Mark Fabiani: "The earliest football could be played in Carson is 2019." - Mighty1090AM (Audio)
Special Counsel to the San Diego Chargers, Mark Fabiani joined the Scott & BR show on Friday for nearly a half-hour to field difficult questions from Scott (and Linda!) regarding the team’s perceived unwillingness to work with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his CSAG group.
D.J. Fluker bringing message of encouragement to Mobile football camp in June - Mark Inabinett
"It's all about giving back to the community," Fluker said in a telephone interview on Friday. "It's about giving kids something constructive to do with their time and something to look forward to. And not only that, but to give them encouragement that, Hey, I can be a great baseball player or basketball player or whatever they want to be."
Philip Rivers trade dead? Titans willing to deal No. 2 - Peter King
Just a gut feeling after lots of time calling around over the weekend. Now, I do think the Titans and Chargers will talk this week, but I don’t see a smart match; moreover, as I’ve written all along, San Diego definitely does not want to trade Rivers, and I believe the Chargers have never been told Rivers won’t sign a contract in San Diego beyond this year—though he does not want to currently. I believe Tennessee would want more than the 33-year-old quarterback for the second pick in the draft, and if I’m San Diego GM Tom Telesco, I’m not willing to offer any more. Rivers is a sure thing, for three to five years anyway. Marcus Mariota is 12 years younger, but is not a sure thing.
Rivers, Mariota or bust for the Chargers - Kevin Acee (UT$)
The team has shown an interest in draft-eligible quarterbacks that is unprecedented during Rivers’ tenure. Tom Telesco says it is the team doing its homework. That is something for which you have to applaud the general manager and his staff. Perhaps the greatest principle of the Telesco-Mike McCoy regime has been preparedness.
Chargers smart to delay Weddle extension - Matt Calkins (UT$)
To observe this with your heart is to watch the Bolts slap Weddle in his forever furry face. But to observe it with your head is to watch them take the necessary course of action.
The Saints, the Draft, and the Winner's Curse - Chris Bouton
In the spring of 1999, New Orleans Saints head coach Mike Ditka desperately wanted to draft Texas running back Ricky Williams. Ditka did not believe that Williams would fall to the Saints, who held the 12th pick. So he sought a trade partner. The Washington Redskins, owners of the fifth pick, proved willing to move down. Ditka then facilitated one of the most infamous trades in NFL draft history, trading away all six of his picks in the 1999 draft. To sweeten the pot, Ditka included the Saints' first- and third-round picks in 2000 as well.