Chargers Quickly Becoming the Laughing-Stock of the NFL

October 7, 2017

Thanks Dean. We really appreciate how you have taken one of San Diego’s prized jewels and turned them into a circus act in Los Angeles. No, I take that back. A circus has organization and is a well-oiled machine that takes numerous competent individuals to run it successfully. The Chargers are more like a freak show now. That is the simple truth. Renting a stadium, in a market where you…


San Diego Chargers Week 16 Recap: The Underside of Rock Bottom

December 25, 2016

Fourth and eleven. Ball on the fourteen. Three minutes and forty-nine seconds on the clock. In a game that had been nothing short of the epitome of a season’s worth of football in San Diego, kicker Josh Lambo and the Chargers stood a short field goal away from saving the holidays and avoiding a loss (at least temporarily) to the winless Browns. It should’ve been easy. And yet, deep down,…


Week 15 Preview: Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers

December 16, 2016

Oakland Raiders (10-3) vs San Diego Chargers (5-8) Sunday December 18, 2016 1:25 PM CBS Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California   The tragic 2016 San Diego Chargers’ season rolls on this week, as the Bolts face off against the resurgent Oakland Raiders. I can remember a time when these division games were a joy to watch as the Chargers continually had their way with an incompetent Raiders’ squad. Those days…


Chargers & Rivers Sacked; McCoy to Follow?

December 13, 2016

There is so much to comment on about Sunday’s game. Let’s start with the unfortunate. Melvin Gordon is a really good NFL running back. And after leaving Sunday’s game early with what we now know to be a hip strain and a left knee strain, he has 997 yards rushing. Despite being listed as “day to day,” it makes sense to shut him down. The Chargers are not going to…


Chargers Need to Get More Reliable Targets for Philip Rivers

November 14, 2016

This recent game against the Dolphins is the first game all season where the Chargers’ injury losses were the main cause, if not the only cause, of the loss. Here is the list of players Philip Rivers threw to in Sunday’s game (in parentheses I list the players’ draft level and number of targets): Tyrell Williams (Undrafted Free Agent – 11) Antonio Gates (UDFA – 9) Melvin Gordon (1st round…


Hunter Henry is Looking Like a Much-Needed Offensive Weapon in Rookie Season with Chargers

October 13, 2016

Well, it’s been an excruciating season for the San Diego Chargers and their fans so far, hasn’t it? The tone of the season was seemingly set by the ridiculous fourth quarter loss in Kansas City in week one. Not only did the season start with the loss of a game, but the Bolts lost Keenan Allen, the receiver who was going to be one of Philip Rivers‘ favorite targets this…


Pickin’ Bolts: Chargers-Colts Game Analysis

September 26, 2016

Forgive me if this sounds like a re-run, but the San Diego Chargers lost another game they should have won. I don’t know how big of a role King Dunlap played in the early dominance against Kansas City or how much credit he deserved in the Jacksonville beat-down, but the big left tackle was unavailable for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis due to an illness. And coincidentally or not, Chargers RB…


Jaguars vs. Chargers: A Short Recap of Home Opener

September 19, 2016

It sure was a White Hot Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, when the San Diego Chargers took care of business with an 38-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. An impressive performance like this is just what the Bolts and fans needed after the debacle at Arrowhead in week 1. It’s a step to redemption and a great confidence builder for the rest of the season. Philip Rivers added another career-high four…


San Diego Chargers: 2016 Fantasy Football Preview

September 4, 2016

Football’s back.  If you’re like many Americans around the country, you’re pretty excited about this. You also may be among the roughly 75 million people who play fantasy football, which means that, with preseason games now complete, there’s a good chance you’re drafting your team this weekend.  This entails player evaluations, pre-draft rankings, and mock drafts galore. Now, if you’re anything like me, you enjoy the chance to grab a…


Pickin’ Bolts: Chargers’ Preseason Game 2 Notes

August 21, 2016

I saw Jim Trotter on one of ESPN NFL shows recently talking about the AFC West. He said what I’ve been saying for months. The Chargers have quietly had a VERY GOOD offseason. I’m not sure if they can/will win the division or not but they sure are better than the 28th ranked team (as ESPN opines). Here are some notes from Friday night’s 2nd preseason game: I thought the…


Chargers News: Bolts Sign Veteran TE Cumberland From Jets

April 5, 2016

The San Diego Chargers have found a veteran tight end to share duties with Antonio Gates. Tight end Jeff Cumberland was signed from the New York Jets on a one-year deal by the Bolts. Antonio Gates was re-signed by the team during the offseason to a two-year deal, but the team lost Ladarius Green to free agency. The former Chargers TE decided to take an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers…


Pickin’ Bolts: Chargers TE Needs & Gates Succession Plan

April 4, 2016

There have been several mock drafts lately predicting the San Diego Chargers will take a Tight End in the second round. In particular, those mocks usually predict the Chargers will draft Arkansas’ TE Hunter Henry. Those who predict the Chargers will use an early pick to draft a TE are using sound logic. The Chargers’ number one TE option, future-Hall of Famer, Antonio Gates is old (he’ll play the 2016…