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Chargers 90-in-90: QB Cardale Jones

Chargers 90-in-90: QB Cardale Jones

Trading a seventh-round pick for Jones prior to the 2017 season was very intriguing at the time since the only other quarterback besides Philip Rivers that Chargers fans were used to seeing was Kellen Clemens. Once the trade was done, members of the media were interested to see if this was the beginning of a new offensive blueprint designed by newly-hired head coach Anthony Lynn. After two full seasons, Jones has unfortunately found himself cozy on the practice squad with no real chance of making a meaningful impact with this team. Will he slowly slink away into obscurity, or will Jones...
Jun 16, 2019
Four Chargers land among PFF’s Best 50 heading into 2019

Four Chargers land among PFF’s Best 50 heading into 2019

The fine folks over at Pro Football Focus recently released their Top 50 NFL Players for the 2019 season and the Chargers (unsurprisingly) are tied for 2nd with four players named to the list. It’s also no surprise to hear that three of the four players listed are members of the JackBoyz, the team’s confidence-oozing group of defensive backs. For your viewing pleasure, I went ahead and compiled the four selections, along with what PFF had to say about each, below: (Note: The rankings are not in order of grades, i.e., lowest to highest.) 44. Desmond King “Like (Ryan) Ramczyk,...
Jun 16, 2019
Daily Links: How does Philip Rivers’ supporting cast stack up?

Daily Links: How does Philip Rivers’ supporting cast stack up?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. What Father's Day Means to Chargers Dads - Hayley ElwoodFootball is family.For many players on the Chargers, this specifically rang true over the last few months, as a bevy of Bolts babies were born from the start of the 2018 season to as recently as a couple weeks ago. Some of these players became first-time dads, while others welcomed new additions to their growing families. Happy Father's Day From the Newest Baby Bolts - Chargers.com (gallery)Join us in celebrating our Bolt dads and get to know the newest Charger...
Jun 15, 2019
Dylan Cantrell Primed For Breakout Campaign

Dylan Cantrell Primed For Breakout Campaign

When former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams signed a wealthy free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, it left an apparent hole on the remaining depth chart. Williams was a consistent, effective producer over the past three seasons with the Chargers, racking up 2,440 yards and 16 touchdowns over that time. One aspect that Williams brought to the offense was his size and length at 6’4 and 205 pounds. Thriving in the intermediate and deep portions of the field, Williams fit in beautifully next to the polished route runner Keenan Allen. The Chargers have been planning...
Jun 14, 2019
Daily Links: Can Trevor Williams win his starting job back?

Daily Links: Can Trevor Williams win his starting job back?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. The Legend of Visor Phil - Chargers.com (video)Minicamp introduced the Charger community to the newest additions to the team, and maybe a new look for an old face. Breaking down the fantasy stock of the top RBs by elusive rating - Scott BarrettLast season Ekeler ranked seventh, Gordon ninth in elusive rating. Ekeler was also our sixth-highest-graded running back last season, with Gordon was right behind him in seventh. Gordon is being drafted as a top-six pick but I think there’s a legitimate risk (not being...
Jun 13, 2019
LT Russell Okung may be out until training camp or beyond

LT Russell Okung may be out until training camp or beyond

Well, the hits just keep coming for the team and their chronic offensive line problem. After today’s mini camp practice, head coach Anthony Lynn said that there has been no new update on Russell Okung’s “undisclosed” injury. Lynn provided no update on LT Russell Okung, who missed this week's minicamp with an undisclosed injury. The Chargers do not know if Okung will be ready for training camp in July.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) June 13, 2019 I don’t know if it’s that time yet, but the Chargers have got to be eyeing the PANIC button by now. Without Okung ready and...
Jun 13, 2019
Rayshawn Jenkins down weight, ready to play some FS

Rayshawn Jenkins down weight, ready to play some FS

Throughout the 2018 season, fans got to see just a smidge of former fourth-round pick Rayshawn Jenkins. He was drafted as a safety, but saw most of his playing time as a linebacker in their sub-packages, although he wound up being the team’s starting free safety during their two playoff games when they trotted out seven defensive backs. At that time, however, Jenkins was a stout 220 pounds. Without any news of it, he quietly gained weight over the offseason and was eyeing a potential fit at dime linebacker, not unlike Adrian Phillips’ recent role. However, with the team moving on from...
Jun 12, 2019
Chargers sign 2nd round pick Nasir Adderley

Chargers sign 2nd round pick Nasir Adderley

On Wednesday afternoon, the Chargers announced they have officially signed their second-round pick, Nasir Adderley. Adderley was a one of, if not, the top safety prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft. Often mocked as a late first-round selection, the former Delaware Blue Hen found himself available on day two when the Bolts scooped him up with the 60th overall selection. Tuesdays at the office. #BleedBlue302 @Chargers @NasirAdderley pic.twitter.com/ePwPHVf2se— Delaware Football (@DelawareFB) June 11, 2019 While at Delaware, Adderley had 11 career interceptions, returning two of them for...
Jun 12, 2019
Daily Links: Can Dan Feeney recover from his terrible 2018 season?

