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Chargers OT Barksdale putting in extra work to catch up

Joe Barksdale knows has some catching up to do.The lineman joined his new team in San Diego much later than April's crop of free agents did. So, Barkdale gave up this down time -- a "summer vacation" for other NFLers -- to catch up on what he hasn't yet learned.“I’ve been trying to learn the plays and concepts and meeting the guys and coaches,” Barksdale told the team's official...
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Three San Diego Chargers who have to be better in 2015 for the team to make the playoffs

The San Diego Chargers broke their playoff drought a couple years back but were on the outside looking in once again in 2014. The reason why? In part, because of three players who didn’t quite live up to their potential a season ago. Here are three guys who need to be better in 2015 for the team to get back to the playoffs. No. 3 — Branden Oliver Oliver must show Melvin Gordon...
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Three time San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was clutch and threw sweet TD passes

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown some awesome TD passes over the years. Here are three of his best, including two game winners. No. 3 — That’s a winner, in New York Aw. Don’t you miss Vincent Jackson? You may also be interested in: Three time San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was clutch and threw sweet TD passes Watch: The four biggest plays of Seahawks kicker...
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Chargers' terrible timing led to Los Angeles stadium exploration

The Chargers have tried to land a new San Diego-area home nine times before. Each time, they've come up short. History isn't on their side now that Los Angeles relocation is in play. The team isn't totally at fault, however. A national recession and a city-wide pension crisis put several earlier plans on hold, according to U-T San Diego. And San Diego has had seven different mayors...
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San Diego Chargers Position Review: Special Teams

Now that NFL kickers will be launching their PAT attempts from the 15-yard line instead of the two, the consistency of these players will be tested like never before.One kicker who should have no trouble with the new extra point distance is the wily veteran that kicks off our look at the Chargers’ key special teams players.Nick Novak: Kicker - 8 Years ProThe strong-legged Novak...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo of San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon at the Hall of Fame is amazing

San Diego Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon (all of the team’s draft picks) were in Ohio this past week for a variety of league sponsored events. Included in them? A trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Check out this great shot of Gordon the NFL tweeted out. .@Chargers RB @MelvinGordon25 at the @ProFootballHOF! #NFLRookieSymposium — NFL (@nfl) June...
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How the San Diego Chargers improved their rushing attack

Brandon Oliver This offseason the San Diego Chargers knew what needed to be accomplished if they want to stay competitive through the regular season. By the end of last year, the team was fighting for its playoff life with a patchwork unit that consisted of beat up starters and backups who tried to carry the team into a possible wildcard matchup. On offense, the team relied solely...
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Fantasy Outlook: Chargers D/ST and K Nick Novak

In fantasy football, kickers and team defenses are the afterthought of the draft and are usually picked with your last round selections.There is a huge amount of turnover each and every year for these select positions in fantasy. Last year's emperor could easily turn into this year’s peasant. Let's take a look on where kicker Nick Novak and the Chargers team defense rank among...
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Next Step Spotlight: Chargers DE Kendall Reyes

Responding to adversary.It's a telling sign about a player’s progression in the NFL. Facing that line in the sand that separates growth and development from stagnant and mediocrity. It is a hurdle that constantly stands in the way of an athlete as an everyday challenge that needs to be answered.Perhaps no other player on the Chargers' roster has a bigger mountain of adversary to...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillip Rivers Impressed With Melvin Gordon's Progress in Minicamp

Phillip Rivers is not getting any younger. With the sun possibly setting on the Chargers days in San Diego and his lack of interest in moving his time in the sun may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. So if he is going to finally win the big one he knows his team is going to need an actual running game--or at least a running back that can contribute. He hasn't had a really...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Almost every conversation concerning the Chargers eventually veers to the question of whether they will move to the Los Angeles area beginning with...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Citizens seek antitrust lawsuit against San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers’ stadium troubles keep piling up in America’s Finest City. Chargers fans are fed up with the politics surrounding the team’s stadium debate, and have officially made themselves heard through a letter submitted to the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. The letter, which can be read in its entirety on San Diego’s NBC TV station website, essentially states...
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NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Chargers?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Philip Rivers, DJ Fluker, Donald Butler and the San Diego Chargers, click the link...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Chargers return man Jones can be a deep-play WR, too

