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Is there a chance the Chargers trade Denzel Perryman?

Is there a chance the Chargers trade Denzel Perryman?

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The former second-round pick may be on his way out. The folks over at Bleacher Report have constantly been updating a handful of evergreen articles over the past few months regarding their NFL coverage. Some of them have focused on teams’ biggest priority signings, their weakest position groups, and potential breakout stars. In their most recent revision, author Kristopher Knox listed his current players from each franchise that he believes has the highest chance of getting traded in the near future. For the Chargers, that player is linebacker Denzel...
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Chargers Daily Links: Which Big Ten/Pac 12 player fits best with the Bolts?

Chargers Daily Links: Which Big Ten/Pac 12 player fits best with the Bolts?

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have officially called off fall sports in 2020. That means there’s a good chance more and more players opt-out of a potential season in the spring to focus all their efforts on getting drafted in 2021. Without any new film on these prospects, a lot of their evaluations will have to be based off their 2019 film. As for now, media member and draft analysts alike are already attempting to pair prospects from both conferences with teams for 2021. In Bleacher...
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Staying healthy is Derwin James’ #1 priority in 2020

Staying healthy is Derwin James’ #1 priority in 2020

Photo by Cindy Ord/ for SiriusXM The star safety missed 11 games in 2019 due to a prior screw bending inside of his foot. What’s going on everyone? I’m back with another edition of my notes and thoughts from the team’s latest Zoom call. On Wednesday afternoon, we got to talk with safety Derwin James. As we come to expect, he was confident and smiling all the way through. He’s one of my favorite Chargers to talk to and I’m looking forward to hearing from him after the season starts. Enjoy! Derwin James says Anthony Lynn still hasn't given him his sunglasses back. #Chargers...
Aug 13, 2020
B/R ranks Chargers among top defenses

B/R ranks Chargers among top defenses

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Is top seven still not enough respect for this unit? The praise for the Chargers’ defense just keeps coming. This time, they make Bleacher Report’s latest list of the top seven defenses in the NFL. From seventh to first, here are their top units: 7.) New Orleans Saints6.) Los Angeles Chargers5.) Denver Broncos4.) San Francisco 49ers3.) Chicago Bears2.) Pittsburgh Steelers1.) Baltimore Ravens Sixth isn’t too shabby, but some could argue that they deserve to be higher than one or two teams currently ranked above them. Author Chris Roling starts his blurb on...
Aug 13, 2020
Chargers Daily Links: What do you want to see on episode two of ‘Hard Knocks’?

Chargers Daily Links: What do you want to see on episode two of ‘Hard Knocks’?

Photo by Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. The first episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks was so excellent that I got fairly upset when the final credits started to roll. I cannot wait for next weekend and I’m sure you all feel the same. With that in mind I thought I’d ask all of you what you’d like to see more or less of when episode two airs next Tuesday. It can involve a player/coach, a certain situation like practice or in the weight room, or maybe you just want to see more of the players outside...
Aug 12, 2020
Chargers 90-in-90: TE Donald Parham

Chargers 90-in-90: TE Donald Parham

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The monolithic tight end could be the Bolts’ new red zone threat. Donald is a large dude. Like, really. He’s a true 6’8. Not 6’7 and some change. Not 6’6 plus the inch you get from cleats, a true 6’8. So now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the Lakeland, Florida native and how he went from being a one-year player in high school to being the best tight end in the short-lived 2020 XFL season. Parham’s first season playing football was as a senior at Lake Gibson High School. In that lone season, he recorded just 13 catches for 234...
Aug 12, 2020
Chargers drop in Football Outsiders’ latest under-25 talent rankings

Chargers drop in Football Outsiders’ latest under-25 talent rankings

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Too many players celebrated their 25th birthday’s this offseason. For the last few years, the Chargers have been synonymous with young and budding talent. The combination of Joey Bosa and Hunter Henry getting drafted in 2016, Austin Ekeler getting signed in 2017, and Derwin James dropping to the Bolts in 2018 have kept this team in the group of franchises with obvious potential in the coming years. Most recently, the Bolts were ranked ninth in Football Outsiders’ latest list by Scott Spratt. In this edition of the rankings, they’ve dropped considerably...
Aug 12, 2020
Hard Knocks recap: Embracing chaos one day at a time

