10:24 PM EDT, Fri April 16, 2021
Bolts From The Blue 4 hours ago
Chargers joining other NFL teams in opting-out of offseason workouts

Chargers joining other NFL teams in opting-out of offseason workouts

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ No surprise here. In a statement sent out by the NFLPA on behalf of the Chargers, the players announced that they will be joining in solidarity with their fellow players who have already opted-out of in-person workouts scheduled to start on May 17. The Bolts join divisional rivals Denver and Las Vegas, along with the Falcons, Browns, Patriots, and Steelers as other notable teams who have already made their plans clear that they will not be attending in-person workouts. A statement from the Los Angeles Chargers players:...
Bolt Beat 5 hours ago

Sheldon Richardson would be an excellent addition for the LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are seemingly finished with all of the team’s big-name signings this offseason but that might not be the case. A new name is now on the market that would be excellent for the Bolts to bring in. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday after the Browns […] Sheldon Richardson would be an excellent addition for the LA Chargers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat 8 hours ago

LA Chargers: Justin Herbert ranked bafflingly low in 2021 unit grades

The LA Chargers are going to be one of the most interesting teams to watch in the NFL next season. Charger fans are going to see Justin Herbert be one year better and the hope is that Brandon Staley can be the solution for the problems in Los Angeles. As it currently stands, the roster […] LA Chargers: Justin Herbert ranked bafflingly low in 2021 unit grades - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue 8 hours ago
William Hill releases projected NFL win totals

William Hill releases projected NFL win totals

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ On Friday morning, the fine folks over at William Hill Sports Book released their opening projections for each team’s win totals for the 2021 season. For the Chargers, their over/under is set at nine wins, a two-point improvement from their final record in 2020. The team with the highest opening win projection is, unsurprisingly, the Chiefs at 12. They’re followed by the reigning Super Bowl champion Buccaneers at 11.5 and then the Packers and Ravens round out the top-three at 11 wins. Your lowest projections come from the Lions and Texans,...
Bolts From The Blue 9 hours ago
Tom Telesco lands at 11th in NFL.com’s GM Power Rankings

Tom Telesco lands at 11th in NFL.com’s GM Power Rankings

Championship-caliber teams must have all the right pieces to truly assert themselves among the best of the best in their respective sports. That means, from top-to-bottom, they have some of the best people in the building. For NFL teams, that goes for the general manager and all the way down to the guy kicking field goals. The Chargers are lucky enough to have themselves front office that — for the most part — makes good decisions more often than not. Over the past few seasons, those moves have been called into question, however. Tom Telesco has garnered most of his respect...
Bolts From The Blue 12 hours ago
Chargers Daily Links: Would you be content with a WR at #13?

Chargers Daily Links: Would you be content with a WR at #13?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans, and a happy TGIF to you all. Over the past few days, there’s been some discourse on my Twitter timeline involving some Chargers-related blogs and Chargers-related media members regarding whether or not the Bolts should consider taking a top wideout in this year’s draft if one were to be available at No. 13. I personally haven’t gotten involved in it, but I’m curious as all of your thoughts on the matter. Should someone like DeVonta Smith or Jaylen...
Bolt Beat Apr 15, 2021

Bill Belichick hints at a draft-day trade with the LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have the 13th overall pick but that draft position is not set in stone. If the top players on the Bolts’ draft board are taken then it makes more sense for the Chargers to move back in the draft and gain more capital. The Chargers’ biggest roster need is the tackle position […] Bill Belichick hints at a draft-day trade with the LA Chargers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat Apr 15, 2021

LA Chargers mock draft if the Bolts make a mistake and pick receiver at 13

There has been some debate about the LA Chargers taking a wide receiver with the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. While most fans seem to be on board the offensive tackle or cornerback train for the 13th pick, there are those that prefer the team to go with the best player available […] LA Chargers mock draft if the Bolts make a mistake and pick receiver at 13 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Apr 15, 2021
Todd McShay tabs OT Rashawn Slater, Chargers as perfect fit in 2021 draft

Todd McShay tabs OT Rashawn Slater, Chargers as perfect fit in 2021 draft

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A match made in heaven. In a new NFL draft mailbag hosted by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, the power duo took a litany of questions regarding this year’s draft class, including where the class is strong/weak, surprise picks in the first round, and what day two or three quarterbacks are worthy of some praise, as well. One of the specific questions posed to Kiper and McShay was, “Is there a player and team that you think are an absolutely perfect fit together?” McShay was the one to take the reigns on this question, and...
Bolts From The Blue Apr 15, 2021
Chargers Daily Links: NFL releases key dates for 2021 offseason

Chargers Daily Links: NFL releases key dates for 2021 offseason

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. The 2021 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and following the last big event of the offseason, things will begin to simmer down as the league works its’ way into their virtually-adjusted offseason program once more. A summary of the NFL’s offseason program: pic.twitter.com/1wlQQ38Pt8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2021 On Wednesday, the league sent out the tentative schedule for their first three phases of the offseason, spanning from April 19 all the way to June...
Bolt Beat Apr 14, 2021

Former Chargers Pro Bowler compares Brandon Staley to Schottenheimer

Marty Schottenheimer is one of the greatest coaches in Chargers franchise history. Schottenheimer coached arguably the greatest team in franchise history, the 2006 Chargers that went 14-2. The head coaches since Schottenheimer have been a mixed bag. Norv Turner had early success but ultimately was not the right coach for the job. Mike McCoy was […] Former Chargers Pro Bowler compares Brandon Staley to Schottenheimer - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat Apr 14, 2021

4 former LA Chargers who should be Hall of Famers before Julian Edelman

The Julian Edelman Hall of Fame debate has been a hot topic among NFL circles. Edelman was released by the New England Patriots, which appeared to be a formality for Edelman’s retirement. However, I would not be shocked if we see Edelman sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at some point during the season simply […] 4 former LA Chargers who should be Hall of Famers before Julian Edelman - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Apr 14, 2021
Bolts land athletic OT/CB duo in latest mock

Bolts land athletic OT/CB duo in latest mock

Photo by Piper Hansen/Collegiate Images/ Just the latest example of how the Bolts can hit on their top-two needs in this year’s draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper updated his two-round mock draft and, unfortunately, it’s not nearly as dream-like for the Chargers as his first one. The Bolts go from landing both the top offensive tackle and center in the draft, Penei Sewell and Creed Humphrey, to another top tackle along with an uber-athletic cornerback in the second. Let’s get into it. Round 1, Pick #13: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern What Kiper had to say: “Protecting...
Bolt Beat Apr 14, 2021

LA Chargers: Wide receiver at pick 13 is a fundamentally bad idea

Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith could be among the options available for the LA Chargers once it’s their time to select at 13. Several mock drafts have suggested that Los Angeles takes Waddle if he’s on the board, most recently Trevor Sikkema’s. Two weeks ago, Pro Football Focus listed Waddle as a fit for the […] LA Chargers: Wide receiver at pick 13 is a fundamentally bad idea - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Apr 14, 2021
Herbert opens with 7th-best odds to win 2021 NFL MVP

Herbert opens with 7th-best odds to win 2021 NFL MVP

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports This shouldn’t be surprising for the reigning 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year. On Tuesday morning, the fine folks of Betonline.ag released their opening odds on who will win the 2021 NFL MVP. A lot of the expected names are at the top, including Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and Aaron Rodgers, but the Chargers fan base will be happy to know that their second-year standout, 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, Justin Herbert, cracked the top-11 players, tying with both Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson at 22/1 for the seventh-best...

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