West Notes: Chargers, Berry, Fisher, 49ers - Sam Robinson
A combination of a love for San Diego, wanting to avoid a scenario where the Chargers are the Rams’ tenant in L.A., or possibly a future where the Bolts enter an uncertain period regarding who exactly their fanbase is may work in San Diego’s favor. But the city may need a miracle to keep the Chargers regardless of those factors since the stadium proposal was shot down so emphatically.
NFL Spending By Team Over Last Four Seasons - Zach Links
The NFLPA has released the official data on team spending over the last four seasons. The Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that each team must utilize 89% of the salary cap over two four-year periods, 2013-16 and 2017-20. As previously reported, the Raiders are the only team that has yet to satisfy that requirement for the closing period. The CBA also requires the league, as a whole, to spend 95% of the cap, in cash, for the same period. That requirement has been easily met.
TB-SD Grades: Bucs' Offseason Addition Robert Ayers Impresses - John Breitenbach
Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram could emerge as a dominant bookend pass-rushing pairing. On Sunday, though, they made a surprisingly minimal contribution. Ingram was unblockable early on, but faded badly. Ultimately, he finished the game with only one hit and three hurries from 27 rushes. Opposite him, Joey Bosa had his quietest game of his young career. He made only one stop, and generated only three combined QB pressures, in 49 total snaps.
Chargers can't stop constant flood of turnovers - Eric Williams
"That’s one of those things when you look at the team, and you look at the offense in particular, there aren’t a lot of teams stopping us. We’re stopping ourselves at critical times throughout the game -- whether it’s a penalty or a turnover -- we’re stopping ourselves."
Melvin Gordon says he needs to create more explosive plays - Eric Williams
"That one’s eating me alive," Gordon said. "If you want to be great, you’ve got to make that [play], somehow, someway you’ve got to make that run, and I didn’t. That’s where I have to get better."