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“Hey, Did You Know?” – Casey Hayward Leads the NFL in Interceptions

No quarterback enjoys seeing a pass get intercepted. However, when it helps your team, then it’s one of the most powerful things in the game of football, because it is a game changer and momentum shifter. Currently leading the NFL is the San Diego Chargers’ very own cornerback, Casey Hayward. For those keeping up, you knew that, but in case you missed it, he’s at the top of the league currently…

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Padres Appear Poised to “Rule” the Rule 5 Draft

Following the 2015 season, it was clear where the Padres stood. A.J. Preller’s wild experiment had turned out to be a resounding failure, and it was clear something new had to be tried. Although the team still had some big contracts on the books, Preller made a concerted effort to add new big league talent that was unwanted on other rosters. Enter the Rule 5 draft. For those who don’t…

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Tyson Ross Among Six Players Non-Tendered & Derek Norris Traded to Nats

  Just over a month since the Chicago Cubs took home the 2016 World Series trophy, and it has been a relatively quiet off-season for the San Diego Padres. Prior to Friday, the only moves the Padres had made involved designating for assignment, and then releasing, Oswaldo Arcia, and protecting the rights of Andrew Lockett, Franchy Cordero, Javier Guerra, and Jose Ruiz from being possible selections in the Rule 5 draft….

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Week 13 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Diego Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) vs San Diego Chargers (5-6) Sunday December 4, 2016 1:25 PM on FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California   The San Diego Chargers welcome the suddenly resurgent Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in what is a vital game for both teams in their season. Rumors are swirling about the Chargers’ future in San Diego and that dark cloud has to affect the team to some degree. You will…

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Padres’ Search for Pitching Could End with Tampa Bay Rays

The 2017 San Diego Padres are going to be an exciting team to watch. Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and company will provide many interesting moments for a fan base that has been starved for quality baseball for quite some time. The new Padres’ regime is trying to cultivate a winning tradition within the organization and it is definitely a work in progress. The current need for…

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KYO (Know Your Opponent): Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs San Diego Chargers

Last Sunday, the San Diego Chargers played a low scoring game against the Houston Texans. In last weeks’ KYO, we said that the key to winning the game was putting the ball in the hands of Brock Osweiler, and the Bolts did just that, as they got out of Texas with a win. This Sunday, the Chargers return to the Q to play the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs…

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With New CBA Done, Padres’ 2016 Draft & International Signings ARE Historic

In case you missed it, we were in serious danger of a MLB labor stoppage. For the first time in over two decades, the players and the owners were in jeopardy of postponing a baseball season. Thankfully, an agreement was made between the two sides, as most in the industry suspected. The game of baseball is a $10 billion dollar plus business, and after a World Series like we just…

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Four Reasons Casey Hayward Should Be Chargers #1 CB

I can hear it now, “What!? He can’t be serious.” Thinking that Hayward could be “the guy” over Jason Verrett is reason enough for total damnation, but hear me out. Don’t get me wrong, I love FEEVA (Jason Verrett) and Flo (Brandon Flowers) just as much as you do. Trust me. Verrett’s presence is enough to irritate the leagues elite receivers. Throw in some serious man coverage skills and you…

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Is Luis Sardinas the Starting Shortstop in 2017?

The 2016 San Diego Padres failed to post a winning record, going 68-94, and again finished in last place in the competitive N.L. West. As frustrating as it was, there was some young talent that showed the positive future for the Padres. One young player in particular is shortstop Luis Sardinas. Acquired from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, Sardinas had been on A.J. Preller’s radar…

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Padres’ Franchy Cordero is Starting to Find Himself in Minors

At the age of 17 in 2012, the San Diego Padres signed an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic by the name of Franchy Cordero. He was thin in stature and very young, but he had an approach at the plate that tantalized the Padres very much. Like many of the players signed this 2016 season from the international market by A.J. Preller and company, he was originally…

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San Diego Chargers/Houston Texans Game Analysis

On Friday evening, responding to NBC San Diego, Derek Togerson, I tweeted the following: @DerekNBCSD Yes, but losing Mebane HURTS a ton. Lamar Miller will run wild. Remember the preseason run D when Mebane wasn’t on the field? — Peter F. (@PickinBolts) November 26, 2016 When the Chargers signed Brandon Mebane away from Seattle, I immediately recognized the run-stopping dimension he would add to the Chargers defense. I was not/am…

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