3TFO: Colts @ Chargers, Week 6 - Scott Hanson
he Colts have gotten some quality play out of both tackle spots, but the rest of the line has been a mess. Due in large part to the interior of the line, the Colts rank 28th in Pass Blocking Efficiency as a team at 69.4. The run blocking hasn’t exactly been stellar either, as Samson Satele (-4.2) and Mike McGlynn (-6.5) have been quite bad. All that has contributed to Trent Richardson gaining just 1.04 yards before contact on average.
Radio Interview with Greg Cosell - Kevin O'Connell
NFL Matchups Greg Cosell on what he sees from the Chargers offense, why the defense is the biggest challenge & why Andrew Luck could be one of the best ever.
"League of Denial": Five Takeaways - Patrick Hruby
Time magazine’s supposed Man Who Will Save Football has presided over some of the league’s most dissonant moments. Goodell and his deputies ran meetings where league-affiliated doctors and scientists dismissed and openly mocked independent researchers who happened to be telling, you know, the truth. The commissioner personally barred Eleanor Perfetto, the wife of a former player with dementia, from attending a meeting of retired players.
NFL Game Riffs: Week 6 - Mike Tanier
Using these data points, we can safely predict the optimum moment when the biorhythms of Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Jarret Johnson and other critical Chargers players are at apogee. It is 9:48 p.m. Eastern, 6:48 Pacific. If they want to be at their absolute best for a 1 p.m. kickoff, they will have to play in Guam. Look for the Chargers to play well in the first half on Monday, then go quietly into that dark night.
Double Coverage: Colts at Chargers - Eric Williams & Mike Wells
A year ago, you could certainly argue that Rivers was on the downside of his career. He had 47 turnovers through the 2011 and 2012 seasons, second-most in the NFL. But Rivers experienced a rebirth in McCoy's up-tempo offense. As you mentioned, he's fourth in the NFL in passing yards (1,610), second in passing touchdowns (13) and second in completion percentage (73.8 percent) -- proving at 31 years old there's still some tread left on the tires.
Ex-Colt Guy ready to face former team - Eric Williams
"I can’t wait," Guy said. "I spent almost a year and a half playing against those guys in practice, so if they activate me, it’s going to be fun going against those familiar faces again."
Depth at edge rusher an issue for Chargers - Eric Williams
But inside linebacker Bront Bird said he could play outside linebacker in a pinch. At 6-4 and 250 pounds, Bird has the length to rush the passer off of the edge. The third-year pro out of Texas Tech started the first two games of the regular season at inside linebacker with Manti Te'o nursing a foot injury, and has 19 tackles in five games.