Projecting top WR prospects in 2016 NFL draft - Nathan Forster (insider)
Coleman has a monster projection. As a junior, Coleman gained 1,363 receiving yards and caught an eye-popping 20 receiving touchdowns. Because Baylor passed the ball only 389 times in 2016, Coleman scored a touchdown on 5.1 percent of Baylor's passes. That's an incredible ratio, which has been topped by only four elite players: Randy Moss, Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, and Larry Fitzgerald. Coleman also tested out well physically, posting a position-best 40.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL combine.
Mike McCoy believes Chargers can go from worst to first in AFC West - Eric Williams
"It’s not just one phase or one area. You look at that 3-9 record -- there’s opportunities where maybe you have a foolish penalty somewhere, give up a sack at a critical time or don’t make a sack at a critical time. There’s so many things that go into it, and we all have to do our jobs better. When the game is on the line, we have to perform better."
Spanos should rap NFL's China-Germany bid - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Item No. 1 this morning is the trial balloon NFL owners have floated about transplanting real games, one apiece, to Germany in 2017 and China 2018. Undecided is which teams would play. The NFL has awarded England three games for this year. Follow the American money to see why this is a bad idea. The NFL arm-twists American municipalities into paying millions of dollars for football palaces. The League also enjoys de facto anti-trust status from American courts. Now the lords aim to move games to Germany and China?
Chargers Stadium Plan: Pitfalls and Possibilities - Derek Togerson
However, the way the Bolts are going about it is ripe with potential pitfalls. Before we all get too excited about the possibility of finally getting a new facility that would keep the NFL in San Diego for at least another 30 years it will be wise to ask a few questions that will (hopefully) be answered in the next few days.
Chargers stadium plan: sudden advantage, much to like - The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board (UT$)
We’re reserving judgment until we see the entire plan, but there’s much to like in the Chargers’ proposal to build a downtown stadium while also expanding the convention center, starting with the funding mechanism. The idea that tourists staying in city hotels would largely be the ones covering the public cost — via a plan to raise San Diego hotel-room taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent — is more palatable to us than using existing general fund money that could otherwise be spent on public safety, parks and other city priorities.