Chargers owner Dean Spanos stands by Mike McCoy - Eric Williams
"At the end of the day, it’s the first game of the season," Spanos said. "We’ve got a long way to go. This is a big game for us [Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars], and I think the players will rise to the occasion.
A.J. Green dominates the Week 1 opportunity report - Matt Harmon
With Keenan Allen going on injured reserve today in one of the early crushing blows from the 2016 season, the San Diego offense took a big hit. Players like Travis Benjamin and Danny Woodhead will see more volume go their way, but it's always important to remember that losing an elite talent like Allen is a net negative for everyone in the offense. With that being said, Benjamin might be in line for the type of season he enjoyed in Cleveland last year, same for Woodhead and his 2015 output.
Lowest-graded player at every position in Week 1 - Bryson Vesnaver
While Gates wasn’t bad when he was throw to, catching three-of-four targets for 20 yards and forcing a missed tackle, that wasn’t enough to make up for a poor run-blocking day. He allowed four tackles when run blocking, and also had a play where his man missed a tackle. He was beaten outside a handful of times, as well, forcing the running back to change his intended point of attack multiple times.
61 Seconds with Nick Hardwick and Melvin Gordon - Chargers.com (video)
Would you rather cut your dreads, or walk through downtown San Diego naked? Melvin Gordon answers this and more in a rapid-fire 61 seconds with Nick Hardwick.
Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Jaguars - Ricky Henne
Dontrelle Inman is listed as the new starting wide receiver on the depth chart, while Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Isaiah Burse will also be counted on to elevate their game.