Grading Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco - UTSanDiego VIDEO (paywall)
Sports columnist Kevin Acee, Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken, and Mighty 1090 show host Darren Smith discuss whether Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco have done a good job with the handling of injuries and roster moves in this week's Chargers Roundtable.
Keys to the Game: Chargers vs. Chiefs - Ricky Henne
It sounds simple, but the Bolts acknowledge they need to do a much better job tackling. Last week against Miami was their poorest performance of the season in that regard, most notably on Charles Clay’s 39-yard touchdown. The team always places an emphasis on bringing down the ball career, but Defensive Coordinator John Pagano reiterated the need to improve in that area:
Game Riffs: Lucky Number Fourteen - Mike Tanier
The Chargers are like a Broncos Starter Kit. Philip Rivers is a mini-Manning who barks orders and sprays passes to open spots on the field. The Chargers offense is Broncos-like until the 20-yard line, then reverts to 1976 Buccaneers mode in the red zone so opponents don't get too discouraged. The Chargers defense is also weak tea Broncos, but because opponents don't have to play catch-up as often with the Chargers settling for 27-yard field goals, it does not force as many turnovers.
Why Baylor Is Porn For Football Nerds - Rivers McCown
Our focus has always been that we're gonna be the standard, we're gonna do what we do and do it as well as anyone does it, and we're not gonna have any excuses or comparisons along the way. That's our motto: no excuses, no comparisons, and no compromises.
3TFO: Chargers @ Chiefs, Week 12 - Thomas Maney
Houston doesn’t need much praise at this point; his +30.9 overall grade and 74 combined pressures give an adequate picture of how well he’s played this season, not to mention that he’s coming off of a monster game in Denver. Clary will have to be wary of more than just an outside speed rush, given that 15.8% of Houston’s pressure has come via bull rush.