Week 9 INJURY REPORT: Titans at Chargers

We may see a lot more Antonio Gates today without Hunter Henry being active. Both Jatavis Brown, Denzel Perryman and Jerry Attaochu out means a week front on the defensive line.

Despite having a foot injury, DeMarco Murray is good to go this week.


Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie of the Month

Joey Bosa didn’t get the training wheels off very quick due to a long-winded contract dispute and then once that was solved, he had a lingering hamstring injury. But once he did, he was a household name.

Bosa has played in four games; only starting in 3. He’s marked 4 sacks, 11 tackles and 2 assisted tackles and too many hurries to count. Yes, he hasn’t shown all the progression. There’s his duo, Melvin Ingram who has shown up a lot this season. As well as Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown, but this month’s spotlight is on Joey Bosa.

Only having four games under his belt and is already showing the spotlight what he’s capable of just shows how much of a force he is.

This month Ezekiel Elliot is the Offensive Rookie of the month. Both Bosa and Elliot coming from Ohio State is showing that it seemed like a very goof draft choice for the two teams.

So live it up, Joey Bosa. Today is your day.

Kyle Emanuel – Inside Linebacker?

Chargers’ Denzel Perryman (hamstring) expected to miss Week 9

According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Perryman will probably remain sidelined until after the Chargers’ Week 11 bye. It’s a big blow for a defense that has quietly come on since defensive end Joey Bosa got cooking. The Chargers were already woefully thin at inside linebacker, so Korey Toomer should draw the start.

GM Tom Telesco’s Midseason Assessment

At the midpoint of the 2016 campaign, we sat down with General Manager Tom Telesco to get his thoughts on the season to date and the remaining eight games…

Chargers Add Another Wide Receiver

In need of bodies the Chargers signed Jeremy Butler on Halloween. Butler has spent time with the Jets and Buccaneers but not appeared in a game this season. In 2015 with the Ravens Butler caught 31 passes for 363 yards. The good news with him is, if he is forced in to action on Sunday, the learning curve might not be too terribly steep.

Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Titans

The San Diego Chargers return home to kick off the second half the season when they host the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon at 1:25pm Qualcomm Stadium. The Bolts will don their powder blue jerseys in honor of Alumni Weekend, with notable former Chargers Lance Alworth, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kellen Winslow, Charlie Joiner, Wes Chandler, Stan Humphries, Dan Fouts and more scheduled to be honored.

Should The Chargers Bring Back Norv Turner?

Short answer? No. Could he coach in the NFL again? Yes.

A Message From Danny Woodhead

“I’m doing great,” he said after an early morning rehab session. “I really am.  I am doing everything to get back.  My spirits are high. I’m very pleased with my progression.  It sucks being out, but injuries are a part of football.  It is what it is.  It’s part of the game. Does it suck? Yeah, but I’m not going to dwell on it. I know God has a plan for me.”

Woodhead then pauses and lets out the big smile that has endeared him to Chargers fans over the last four seasons.

“… But I will say I’m really excited for next year.”

Since 2013, we have not seen Danny Woodhead play a full season of football. In 2014, Woodhead broke his ankle in Week 3, which put him out for the entire season. This year, he tore his ACL in Week 2.

But don’t think this put him out of commission because it didn’t. Since he got carted off the field in week 2, he’s been a very familiar face at Chargers Park. He spends hours between rehabilitating his knee, to talks with his teammates.

Now that he’s familiar with what it takes to come back from a season-ending injury, he knows exactly what to do to come back better and stronger. Not only rehabilitating his knee at Chargers Park, he rehabs it at home with his Wife and three kids.

“You can’t just go into the building, rehab and then go home and be done.  Sometimes I feel like I spend more time working when I’m home (than just being at home) because I’m busy with my knee. I spend the whole day focusing on getting it better.”

Not calling it quits, he gives a listening ear and a helpful voice to his teammates whenever they need help or advice. Him also eyeing a 2017 return keeps him going forward.

“I care about these guys.  I’m here every day, and I’ve been through it with these guys.  When they need me, I’m here for them.  They all know that I care about them.  We’re all brothers in here, so everyone knows even though I’m not playing that I’m always a guy that they can talk to.”

He’s also been hyping up certain players, one being fellow running back, Melvin Gordon. Gordon, who didn’t score a single touchdown is now in the top 5 for running touchdowns in this year, so far. Not just running the ball, but in pass protection, as well.

“(He’s been) awesome. He’s playing it more because of the circumstances, and he’s done a great job.  And he also looks good running the ball.  He’s doing everything.  He’s working hard and doing everything he can each game,” Woodhead said


Chargers Fans Have Highest Arrest Numbers in NFL

Center Matt Slauson questions Chargers’ commitment to run game

“I could just feel it on every offensive lineman’s face,” Slauson said. “I could see with every pass that was called was more and more frustration — even on [QB Philip Rivers’] face, there was frustration.

