Gates still not healthy; was right about rookie TE - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Toomer, 27, has very good speed and significant know-how after working with the Seahawks, Cowboys, Raiders and Rams, whose top coaches included several well-regarded defensive instructors. Injuries in his NFL career derailed Toomer, a fifth-round choice of Seattle’s who, at 234 pounds, posted an astounding 42-inch vertical jump coming out of Idaho in 2012.
The Charger Flying Under the Radar on Defense - Ricky Henne
"You love Tenny’s energy and the way he really played," McCoy said about the win over Denver. "I’m really pleased. Tenny chased (Trevor Siemian) down on the one boot and forced him to throw that ball away a little earlier than he wanted to. That is all about attitude and effort. That is the way Tenny plays. Tenny is one of those players that when he is on the field he makes sure every rep counts; he doesn’t take a play off ever."
What You Missed in the Win Over the Broncos - Ricky Henne
Henry ran a smooth route out of a three-tight end formation, but it was Dontrelle Inman’s blocking that helped him pick up a greater chunk of yardage. The wide receiver known for his downfield blocking engaged CB Aqib Talib near the 15-yard line, pushing him all the way back to the five before S Darian Stewart managed to get over there to finally force Henry out of bounds.
Chargers to face NFL's top-ranked offense in Atlanta - Eric Williams
"Right now they’ve got one of the hottest offenses in the league," Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said. "They’re very explosive, with the yards and everything they’ve got, the talented players that he’s [Ryan] got on his team.
Chargers TE Antonio Gates still dealing with hamstring injury - Eric Williams
"I’m not at 100 percent. But it’s adequate at what I can try and get done, and what we can accomplish as a team from an offensive standpoint. Just being able to be out there, and hopefully they account for me -- that actually helps the play-calling and gives other guys opportunities to make plays."
DEN-SD grades: Rookies shine in low-scoring SD win - Michael Renner
This isn’t your 2015 Chargers run defense or anything close to resembling it. San Diego finally has the horses up front to not only limit a run game, but stop it in its tracks. Outside of a few runs late in the game, the Broncos running backs had nowhere to go for most of the game. A big reason for their defensive success was the rookie duo of Joey Bosa and Jatavis Brown. Brown had a huge sack and forced fumble down the stretch while Bosa was consistently applying pressure throughout the game with five hurries and a hit.