Daily Links: Can Dan Feeney recover from his terrible 2018 season?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp are prime candidates to bounce back - Faustino FelixWhile their first season can be considered a success (at least in Feeney’s case), 2018 is most certainly a disappointment. Feeney regressed in a big way and while he started all 16 games, he was graded as one of the worst starters in the league. His deteriorated play, along with other factors, cost the Chargers some big games, including the divisional round loss against the New England Patriots. Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie...
Jun 11, 2019
Breaking: Chargers sign 1st round pick Jerry Tillery

Breaking: Chargers sign 1st round pick Jerry Tillery

Chargers lock up their top 2019 pick The Chargers have signed their 1st round pick DE Jerry Tillery, avoiding any hold out. OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL. ⚡️→ https://t.co/kq316W26YS pic.twitter.com/KjcI8JtUTH— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 11, 2019 Tillery can now focus on football, which is good news for the Chargers. He is recovering from his shoulder procedure but all signs point to him being ready to roll when training camp rolls around. The Chargers need him to produce quickly so being able to get him on the practice field and keeping all distractions out of his head will...
Jun 11, 2019
Chargers 90-in-90: TE Sean Culkin

Chargers 90-in-90: TE Sean Culkin

At the time, Sean Culkin was one of the biggest surprises to make the team after he went undrafted in the 2017 draft. He barely had any experience as a pass-catcher at the collegiate level and he was attempting to stick with a team that has a well-documented history of utilizing the tight end as a pass-catcher. Against the odds, the former UDFA, and all of his luscious, golden locks, made the team alongside other former UDFAs in cornerback Michael Davis and running back Austin Ekeler. Both of whom have made huge impacts with the team since then. Culkin luckily lands in a fairly safe spot...
Jun 11, 2019
The Lightning Round Podcast #183: Training Camp Battles - Part 1

The Lightning Round Podcast #183: Training Camp Battles - Part 1

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back to cover Training Camp position battles. With Training Camp looming the Lightning Round Podcast is getting you ready for camp by breaking down position group battles for the Chargers. The groups mentioned are: Quarterbacks, Running Backs/Fullbacks, Tight Ends and Wide Receivers. The guys cover the competitions on Offense giving insight on the depth chart and some interesting battles that will play out into the 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. This is Part...
Jun 11, 2019
The 4th Down Bot Vs. 2018: Third Quarter

The 4th Down Bot Vs. 2018: Third Quarter

How did the Chargers fare in the most pivotal down in football last year? If you missed the Prologue, you can read about the Rebirth of the 4th Down Bot HERE. For everyone else, we’re going to jump right in to the data to see how the LA Chargers did against the odds in 2018. 2018: Week 1: 4/7 (57.1%) Week 2: 3/6 (50.0%) Week 3: 6/6 (100.0%)* A 1/6 correction noted between bot 1.0 and 2.0! Week 4: 6/8 (75.0%) 2018 1st Quarter season stats: 19/27 (70.3%) agreement Week 5: 3/5 (60.0%) Week 6: 6/6 (100.0%) Week 7: 3/5 (60.0%) Week 9: 7/7 (100.0%) 2018 2nd Quarter season stats: 19/23...
Jun 11, 2019
Daily Links: Can Sean Culkin make a real impact?

Daily Links: Can Sean Culkin make a real impact?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Philip Rivers reflects on 2018: ‘Could’ve gone undefeated or 6-10’ - Gavino Borquez“We could have won them all. Like, we could have gone undefeated. We could have. And we also could have gone 6-10,” Rivers told XTRA 1360’s Jon Schaeffer. Chargers Primed to Finish Offseason on High Note - Ricky Henne“I’m pleased with how the offseason has gone so far,” said Casey Hayward. “It’s early, and we haven’t even put any pads on. We won’t (until) the real camp in July. But everyone is passing the eye...
Jun 10, 2019
Chargers should have the NFL’s best defense in 2019

Chargers should have the NFL’s best defense in 2019

With the sheer size of NFL rosters, there are guaranteed to be weaknesses somewhere, and the Chargers are no exception this year, (looking at you, offensive line) but hiding your weakness is very different depending which side of the ball you’re looking at. Offensively, you can’t always hide a quarterback’s deficiencies, but there are measures that can be taken to avoid them rearing their head more often than they need to. Playbooks that employ higher percentage throws, shorter drops, route concepts that require less anticipation, read-option to freeze the defense etc. Arm strength,...