Chargers Notes: Freeney, Los Angeles, San Diego - Zach Links
"I have aspirations to play, but the thing is I have to be in the right situation for me. I can’t get put in a situation where I’m running away from the ball. I want to run toward the guy with the ball more than I’m running away." Freeney had 3.5 sacks for the Chargers in 16 games last year and was credited with the third-most quarterback hurries by Pro Football Focus among 3-4 outside linebackers.
Offseason rewind: Melvin Gordon should improve outside run game - Eric Williams
One way Gordon can contribute right away is using his speed and explosion to stretch the defense on outside runs, setting up a couple plays for San Diego’s offense in the process. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Chargers ranked No. 29 in the NFL last season in yards per carry running outside the tackles (3.7) and were one of two teams without a rush TD outside the tackles (Titans).
Rookie Impact: 2014 CBs - Ben Stockwell
The 2014 class was somewhat of a tease with some impressive displays on limited playing time such as Jason Verrett (+8.1 overall, 230 snaps).
Specialists Week - Punters - Gordon McGuinness
Mike Scifres was the only punter in the league with an outside the numbers percentage below 10%, with just 6.1% of his open field punts having an impact point outside the numbers.
The Smart Football Glossary - Chris B. Brown
Football is bathed in jargon. Other sports have their wonky terms but anyone who even casually watches a football game is bombarded with a cascade of code words, while even experienced fans usually can’t make heads or tails of what coaches and players say to each other on the sidelines. Some of this is inherent in a game made up of a few seconds of action interrupted by breaks for communication.