12:07 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Bolt Beat 13 hours ago

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 17 hours ago

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 22 hours ago
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.
Bolts From The Blue Jul 14, 2018
Can the Chargers Survive in LA?

Can the Chargers Survive in LA?

Between upstart leagues and existing competition, the LA market will be a powerful foe to conquer It has been a tumultuous two years since the Chargers moved north, and, by and large, the move is largely in the rear-view mirror. We are not going to continue to talk about the positives or negatives of the jump from San Diego (that has been done to death, and I’ve surely contributed), but instead focus on the realities of the LA Market. Chris Franco Imaging LA is not often referred to as a sports town, what with other glitzy and glamorous tentpoles to focus on. That...
Bolt Beat Jul 14, 2018

Los Angeles Chargers: Top 5 villains in team history

The Los Angeles Chargers have been in existence since 1959. In that time, the team and it’s fans have created some heated rivalries across the world of professional football. But villains are necessary, even if they sometimes bring the worst out of our emotions. Cheering on your favorite team wouldn’t be as fun if there […] Los Angeles Chargers: Top 5 villains in team history - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue Jul 14, 2018
Daily Links: Will Philip Rivers Be the MVP of the AFC West?

Daily Links: Will Philip Rivers Be the MVP of the AFC West?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. RB leaders in fantasy points per route run - Tyler LoechnerHere are the top 10 running backs (minimum 100 routes run) in terms of FP/RR from 2017 (PPR scoring). This data includes only receiving fantasy points scored. Pro Football Focus Five Fun Facts: Scott Quessenberry - Hayley ElwoodWhen Scott Quessenberry was drafted by the Bolts, he became the second member of his family to play in the NFL. His brother, David, plays for the Texans. “It’s really cool, and it’s crazy because Derek (Watt)...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 14, 2018
Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #3 Joey Bosa v. NYG Wk. 5

Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #3 Joey Bosa v. NYG Wk. 5

This one might have the best lead art of them all *shrugs* #3.) Joey Bosa v. Giants - 6 tackles, 2 sacks, TFL, forced fumble Giants fans might want to look away once again for this next defensive performance as we come right back to the Chargers’ first win of the ‘17 season. For the #4 performance, Melvin Ingram was highlighted as he harassed Eli Manning from the first whistle to the last. In this case, we’re going to be highlighting the action on the other side of the defensive line as Joey Bosa had himself a busy day against Big Blue, as well. It only took about four minutes into...

Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard could be most special NFL Hall inductee of all

There’s a chuckle when Bobby Beathard imagines the scene. Someone walks down a street in Franklin, Tenn., a city nestled in the quiet shadow of Nashville’s singers and songwriters. When they look up, there’s an unassuming, 81-year-old man sipping on a coffee or thumbing through the newspaper …...

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