The Chargers expect Jacoby Jones to be their difference maker on special teams.Jones expects that too -- and he'll add in his big-play receiving ability as a bonus.“A lot of the route combinations we have (open up) deep balls," lthe Chargers' new weapon told the team's official website. "That is right up my alley. I love to go deep!"Then Chargers fans will love Jones. The team...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 San Diego Chargers Schedule and Season Preview

The 2014 San Diego Chargers were the true definition of a roller coaster team. The Chargers finished 9-7, including 2-4 in the AFC West and missed out on the playoffs despite the lofty expectations last season. The Chargers then went through what was a very interesting off season to say the least. The issue of whether the Chargers would get a new stadium or possibly even relocate...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former San Diego Chargers LB Shawn Merriman Once Caught Nick Hardwick Squatting Naked

During the long NFL season guys will sometimes go a little stir crazy. There may be a need to break up the monotony of the week and the process that takes a team from one week to the next. What they do to break up the monotony is up to them and could be anything. It might be a little change or it might be something completely nuts.It might even be working out on the squat rack in...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the San Diego Chargers be a top 10 defense again?

Throughout all the ups and downs of last season, culminating in a frustrating week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers surprised the league and its fans with their defense finishing in the top 10 of the NFL. While the Chargers were unable to make the playoffs last season, the team finished with the 9th ranked overall defense, showing signs of great potential...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Offensive Line Takes the #DropandGiveMe10 Challenge; Challenges Denver's O-Line

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge was wildly successful during its run, and it looks like another charity is hoping to have the same kind of success with a different challenge. It is the #DropandGiveMe10 challenge and it is just like it sounds--ten push ups. The campaign kicked off Memorial Weekend and will benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.The Foundation benefits the...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Citywide stadium vote not possible in San Diego

The City of Angels is one step closer to acquiring a football team. According to ProFootballTalk, the San Diego Chargers will not have sufficient time to get a measure on the ballot for a citywide vote concerning a new stadium to keep the team in San Diego. Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani released a statement, as noted by PFT: “On behalf of our entire organization...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers lucky to have Eric Weddle reporting for practice

The San Diego Chargers are one lucky football team. They certainly aren’t lucky that their stadium situation may force them out of San Diego or that some fans see their proposed Los Angeles stadium plan with the Oakland Raiders as betrayal. But the Chargers are lucky that all-pro safety Eric Weddle will be reporting to the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, according to his...
Via EndZoneScore
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Chargers considered making a franchise altering move this off-season. Philip Rivers has been with the team since they drafted him 4th overall in 2004 and has started all 144 games for them over the past 9 seasons, since becoming the starter in 2006. However, with Rivers going into an age 34 contract year, refusing to sign a contract extension as long as the team was...
Via The Football Fan Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers Sign Corey Liuget to Massive Extension

San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget is among the most underrated players in the NFL. Playing defensive end in a 3-4 scheme is hard work, but it won’t get you the notoriety of some other high-profile positions on that side of the ball. All that matters for the former first-round pick is that his team apparently values what he brings to the table. Accordingly, NFL Media...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New details in San Diego Chargers stadium talks

After an hour-long meeting between the San Diego Chargers and San Diego city officials about building a new stadium on Monday, there’s at least a little bit of positive news for fans who want the Chargers to stay in America’s Finest City. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that a special election could be held in December of this year regarding a new Chargers stadium, provided that...
Via EndZoneScore
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Trae Waynes: Melvin Gordon is an Adrian Peterson 'groupie'

San Diego Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon is apparently a big fan of Minnesota Vikings’ veteran rusher, Adrian Peterson. In fact, Gordon was so thrilled to see Peterson return to practice that he contacted his longtime buddy, Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes. Gordon grew up with Waynes in Wisconsin and dished out quite the earful during their conversation, per Chris...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoy not happy Perryman played dodgeball while injured

The Chargers selected linebacker Denzel Perryman during the second round of this year’s NFL Draft, however he has yet to participate in the team’s organized team activities due to a hamstring injury. Given that he has not yet been cleared to practice, it’s perhaps not surprising the Chargers weren’t exactly pleased with his participation in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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