Championship Game needing to win two games on the road to get there, and so now we are left with arguably the worst case scenario. The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the New England Patriots this Sunday, and someone has to win. These teams squared off once already in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and the Patriots came out on top 43-40. This rematch will, of course, be played in Arrowhead, and that rather obviously favors the Chiefs. Now, there is no...
Bolts From The Blue Jan 17, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How much time does Philip Rivers have left?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How much time does Philip Rivers have left?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Our picks for rookies of the year and the league's all-rookie team - Jeff LegwoldJames showed remarkable versatility as a run-stopper -- see the playoff win over the Ravens -- and a pass-rusher and in coverage. He is athletic and smart, and he did some of his best work in the biggest moments. James had 105 tackles, knocked down 13 passes and tallied six quarterback hits and 3.5 sacks. With Philip Rivers' Super Bowl window closing, Chargers must improve - Eric Williams"You can count on the Patriots executing...

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    Chargers GM Tom Telesco says his ‘heart’ says Antonio Gates will be back next season

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