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AFC Championship Bills-Chiefs: How to watch and open thread

AFC Championship Bills-Chiefs: How to watch and open thread

Photo by Bryan Bennett/ Here’s all the info you’ll need to tune into this afternoon’s AFC Championship Game. It’s not something we want to see as Chargers fans, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are one win away from playing for their second Super Bowl in as many years. The team they’ll have to try and best are the Bills who have also have themselves a pretty good quarterback in fellow first-rounder Josh Allen. Both quarterbacks threw for a lot of yards and scored a lot of touchdown in 2020. Both possess underrated defenses, too. This is one heck of a matchup...
10 hours ago
NFC Championship Bucs-Packers: How to watch and open thread

NFC Championship Bucs-Packers: How to watch and open thread

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Here’s all the info you’ll need to tune in today’s first contest. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY IS HERE! The first game of today’s spectacular double-header is set to feature two of the best quarterbacks of the past 15 years. Tom Brady and the Bucs will face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. In their earlier matchup this year during the regular season, the Bucs beat the Pack handedly by a score of 38-10. If you were to ask anyone on either team about how that game went, they’d all likely tell you it...
Jan 23, 2021
Chargers hire Derius Swinton II to be special teams coordinator

Chargers hire Derius Swinton II to be special teams coordinator

Brandon Staley hires the first of his three coordinators. It’s been a week into the Brandon Staley era and we finally have our first coordinator hire, and this one may be the most important, depending on which fans you ask. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hiring former Cardinals assistant special teams coordinator Derius Swinton to be their new special teams coordinator. Prior to his time in Arizona, he was an offensive assistant with the Lions in 2018 and also coached special teams with the 49ers (2016) and the Bears (2015, 2017). During that 2017...
Jan 23, 2021
Anthony Lynn hired as Lions offensive coordinator

Anthony Lynn hired as Lions offensive coordinator

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The former Bolts head coach wasn’t out of a job for long. After being fired from the Chargers on Black Monday of this NFL season, former head coach Anthony Lynn didn’t have to wait long for another coaching opportunity, and he may have landed in the perfect spot. Per Dan Graziano of ESPN, Lynn is being hired by the Lions to be their newest offensive coordinator under new head coach Dan Campbell. Campbell is a former tight ends coach for the Saints and wasted no time in his introductory press conference where he painted a vivid picture of...
Jan 22, 2021
Takeaways from Brandon Staley’s introductory press conference

Takeaways from Brandon Staley’s introductory press conference

Chargers.com The 90-minute conversation was engaging and exciting the whole way through. In his first appearance with the media, the Chargers’ new head coach was as prepared as you would expect from a guy who has shot his way to the top of NFL franchise just four years removed from being the defensive coordinator for a Division III team. He spared no words and did it all with a giant smile on his face. Below I highlighted my takeaways from the introductory press conference and the overall lasting impressions I got from Staley’s first presser with the media. First...
Jan 22, 2021
Chargers Daily Links: Bolts request permission to interview Joe Lombardi for OC

Chargers Daily Links: Bolts request permission to interview Joe Lombardi for OC

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Early Friday morning, Jeff Duncan of The Atheltic reported that both the Chargers and the Seahawks have requested permission to interview Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their offensive coordinator positions. There’s already a connection between Lombardi and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as Lombardi was the offensive coordinator at Mercyhurst College when Staley was a quarterback there back in 2005. There’s also a bit of a Dayton connection (Staley was a QB...
Jan 21, 2021
Colts DB coach John Gannon interviewing for Chargers DC

Colts DB coach John Gannon interviewing for Chargers DC

Gannon helped rejuvenate the career of Xavier Rhodes and developed promising rookie Julian Blackmon. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are scheduled to interview Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon for their defensive coordinator position. Gannon has been in charge of the secondary in Indianapolis for the past three seasons and most recently built a group of defensive backs that recorded 13 total interceptions (four returned for touchdowns), including five different players who record at least two. Prior to joining the Colts, Gannon spent four years...
Jan 21, 2021
Rams Asst. HC Joe Barry joining Brandon Staley with Chargers