Chargers’ Jatavis Brown may miss week or two

The Chargers rookie inside linebacker avoided major injury when his left leg slammed into the side of a Broncos offensive lineman during a fourth-quarter touchdown run in Denver. He is  expected to miss “a week or two,” a source said, adding that Brown won’t need surgery.

Chargers Fans Have Highest Arrest Numbers in NFL

Between 2011 and 2015, the San Diego Chargers saw an average of 24.6 arrests per game. The New York Giants came in second with an average of 22.5 arrests.

Chargers Awarded WR Jeremy Butler Off Waivers

Butler is a 6-2, 213-pound wideout currently in his third NFL season.  Initially signed by the Ravens in 2014 as an undrafted free agent, he caught 31 passes for 363 yards in eight games last season with Baltimore.  He began 2016 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being joining the Jets on October 11.

Antonio Gates is hurting the Chargers

The above link has a video(podcast) from John Gennaro and Ben Higgins where they sit down and discuss the Chargers. They’ve done this for the last few weeks and it is worth the listen. They’re very open minded and don’t let their feelings get in the mix.

That’s all for today’s round-up!

Chargers at Broncos: The One The Chargers Drop

This was the game that the Chargers needed. The organization knew it, the team knew it and the fans knew it. The Broncos’ defense got into Philip Rivers head today and the Chargers defense was dropping opportunities to turn the games momentum around.

The Chargers dropped four could-be interceptions going into the half. Meanwhile, Denver hauled in 3 picks of their own – one being a pick-6 ran back by Bradley Roby. Can’t put the blame all of the shoulders of Rivers as you should never blame one person; it was a team loss.

The Chargers had a missed field goal, a blocked extra-point, a failed two-point conversion and allowed 2 touchdowns off of two interceptions. Today the Gods were not looking out for the San Diego Chargers. Given, there was a catch hauled in by Travis Benjamin that was just an outstanding catch. But that wasn’t enough to win the game.

The Chargers have been digging their own hole in these previous weeks, literally giving these games away in dramatic fashions. Both the Broncos and Raiders lead the AFC West, while the Chargers still remain behind the third-place Chiefs.

Joey Bosa still looked pretty good today and looks to stay on track to only get better. Jatavis Brown got taken out of the game due to a knee injury, so we’ll hear more about that as the week persists. The story of today is when Melvin Gordon took out Defensive Coordinator, Wade Phillips on the sideline today. It was unintentional, but it was still a very scary moment for everyone. He has since been released, but was carted off the field and taken to the hospital.

Antonio Gates also pulled in another touchdown today, bringing him that much closer to the all-time touchdown record for a tight end. He’s four away from tying, 5 from breaking it.

“I think it’s pretty obvious that in some of those (five losses), if we made a couple more plays, didn’t blow big leads or things like that, we’d be sitting in a different position,” safety Dwight Lowery said. “The game today wouldn’t feel as monumental. Every division game means a lot, but certainly, with the position we put ourselves in, it was monumental. Crazier things have happened, but it’s not looking good.”

Despite having a 100 yard+ game today, they didn’t choose to run Melvin Gordon when they were on the 2-yard line waiting to score, instead running 4 pass plays that didn’t connect.

“We called what we called, and it didn’t work,” McCoy said. “Of course, we can look back now, but we didn’t score.”

The Broncos defense stacked the box on each of those plays, but there could have been at least one try at the run, right? Rivers said none of the four passes were initial run calls that he checked out of pre-snap.

“After the fact, you kind of go, ‘Shoot, maybe we should have run once or twice down there.’” But when you’re going and you’re in the heat of it, you feel like you have a chance to throw it and score with what we called. That third-down miss to Gates is what I’m really sick about. They brought up the same coverage four straight plays. … I was trying to lay that quarter out to Gates like I’ve done a lot of times over the last 10 years, and (I) just missed him,” Rivers said.

Instead of sitting here and asking what they could do right, they should learn to execute. They play the Tennessee Titans next week and they will not have an easy time with them.n Demarco Murray is on course to have the best season of his career. Kendall Wright is looking really comfortable with Marcus Mariota, as well.

Week 8 INJURY REPORT: Chargers at Broncos

With Attaochu out, Joey Bosa and Jatavis Brown will have to step up big to shake this Denver line.

Aqib Talib out is a green flag for the Chargers’ receivers and Marshall is a bit of a relief for the Chargers O-line. Demarcus Ware is back in for Denver and we all know what he’s capable of.