Offensive Line Rankings - Khaled Elsayed
Losing Nick Hardwick has hurt, with the centers replacing him combining for a -13.2 grade. Perhaps the bigger disappointment, though, comes from the guys either side of him and, with the interior not doing a good job of creating space for their quarterback to step up into. It makes the play of Rivers all the more remarkable.
10/7 BTB: Addae, Roster Moves & Mic'd Up Extras - Chargers.com Video
We break down the Bolts' roster moves from Tuesday and Jahleel Addae previews Sunday's matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
Chargers run game: Oliver is the twist - Kevin Acee (UT$)
What you do see in studying the game is that the Chargers didn’t do too much different, except Branden Oliver was quicker, stronger and more elusive than Donald Brown. (However, Brown did make his best run of the season in the first quarter, breaking a tackle and popping outside for 13 yards. And his seven yards on the next play made for his best back-to-back gains of the season, and the group execution to wall off a lane for him on that play was among the best of the season. Also, every one of Brown’s 26 total yards came after contact.)
Frank Reich likes grit of Chargers' offense - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
"When I was growing up," Reich said last week, "my dad always used to tell me, 'Frank, it's not a question of who’s the toughest. Anybody can be tough for one day or one game. Really, it comes down to, who’s the toughest for the longest.'
L.A. stadium smoke alarming for Bolts - Kevin Acee (UT$)
So there was a report over the weekend saying the NFL plans to have at least one team in Los Angeles in the next 12 to 24 months. And you want to say, "OK, find another sucker. We’ve heard this story before. Many times." But this isn’t Chicken Little.