Early AFC West news and notes | ESPN The Chargers asserted their broadcast rights this weekend to make sure the Raiders’ preseason game could not be shown live in the Los Angeles market. I’m sure that makes Oakland fans even more fond of San Diego.
Chargers Team Report – 08/23/10 | BoltTalk Turner said the main emphasis of camp has been about being physical and developing a rugged demeanor. To date, the coach is pleased on both fronts. "I can’t be more excited about the things our players are doing," Turner said. "The physicalness, the attitude, and the way they came out and played in the first half. We blocked the run exceptionally well. We protected the quarterback. I can’t say enough about the way our defensive front is playing."
More on Rivers' tackle ... and his dive | SignOnSanDiego.com Asked about his one-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown in the first quarter, Rivers said the headset system used to receive the play call from head coach Norv Turner was down at the time and after two runs from inside the 5 by rookie Ryan Mathews, Rivers made the decision to go with the sneak.
Legend of Rivers grows | SignOnSanDiego.com When Philip Rivers took down Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church at the end of a second-quarter fumble return that almost everyone in the stadium figured was destined for the end zone, Rivers did more than stop a touchdown in a meaningless game. He showed with that head-on tackle exactly what he means to the Chargers -- beyond the NFL’s best passer rating (105.0) over the past two seasons.
Jackson will miss three or six games | SignOnSanDiego.com In an e-mail, a league spokesman confirmed what I wrote over the weekend -- that as long as Jackson signs his tender and reports by Sept. 4 (3 p.m. PT, the deadline for cutting down rosters to 53 players) he can serve his time on the Roster Exempt list and his suspension concurrently.
Are The Bolts Blind To Their Blind-Side Issue? | 619Sports Is the position significant? Kind of. So much so, in fact, they made a big-time movie about it last year in Hollywood. Won a bunch of awards. People loved it. Don’t know if the Chargers loved the movie, "The Blind Side," but it does seem that they are quite happy with their own. Blind side, that is. Really?
Who Are The 10 Most Annoying Humans In Pro Football? | SBNation.com LaDainian continues to "matter" and that's infuriating. Can we all just admit that he's insanely washed up and should probably retire? And it wasn't even a badass, spectacular injury that brought an end to his dominance. He just sort of stopped being good, and started pulling up lame with a hamstring injury every other game. And for two years now, we've been doing this awkward dance with his legacy, where we talk about him among the most explosive players in the game, even though Darren Sproles (Darren Sproles!) is making him look obsolete.