Hard Knocks recap: Embracing chaos one day at a time

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ HBO does it again with a gripping first episode of Hard Knocks. The first episode of Hard Knocks: Los Angeles premiered last night and it. Was. AWESOME. The producers, Liev Schreiber, and everyone involved absolutely killed episode one. A big round of applause to everyone. Oh, my favorite part you ask? Well, this was pretty cool if I’m being honest: My #HardKnocks debut pic.twitter.com/7cyxvxVEmi— Michael Peterson (@ZoneTracks) August 12, 2020 Momma, your son made it to HBO...kind’ve. It’s better than nothing! But other than my entire life...
Aug 12, 2020
Chargers Daily Links: First impressions of the Hard Knocks premiere

Chargers Daily Links: First impressions of the Hard Knocks premiere

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Last night was the premiere of season 14 of HBO’s Hard Knocks featuring both the Chargers and Rams of Los Angeles. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for. The episode was multi-faceted, infusing the serious and grave tone that we’ve all come to expect from existing within a pandemic for five months with some much-needed comic relief to make sure we all took a deep breath and laughed before the end credits began to roll. All the usual suspects were in there:...
Aug 11, 2020
Open Thread: Hard Knocks Episode One

Open Thread: Hard Knocks Episode One

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ This is where it starts. Tonight’s premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks: Los Angeles is set to begin at the top of the hour. Finally, actual, real football content will be on our screens. All the players, coaches, sights, and sounds that we’ve missed so much will be there and I simply cannot wait. Feel free to use this thread as a place to talk about the show while we’re all watching. Have a blast and Go Chargers!
Aug 11, 2020
First Hard Knocks clip of 2020 features Casey Hayward

First Hard Knocks clip of 2020 features Casey Hayward

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Chargers make their 2020 Hard Knocks debut on Tuesday night Hard Knocks: Los Angeles debuts on HBO tonight but they released their first actual clip of the season on Tuesday morning. This is our first chance to see a player get a COVID-19 test, the same one that will be administered many thousands of times in the NFL this season, and the recipient was a wary Casey Hayward. He had gotten a nasal COVID test before and did not love it, so the Chargers cornerback was hesitant to receive the swab even though it will be a routine part of life in the league for at...
Aug 11, 2020
Mask up so the Chargers can ball out

Mask up so the Chargers can ball out

Fanatics Fanatics just dropped some new masks in new colors. Fanatics just released a few more options for Chargers face masks and these are a bit more contemporary than the original one released in white of this style. I purchased that original and personally wished at the time that there were colors that didn’t make it seem so “hospital-like.” The two new colors, black and powder blue, are much more my style and the black is definitely the neutral color most people prefer. We’re on the right path to have NFL football this season. Be smart, mask up, and let’s do our part in...
Aug 11, 2020
Chargers Daily Links: How To Watch Hard Knocks

Chargers Daily Links: How To Watch Hard Knocks

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Tonight is the night you’ve all been waiting for. HBO debuts Hard Knocks: Los Angeles later today and the shows premiere brings with it a sense of rebirth. Both teams unveiled new uniforms this offseason, combined with the fact they’ll both be entering their first seasons playing together in their new home, SoFi Stadium. Overall, it’s another opportunity to kick things off on the right foot in 2020. A preseason unlike any other...#HardKnocks premieres Tuesday at 10 pm ET/PT...
Aug 10, 2020
Chargers land 2 on list of best players at each number

Chargers land 2 on list of best players at each number

Photo by Rob Carr/ Can Mike Williams take the needed next step in his career? One of the most popular discussions among us football folk is the “greatest players at every jersey number.” This is usually discussed in terms of all-time greats, but CBS Sports and NFL analyst Cody Benjamin is shrinking the player pool to only include players currently playing. Among the 99 players included, the Chargers managed to land just two players on the list: Austin Ekeler for #30 and Mike Williams for #81. Benjamin on the selection of Ekeler: “Todd Gurley and James Conner are more complete when...
Aug 10, 2020
Former Charger Jatavis Brown retires from NFL

Former Charger Jatavis Brown retires from NFL

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Brown was a fifth-round draft pick of the Chargers back in 2016. On Sunday afternoon, it was reported that former Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown had announced his decision to retire from the NFL following a four-year career with the Chargers. #Eagles LB Jatavis Brown has retired. A free-agent this off-season from the #Chargers, he was placed on the Reserve/Retired list.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 9, 2020 Brown was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2016 draft out of the University of Akron. He was a very productive player in college, accumulating...