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Fantasy Football Rankings and the Chargers: ESPN’s Mike Clay

Fantasy Football Rankings and the Chargers: ESPN’s Mike Clay

A look at fantasy rankings and how the Chargers players are viewed via ESPN’s Mike Clay I’ve become a big fan of ESPN’s Mike Clay over the last couple years. He has consistently been a fan of the Chargers, in fantasy and in real life, and continually has picked them to not only make the playoffs in ‘17 and ‘18, but to also challenge for a title. Although the hype he gave the team did not come to fruition last season, the attention he gave to the Chargers’ players in fantasy football was right on the money. In ESPN leagues (PPR scoring), here’s how the the Bolts’ players...
May 24, 2018
If you could add a former great to the current roster, who would it be?

If you could add a former great to the current roster, who would it be?

What past great from the Chargers would you add to the roster? A couple weeks ago a question was posed on if you could add a former great from your favorite team to the current roster, who would it be? I like to poke the bear so I jokingly said Drew Brees. You can go a number of different ways, though. With the recent injury news to Hunter Henry, I might slide prime Antonio Gates in there. I don’t care how much you love him or think he needs more chances, I’m replacing Melvin Gordon with that running back who wore #21 before you can finish saying LaDainian Tomlinson. Holy hell can you...
May 24, 2018
Daily Links: Philip Rivers Is Still an Incredibly Accurate Passer

Daily Links: Philip Rivers Is Still an Incredibly Accurate Passer

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Future 10 for the PFF's top 25 under 25 team - Austin GayleKing, the Los Angles Chargers’ fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, picked up right where he left off with the Iowa Hawkeyes in his debut season in the NFL a year ago. After earning an 86.6 overall grade in his final season at Iowa, King turned in an 86.5 overall grade as a rookie in 2017, which was propped up by favorable coverage (86.5) and run-defense (81.6) grades. Most accurate NFL QBs by separation in 2017 - Steve PalazzoloPhilip Rivers led the way in...
May 23, 2018
Should the Chargers Re-Sign Antonio Gates?

Should the Chargers Re-Sign Antonio Gates?

Should the Los Angeles Chargers re-sign Antonio Gates? Matthew Stanley: Yes, the chargers should re-sign Antonio Gates. However, it won’t completely solve things. It will help, but he most certainly will not replace what the team expected to get from Hunter Henry. Richard Wade: Reflexively, I want to say “yes,” but I’m not convinced that bringing back Gates is actually the right decision. He’s the greatest tight end in franchise history, but he is well past his prime and I don’t love the way that Philip Rivers still occasionally locked in on him last season. Jamie Hoyle: No, I...
May 23, 2018
Chargers UDFA Spotlight: OL Chris Durant

Chargers UDFA Spotlight: OL Chris Durant

Can this 4-year starter at Left Tackle beat the odds? In mid-April, I wrote about how the Chargers worked out Durant at his high-school prior to the NFL Draft. Turns out the Chargers liked him so much they made him one of their first pick-ups once the UDFA frenzy began. Durant was a four-year starter for the Tribe who amassed 36 career starts at the left tackle position. At 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, he possesses the prototypical size for a blindside protector and the necessary experience you want at such an important position. Before leaving campus, Durant was a three-time Third Team-All CAA...
May 23, 2018
Daily Links: Are the Chargers Super Bowl Contenders?

Daily Links: Are the Chargers Super Bowl Contenders?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Keenan Allen Impressed by Mike Williams - Ricky Henne“He wasn’t sure about all the plays (last season),” Allen explained. “This year, he acts like he’s been in the playbook. When he runs routes, he’s on depth. Today, he was more physical when he was getting pressed. He looked good.” Chargers should snag DT Johnathan Hankins - Gavino BorquezHankins is a player who has experience playing in the Giants’ 4-3 defense and the Colts’ 3-4 defense. During his 2017 campaign, he played well and was ranked as the No. 20...
May 22, 2018
BREAKING(my heart): Hunter Henry will miss 2018 with a torn ACL

BREAKING(my heart): Hunter Henry will miss 2018 with a torn ACL

How very Chargers... It seems the Chargers still have not been able to chase off the ACL eating demon that haunts the team. TE Hunter Henry has torn his ACL on day one of OTAs and will miss the entire 2018 season. Stunner from LA: Chargers’ TE Hunter Henry suffered a season-ending torn ACL today, per league source. Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched. Second opinion coming Wednesday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2018 With future HOFer Antonio Gates leaving the team this offseason, Hunter Henry was set to take the lions share of the snaps at TE this year....
May 21, 2018
NFL Top 100: 59 - Casey Hayward

NFL Top 100: 59 - Casey Hayward

Casey Hayward still can’t get no respect The NFL Network’s “Top 100” series continues today and Los Angeles Chargers Corner Casey Hayward came in at 59 overall. Hayward moved up the list compared to last year, but he is still too damn low on this list. Only moving up 5 spots from 64 last year is garbage. Who's the top corner in the league?"Top corner in the league? Casey Hayward." - @Keenan13Allen pic.twitter.com/KQKeznVc2t— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 22, 2018 When you look at what Hayward has done the last 2 years, the fact that he isn’t in the top 25, let...
May 21, 2018
Who Should Start at Safety for the Chargers This Season?

