BFTB Editorials

Is it too early to think about post-Rivers era?

Ruben asks if it's time to start looking for the heir apparent to Philip Rivers in this year's NFL Draft.

The San Diego Chargers should sign DeSean Jackson

Whether or not you think the San Diego Chargers should sign free agent WR DeSean Jackson to bolster their offense, they should.

An Open Letter to Ryan Mathews

The following is a fan's heart-felt public apology to San Diego Chargers' running back, Ryan Mathews.

The Chargers shouldn't sign every ex-Charger

Fans of the San Diego Chargers only watch the San Diego Chargers. So, when free agency rolls around, ex-Chargers are the only players they recognize. This doesn't mean those players should be targeted by the team.

Tom Telesco's Commitment to Consistency

When the San Diego Chargers re-signed LB Donald Butler on Friday, it showed that the team places a high value on retaining the players that the team has developed. That's something the former GM ignored more than once.

OPINION: The Perfect San Diego Chargers Offseason

What do the Chargers need to do over the next few months to build the team into a major contender?

Being a Chargers fan on the East Coast

Kirk Willison discusses what it's like being a long-distance Chargers fan.

The Pro Bowl is Terrible

The NFL's "Pro Bowl" event serves as the sport's all-star game, but is a travesty. The league probably won't ever get rid of it, but they should.

Five Things Learned During McCoy's First Season

Richard Wade breaks down the things that went right that he didn't expect going into the season.

DC John Pagano coached perhaps his best game

The San Diego Chargers badly outplayed the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and other thoughts.


The Chargers backed into the NFL playoffs

Look, I think we're all happy the Chargers are in the playoffs. But let's take a closer look at how they really got there, and if Mike McCoy deserves all the credit the media is heaping upon him.

The Missed Penalty: A History Lesson for Steelers

Reviewing how an egregious call against the Chargers may have helped the 2008 Steelers win the Super Bowl

Rooting for a Chargers Loss, Part 1: "Fans"

Part 1 in a 3 part series making the case that it's okay for Chargers fans to root against the San Diego Chargers, sometimes.

The UT's sales pitch for a new San Diego stadium

Doug Manchester and John Lynch, under the guise of a seemingly innocuous UT San Diego Editorial, have in fact started their latest push for a new stadium in earnest, behind Kevin Faulconer's candidacy for Mayor of San Diego.

Is the problem on defense talent or coaching?

Obviously, there is plenty wrong with the 2013 Chargers, but Kyle Posey breaks down the biggest problems facing the team moving forward.

Giving Mike McCoy The Credit He Deserves

San Diego Chargers rookie head coach Mike McCoy may not be perfect, but he's been really great at a few things and he's getting better at others. He appears to be the right guy to lead the team now and in the future.

The future of the Chargers with Mike McCoy is okay

Someone replaced resident angry person and "cantankerous" BFTB staff writer Nick Shepherd with someone who's singing kumbaya and enjoys rainbows and butterflies, and is hopeful about the future of the San Diego Chargers.

Keenan Allen: Chargers Team Leader?

San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen was called for a penalty on Sunday for taunting a Miami Dolphins cornerback. Many Chargers fans complained about it, but I see the positives in Allen's overconfidence.

How transparent should Mike McCoy be?

San Diego Chargers fans have been killing McCoy recently on this blog. We as fans do not like his answers as press conferences, or some of his decisions on the field, but honestly, would we be happier if he was publicly admitting his faults to us?

Mike McCoy: Ignorance or Incompetence?

San Diego Chargers rookie head coach Mike McCoy has hurt his team numerous times this season with conservative game management, but refuses to admit when he's wrong. Richard Wade will do that for him.

A Complaint Concerning Green's Playing Time

The San Diego Chargers are ignoring one of their most dynamic players, and offensive weapons, and none of the reasons for why they're doing it make any sense. It's time to unleash Ladarius Green.

Coaching: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Reviewing the coaching by Mike McCoy, Ken Whisenhunt, John Pagano and the rest of the San Diego Chargers staff in the team's loss to the Washington Redskins.

The trade the Chargers should have made

San Diego Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco missed an easy opportunity to improve the 2013 team and help himself in the 2014 offseason. Let's hope he learns from this mistake.

Whose fault will it be if the Chargers leave town?

Chargers fans don't trust the Spanos family, and not without reason. For almost 30 years, this lack of trust (along with a helping of cavalier disregard) is fundamentally why the Chargers can't get the support for a new stadium.

It's Raider week! Embrace your hate.

Divisional foes are always hated. One of the divisional foes, though is WORTHY of that hate. It has nothing to do with who is good or the most dangerous team. The Chargers have one rival, and it is a team that demands to be hated by Bolts' fans.

Who had an uglier game: John Pagano or Mike McCoy?

Apparently, the Chargers can't win without, at least, most of their starters. Also, Mike McCoy isn't perfect.

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