Rams Asst. HC Joe Barry joining Brandon Staley with Chargers

Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Barry is back with the Bolts after coaching the linebackers from 2011-2014. With new head coach Brandon Staley set to speak with the media for the first time later today, the reports about the team’s newest hires are starting to be released. The third addition so far to Staley’s staff is reportedly Rams assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Barry who is being pegged as the team’s new defensive passing-game coordinator. He will also continue to coach the Bolts’ linebackers. Barry has been with the Rams since the...
Jan 21, 2021
Bears DL coach Jay Rodgers reportedly rejoining Brandon Staley with Chargers

Bears DL coach Jay Rodgers reportedly rejoining Brandon Staley with Chargers

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Rodgers was the NFL’s Defensive Line Coach of the Year in 2018. Brandon Staley is slowly but surely finding the right pieces for his coaching staff and he’s reportedly made his second hire as he’s coercing Bears defensive line coach Jay Rodgers to join him on the west coast with the Chargers, per the Chicago Tribune. Rodgers began his time with the Bears underneath former head coach John Fox back in 2015. During his tenure in the Windy City, Rodgers has helped developed a number of young and impactful lineman, including...
Jan 21, 2021
Chargers interview Renaldo Hill for defensive coordinator

Chargers interview Renaldo Hill for defensive coordinator

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Hill has coached defensive backs for the Broncos the past two seasons. We’ve finally got our first bit of news today regarding one of the Chargers open coordinator positions and it’s coming via a name some might not have heard of up to this point. The Chargers have reportedly interviewed former NFL safety and current Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill for their defensive coordinator role, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Hill has held that position for the past two seasons, including the 2019 season where he worked along new head...
Jan 21, 2021
Chargers Daily Links: Favorite Philip Rivers moments

Chargers Daily Links: Favorite Philip Rivers moments

Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. I was a late bloomer into the world of football. I became a Chargers fan following the 2006 season when the team went 14-2 and LaDainian Tomlinson ran away with that year’s MVP honor, This wasn’t a bandwagon thing, however. In fact, I didn’t even know what that word meant. All I knew was that the jerseys were amazing, LT looked so dang cool with that blacked-out visor, and I had yet to choose my favorite football team. It was all history after that. My first real memories of the Chargers that have solidified...
Jan 20, 2021
Bolts add speedy Bama WR in latest mock

Bolts add speedy Bama WR in latest mock

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Justin Herbert would never say no to this selection. The Chargers offense found a way to be a top-10 unit in the NFL despite playing numerous former undrafted players at wideout and along the offensive line. At one point near the middle of the season, Herbert had actually thrown as many touchdowns to former UDFAs as he did to players like Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry. So what would a Chargers offense look like if they decided to add another first-round talent who could run like the wind? That’s the world Bolt fans could live in if the team...
Jan 20, 2021
Herbert, Murray named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Herbert, Murray named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Photo by Jamie Squire/ More honors are coming the way of the Bolts’ promising rookies. On Tuesday, the Pro Football Writer’s of America announced their All-NFL and All-Rookie teams, and you won’t be surprised to see who headlines the laundry list of phenomenal rookies. Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was named the PFWA’s Offensive Rookie of the Year and overall Rookie of the Year, alongside Washington’s Chase Young who won Defensive Rookie of the Year. Herbert, the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, wasn’t expected to start from get go as a...
Jan 20, 2021
Chargers Daily Links: OL coach James Campen will not return in 2021

Chargers Daily Links: OL coach James Campen will not return in 2021

Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. If you were holding out hope that offensive line coach James Campen could be retained underneath new head coach Brandon Staley, I’m sorry to give you some bad news. According to Adam Schefter, Staley has made it known he plans to hire his own man to coach the position and Campen will get the opportunity to coach elsewhere in 2021. Veteran OL coach James Campen is available after one year with Chargers. New Chargers HC Brandon Staley is bringing in his own O-line...
Jan 20, 2021
Philip Rivers retires after 17 seasons

Philip Rivers retires after 17 seasons

San Diego Union-Tribune Rivers ends his career fifth in total passing yards and touchdowns. Well, shoot. It looks like the moment we’ve all been anticipating for some time has finally arrived. Former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, the G-rated talker and fiery competitor, is calling it a career after 17 seasons in the NFL — 16 with the Chargers — according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It’s just time,” the 39-year old told Acee late Tuesday night inside his home in Indianapolis. “I can sit here and say, ‘I can still throw it. I love...