Bolts to play sans Jackson, McNeill - Kevin Acee
"We are trying to build a championship team, and losing the services of both Vincent and Marcus just made that more difficult — but not impossible. In due time, Coach (Norv) Turner will name two new starters. We will rally as a team, compete and try to win as many games as we can."
Offensive Drop Rate - Bill Barnwell
Last week, I took a look at Defensive Drops and their relatively transient nature; today, it's time for a look at drops from the other side of the ball.
Position group salary analysis - Bill Barnwell (ESPN Insider)
At quarterback, the salary peak was hit in Southern California. San Diego led the league in spending at the game's most important position, with a large majority of that money tied up in a contract extension for Philip Rivers. (The New York Giants, who gave Eli Manning a similarly mammoth extension, were second.) The Chargers ended up with the league's highest passing DVOA for a second consecutive season, so it's hard to argue that it wasn't money well spent.
"Chargers, their RFAs not alone" by Bolts Bulletin
Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill are evidently not the only restricted free agents prepared to go down the holdout road. And the Chargers are not the only team that will reduce their salaries.