Who Should Start at Safety for the Chargers This Season?

Who do you guys think should be the starters at safety (and which roles should they play) for the Chargers in 2018? Matthew Stanley: Jahleel Addae at SS, he started to find his groove last year. I think there might be a problem at FS unless Rayshawn Jenkins becomes a thing, or Adrian Phillips learns how to cover, or they turn Desmond King into a free safety with Jason Verrett back (which I don’t agree with). Derwin James should not be playing center field, he’s too valuable closer to the LOS. Kyle Posey: Can you say Derwin at both? Ryan Doyle: I think the Chargers stick Derwin James at...
May 21, 2018
Daily Links: Can Derwin James Make an Immediate Impact?

Daily Links: Can Derwin James Make an Immediate Impact?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Film Room: Identifying how Derwin James will make an immediate impact - Brandon ThornPerhaps the most valuable part of James’ skill-set resides in his ability to play lockdown man coverage on tight ends, backs, and receivers from a wide variety of alignments. This first clip is against Miami, with the offense in a shotgun 2×2 formation and James aligned as the nickel linebacker in man coverage vs. their in-line tight end. Film Room: Identifying how Derwin James will make an immediate impact - Brandon ThornPerhaps the most...
May 20, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers One Signing Away From Contention

Los Angeles Chargers One Signing Away From Contention

The Chargers have the talent to compete in the AFC West. The franchise needs to make one more bold move to solidify their status as a top dog in the AFC. The Los Angeles Chargers have made headlines over the past few days. Both NFL executives and the mainstream media have boasted about the Chargers talented roster. However, the organization needs to make one more splash in free agency to become a true threat in the AFC. Former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins could put the Chargers defense over the top. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway believes Los Angeles...
May 20, 2018
Former Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Calls it a Career

Former Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Calls it a Career

Jackson made the call to officially hang them up on Friday. Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is calling it a career after 12 seasons in the NFL. Jackson, a second-round pick by the Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft, spent seven seasons with the Bolts where he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection that was known for his long-ball prowess and his knack for coming down with the contested catch. He spent the last five years of his career as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where was voted to the Pro Bowl for the final time following the 2012 season. On his career, Jackson amassed 540...
May 20, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How Much Longer Can Philip Rivers Play?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How Much Longer Can Philip Rivers Play?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Changing of the guard: A eulogy for an elite era of fantasy tight ends - Tyler LoecnerThese are historical runs. Gates’ peak was higher than Witten’s, but both players dominated for a long time. Gates produced three straight top overall finishes 2004-2006, and he was top-five every year 2004-2010. Not even Gronkowski has pulled off the three-peat. Gates added another second-place finish in 2014 for good measure. Top NFL wide receivers in contested catch situations - Michael RennerAllen finally getting through another full...
May 19, 2018
Draft Pick Spotlight: C/G Scott Quessenberry

Draft Pick Spotlight: C/G Scott Quessenberry

A quick look at what the new offensive linemen brings to the table for the Chargers The selection of former-UCLA center Scott Quessenberry, or “Q-Berry” as I like to call him, was a bit of a head-scratcher as the interior of the offensive line did not seem like the weak link amongst the team’s front five. If you were to ask just about anybody, they would tell you that the right tackle position was the spot needing a bit of reinforcement. However, in the fifth round, Tom Telesco and company pulled the trigger on the hometown kid and brought his childhood dream to life. Quessenberry...
May 19, 2018
Ah, Football... Music to My Ears!

Ah, Football... Music to My Ears!

A quick biography of Sam Spence, long-time composer for NFL Films Long before I ever watched my first NFL snap, I knew the work of Sam Spence. I didn’t know that I knew it, but it was one of those things that most Americans subconsciously recognize. Very much like my early appreciation for Mozart, Rossini, Chopin, and Strauss came, without my knowing, from Looney Tunes, NFL Films has inundated popular culture in such a way that even its sound cues are iconic. The man behind the music is Sam Spence, a titan of football if ever there was one. His work, much like the Immaculate Reception...