SDBR Q-A: Is Prewitt the Answer at Safety? - Michael Lombardo
Cody Prewitt put himself on San Diego’s radar with a monster junior season in which he recorded six interceptions, seven pass break-ups and two forced fumbles. Those numbers fell off as a senior (three INTs, two PBUs and no FFs), but Prewitt still authored some huge plays, including a 75-yard pick-six against Texas A&M.
Chargers should pursue speed WR - Matt Williamson (Insider)
1. Add a speed wide receiver -- possibly Torrey Smith Rivers needs help on the perimeter.
Keenan Allen is an excellent young player, but he isn't going to be confused with receivers such as Julio Jones or Dez Bryant in terms of his physical abilities. This group of wideouts doesn't have a player who has the pure deep speed to truly threaten defenses downfield. Rivers might not have quite the arm strength he once did, but it wasn't long ago he was among the best deep passers in the league.
Where QB tiers were right, wrong - Mike Sando (Insider)
The 15 quarterbacks who finished in the top two tiers kept their starting jobs (Foles, the lowest-ranked starter in the second tier, lost his job to injury). Ten of the 17 quarterbacks voted into the third and fourth tiers lost their jobs for performance-related reasons. Three others -- Carson Palmer, Sam Bradford and Matt Cassel -- wound up suffering season-ending injuries. That left only Cam Newton, Alex Smith, Andy Dalton and Ryan Tannehill standing from the lower tiers.
Which NFL teams will rise, fall in 2015? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Pencil the Chiefs for 10 wins, one more than last year. Apply an eraser if they lose NFL sack leader Justin Houston, an unrestricted free agent, and again get no touchdowns catches from a wide receiver. Ranking 29th in salary cap space hurts, but the Chiefs expect to have 11 draft picks into the spring.
Untweetable: Moores, Dee, Coryell, council - Kevin Acee (UT$)
I can't wait until Nick Hardwick is the offensive line coach at whatever high school Philip Rivers ends up as head coach one day. That team is going to kick butt, take names and have fun doing it. The players will learn what it takes to win and how to become a man. I just wonder what will happen when they play Eric Weddle’s team.
Will Obama tax plan sack Chargers stadium? - Roger Showley & Lori Weisberg (UT$)
A new Chargers stadium could cost more if a proposal buried in President Barack Obama’s new budget becomes law. That’s because professional sports facilities would no longer be able finance projects with lower-cost, tax-exempt municipal bonds starting Jan. 1. The fiscal 2016 budget projects that the Treasury could reap a $542 million windfall from the proposal over the next 10 years.