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The Overrated Sack - Khaled Elsayed
Sure, for some people it can be a reward for consistent play, but many others benefit from people caring too much about a small sample size, or, in some cases, players are punished because people don’t pay enough attention to what they actually do on the field.
Is Titus Young worth claiming? - Bill Williamson
One of the first day of offseason, Detroit cut troubled but talented receiver Titus Young. The 2011 second-round pick has 81 career catches, but he has several issues in Detroit, including punching a teammate and then being told to stay away from the team because he purposely lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Alex Gibbs Teaches the Zone Blocking Scheme - Danny Kelly
Do you have the next six or ten hours free? Settle in and watch Alex Gibbs explain Zone Blocking, and major kudos to the first person that actually does this.
Bolts Madness: And the Winner Is.. - Ricky Henne
Over 12,000 votes were cast in the finals of our first ever Bolts Madness tournament. And after a month of head to head battles, a winner was determined. Watch the video below to find out the fan-approved Play of the Year.
Mailbag: What Will the Chargers Draft? - Ricky Henne
In our live chat with Telesco on Friday, he cleared up a misconception some of you had regarding his take on free agency. Telesco said while a draft and development approach will be a main focus of the team, he will be active in free agency to fill needs and supplement the current roster.
Chargers Great Walt Sweeney Passes Away - Ricky Henne
In honor of his 11 stellar seasons in San Diego, he was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame and was a member of the Bolts’ 50th anniversary team. Sweeney was also named to the AFL All-Time Second Team.
Team Needs & Roster Rankings - Evan Silva
Want a quick explanation for San Diego's 2012 offensive collapse? (The Chargers led the NFL in total offense as recently as 2010.) It all starts up front. $25 million left tackle Jared Gaither refused to play through pain, and when he wasn't in the lineup starting tackles Mike Harris and Jeromey Clary were turnstiles in pass protection. Philip Rivers began seeing ghosts in the pocket, sensing pass rush that wasn't there. San Diego needs to clean house at this position.