5:16 PM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018
San Diego Union Tribune 3 hours ago

Will Chargers make "go for it" trade in splashy L.A.?

In Los Angeles, the galaxy of sports stars is growing. LeBron James picked the Lakers, soon after Ndamukong Suh chose the Rams. Manny Machado went to the Dodgers in a trade Wednesday, a deal that doesn’t happen unless Machado likes L.A. Are the former San Diego Chargers next to land a star? You...
Bolt Beat 5 hours ago

Chargers 3 Toughest Matchups in 2018

After finishing the 2017 season with a 9-7 record, expectations are high for the Chargers heading into the new campaign. Los Angeles’ 0-4 start last season was followed up by a stretch of nine wins in the last 12 games, and that has led many pundits to believe this squad could break the 9-win threshold […] Chargers 3 Toughest Matchups in 2018 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat 7 hours ago

Can the Chargers and Rams both find success in LA?

Los Angeles is known for its sports teams and with the recent success of the Rams, they’re the number one team in town. But what about the other professional football team in LA? The Chargers are flying under the radar and have been labeled by some as the “underdogs” There are many teams in LA […] Can the Chargers and Rams both find success in LA? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue 9 hours ago
Daily Links: Will Joey Bosa Become the NFL’s Top Defensive Player?

Daily Links: Will Joey Bosa Become the NFL’s Top Defensive Player?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. NFL Insiders predict: Who will be the best defender in 2021? - ESPNChargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa, who is already among the very best and will be only 26 years old when the 2021 season begins. While opponents can sometimes neutralize a defensive back by avoiding him in coverage, it's tougher to hide from a player such as Bosa. NFL Future Power Rankings: Projecting the next three seasons - Louis Riddick, Mike Sando, and Field Yates (insider)What could change for the better: Is Anthony Lynn a first-rate head coach? Will...
Bolts From The Blue 23 hours ago
Boltman Is Retiring, Auctioning Off Suit and Character

Boltman Is Retiring, Auctioning Off Suit and Character

Longtime unofficial Chargers mascot, Boltman, is set to retire after over two decades. However, that does not necessarily mean that you will never see Boltman at another Los Angeles Chargers game because although the man who created and inhabited the suit/character, Dan Jauregui, is giving it up, he is also selling both the suit and the rights to the character on eBay. So, in theory, some new fan could be in the suit on NFL Sundays this season. At time of writing with four days left until the auction closes, the suit and rights are currently going for $70,200.00, but the reserve has not yet...
Bolt Beat Jul 17, 2018

ESPN’s NFL Nation all in on Chargers

ESPN is really digging the Los Angeles Chargers. ESPN’s NFL Nation, which consists of a handful of writers for each division in football, made predictions for 2018. They predicted which team will win their respective division, as well as who will be the MVP in those divisions. For the AFC West, it’s the Chargers coming […] ESPN’s NFL Nation all in on Chargers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat Jul 17, 2018

How much would you pay to be the next Boltman?

The Los Angeles Chargers are going to need a new mascot. Or at the very least, a new person in the same costume. If you’ve ever been to a Chargers game or watched a number of them on television, you’ve no doubt seen a man dressed up in a costume depicting a lightning bolt wearing […] How much would you pay to be the next Boltman? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue Jul 17, 2018
Top Ten Defensive Performances of 2018: #2 Desmond King v. WAS

Top Ten Defensive Performances of 2018: #2 Desmond King v. WAS

King was everywhere against the ‘Skins. Double-digit tackles. A take-down of Cousins. This was the rookie’s breakout game of ‘17. #X.) Week 14 Desmond King vs. Washington - 10 tackles, Sack, Pass Deflection Our list of top defensive performances from the 2017 season kicks off with a rookie defensive back that fell to the Chargers in the fifth-round just a year removed from winning the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s best defensive back in college football. Desmond King started to make an impression before the season even again as he recorded his first professional interception in...
Bolt Beat Jul 17, 2018

Chargers top 5 stars age 25 or younger

NFL franchises are constantly looking for that young, athletic player to carry the franchise for the next decade. Every team wants one, but few teams actually find one. ESPN recently created an optimal starting lineup using players under the age of 25. Three members of the Los Angeles Chargers made that list (two were “runners […] Chargers top 5 stars age 25 or younger - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat Jul 16, 2018

PFF not high on Chargers’ offensive line heading into 2018

The Chargers’ O-line played much better in 2017, but PFF is still hesitant about this group going into 2018. I was surprised by how well the Chargers’ offensive line looked last year. By no means were they elite, but they definitely overachieved. They also stayed relatively healthy. Even so, Pro Football Focus doesn’t have much […] PFF not high on Chargers’ offensive line heading into 2018 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue Jul 16, 2018
The Chargers Aren’t Actually That Interested in Antonio Gates

The Chargers Aren’t Actually That Interested in Antonio Gates

Time is ticking, and has been ticking. Will Gates play this year? In the wake of Hunter Henry’s devastating ACL injury on the first day of team activities, it was prognosticated that the Chargers would have no choice but to bring back Antonio Gates. That was two months ago. Gates remains unsigned and, largely, uncourted by any NFL teams. The Chargers have been the only team that have given any indication of interest in Gates’ services. These comments, however, might have been smoke without fire. Antonio Gates is a Chargers legend. He has fans and he has records, and the Chargers...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 16, 2018
Daily Links: Joey Bosa Is a Dominant Force

Daily Links: Joey Bosa Is a Dominant Force

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Know Your Enemy | 2018 AFC West Preview | Los Angeles Chargers - Lance SandersonThe Chargers wound up getting a solid haul during the 2018 NFL Draft highlighted by snatching up a top-10 level talent in S Derwin James at pick 17. A perfect scheme fit for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, James figures to fill a huge void that was left when the Chargers allowed perennial Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle to depart in free agency a couple of seasons ago. The NFL's best under-25 starting lineup: Our picks, runners-up - Field...
Bolt Beat Jul 15, 2018

Chargers Bubble Watch: WR Nelson Spruce

In less than two weeks, the Los Angeles Chargers will report to the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa for the second consecutive year. Training camp gives fans a first look at the team coming off the offseason. It’s a chance to see the new rookie class and any free agents the team has […] Chargers Bubble Watch: WR Nelson Spruce - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat Jul 15, 2018

Will Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram Become The NFL’s Best Pass Rush Duo in 2018?

The pairing of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram was clearly one of the NFL’s most dominant in 2017. The concept of making life miserable for an opposing quarterback is essential to defensive success. And the dynamic duo of edge rushers Bosa and Ingram did exactly that in 2017. The combination of Ingram’s and Bosa’s outstanding […] Will Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram Become The NFL’s Best Pass Rush Duo in 2018? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat Jul 14, 2018

Chargers’ Hayward needs to get the respect he deserves

What else does Casey Hayward need to do to prove he’s an elite cornerback in the NFL? “I don’t get no respect.” Ah, the popular catchphrase mouthed by the late Rodney Dangerfield. It also applies to Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. You wouldn’t think so because of how well he’s played since joining the Chargers as […] Chargers’ Hayward needs to get the respect he deserves - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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