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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...
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)...
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...
Jul 13, 2018
Daily Links: Do the Chargers Have the NFL’s Best Roster?

Daily Links: Do the Chargers Have the NFL’s Best Roster?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. The 10 best players ever selected at the NFL Supplemental Draft - Christian D'AndreaThe 348-pound Williams was a fixture in the middle of the Chargers’ defensive line for 12 seasons, peaking with a four-year run from 2005 to 2008 that saw him earn All-Pro honors three times. The run-stuffing tackle was an immovable obstacle up front, commanding double-teams and leading one of the league’s top rushing defenses. 10 Things to Watch: Which Tight End Will Step Up? - Ricky HenneAnother tight end who’ll be given every...
Jul 12, 2018
Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

With two new starters, it’s not surprising to see the once-struggling unit have some doubters. Earlier today, Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner dropped his latest NFL offensive line rankings of the league’s best units heading into the 2018 season. These rankings are updated from a previous post that ranked the units immediately following the end of last season. We view the Washington Redskins as the 12th best offensive line heading into the 2018 season. Which teams make the top 10? (via @PFF_Mike)https://t.co/NrKX8t7KUw pic.twitter.com/Ze1MET3kBV— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 12,...
Jul 11, 2018
Training Camp Previews: The Cornerbacks

Training Camp Previews: The Cornerbacks

Previewing one of the deepest position groups on the roster On the Lightning Round Podcast, the guys reviewed defense and special teams. Leading up to training camp we’ll be going over position battles before we make one final prediction of the 53-man roster. Today we start with arguably the most talented position group on the roster, the cornerback position. There are locks. There will be battles. There will likely be surprises. Let’s get to the locks. Locks Casey Hayward Hayward has cemented himself as one of the best corners in the league. He’s objectively top 3 anyway you slice...
Jul 11, 2018
Keenan Allen: Best Fantasy Season by a Charger Receiver in 10 Years

Keenan Allen: Best Fantasy Season by a Charger Receiver in 10 Years

The Comeback Player of the Year shattered all high marks since 2008. The Keenan Allen we have all been waiting for finally showed his face during the 2017 season. The Bolts hadn’t seen a wide receiver perform that dominantly in quite some time so it’s not surprising to see PFF bring up the fact that Allen shattered all previous highs in fantasy points for a Chargers WR1 over the last 10 years. A small note which plays into the “what if?” category is that Allen was the Bolts’ WR1 in 2015 even though he only in seven full games before being injured against the Ravens in their eighth...
Jul 11, 2018
Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates Return to the Chargers?

Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates Return to the Chargers?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. 5 Chargers team records that could fall in 2018 - Attila LS GeroThere are two amazing facts about former Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts’ single-season record of 4,802 passing yards. The first is that he has accomplished this feat in 1981 when the NFL had minimal pass interference rules and general passing schemes were just budding into fruition. Chris Landrum Fulfills Goal of Completing Master's Degree - Hayley Elwood“When I got injured last year and went back home, my wife convinced me to go back to school,”...
Jul 10, 2018
Offseason Refresher Course: Denver Broncos

Offseason Refresher Course: Denver Broncos

Refresh yourself on the Broncos prior to the start of Training Camp We are just past the two-month mark until the NFL regular-season begins and I could not, COULD NOT, be more excited for this season. Every offseason seems to get longer and longer to the point where we scrape the bottom barrels for any last drops of something football-related to help ease our minds and pass the time. I’ve recently gotten interested in the Canadian Football League and maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.....it’s pretty cool, but obviously not the same. If you want to be reminded of college football players you forgot...
Jul 10, 2018
LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah Join Chargers Broadcast

LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah Join Chargers Broadcast

The Los Angeles Chargers announced today via Twitter that Daniel Jeremiah, Mario Solis, and Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson will join Chargers broadcast teams: #Chargers Announce Additions of @LT_21, @MoveTheSticks and Mario Solis to Broadcast Teams » https://t.co/ri1XVU4k2C pic.twitter.com/GVrOEBTZdN— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 10, 2018 This announcement comes in the wake of Dan Fouts insisting in an interview that he should not be referred to as a Los Angeles Charger given that he played his entire career in San Diego. Given the overly sensitive nature of Chargers...
Jul 9, 2018
Training Camp Battles: Defense & Special Teams

Training Camp Battles: Defense & Special Teams

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back to cover Training Camp position battles. Chargers Training Camp kicks off at the end of the month which means the Lightning Round Podcast is back to examine the important positions battles in camp. The guys cover Defense and Special Teams giving insight on the depth chart and some interesting competitions that will play out into preseason. The guys also give you some names to watch for, some players that could be on the bubble as well as some possible cuts. The Lightning Round Podcast app is available for Apple & Android Donate to the Lightning Round...
Jul 8, 2018
Daily Links: Just How Good Is Keenan Allen Against Press Coverage?

Daily Links: Just How Good Is Keenan Allen Against Press Coverage?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. 20 newcomers we expect to make an immediate impact in 2018 - Austin GayleJames, the former Florida State standout, is everything an NFL defensive coordinator can ask for in a safety, as he brings size (6-foot-2, 215 pounds), positional versatility and game-changing ability to the table. James is a Week 1 starter for the Los Angeles Chargers and could quite possibly be the steal of the draft having came off the board at No. 17 overall. PFF Closer Look: NFL teams utilizing safeties in the slot - Quentin BlountOutside of...
Jul 7, 2018
Rookie Report Card: Feeney Should Be A Presence For Years To Come

Rookie Report Card: Feeney Should Be A Presence For Years To Come

A look back at 2017 third-round pick Dan Feeney’s rookie season. After the 2017 NFL Draft, if you were to ask me, “Hey Michael, which of the two guards selected from last year’s draft do you think will have the greater impact this coming season?” my answer would have 100 percent been “Uhhhh.....Forrest Lamp, obviously.” Unfortunately for me, the BFTB staff, and the fans, but mostly me, there was not to be a sighting of Lamp on the football field that year. The malicious turf monster snatched the innocent, pure rookie on the very first day of pads in training camp. With Lamp...
Jul 5, 2018
Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #4 Melvin Ingram v. NYG Wk. 5

Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #4 Melvin Ingram v. NYG Wk. 5

Melvin Ingram dropped Eli Manning about as hard as he dropped his mixtape. #4.) Melvin Ingram v. Giants - 6 tackles, 2 sacks, forced fumble, fumble recovery, TFL It took us awhile but we are finally highlighting our first Melvin Ingram performance on this list. The headliner of the matchup between the Giants and Chargers was that each team was coming into the week with a dismal 0-4 record on the season. Everyone knew someone was going to get their first win of the season, but who was it going to be? Based on Ingram’s play alone, you couldn’t help but know what his answer would have...
Jul 5, 2018
Keenan Allen Posted Two of the Top Five Grades by a WR in 2017

Keenan Allen Posted Two of the Top Five Grades by a WR in 2017

Take a bow, Keenan Allen To those on the outside of the Chargers organization/fan base, Keenan Allen was starting to be viewed as a potential bust who just couldn’t seem to shake the injury bug. In fact, up until this past season, Allen had never stayed healthy through an entire 16-game season. This was a completely valid thought-process as the talented wide receiver sustained back-to-back season-ending injuries in 2015 and ‘16. It also didn’t help the receiver’s outlook when you take into account just how devastating the injuries were. During the team’s contest against the...