Joey Bosa’s Rookie Season Was Productive

January 7, 2017

Last spring, the Chargers had the 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft and many pundits thought San Diego would pick either Ronnie Stanley or Laremy Tunsil. But Tom Telesco and the Chargers’ front office ended up drafting Joey Bosa from “The” Ohio State University. The former Buckeye had a stellar college career as he ended up with 26 sacks and 51 tackles-for-loss during his time in Columbus. When he…


San Diego Chargers Week 17 Twitter Roundup

January 1, 2017

The 2016 San Diego Chargers’ season has finally come to an end. With this weeks contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bolts will complete a horrendous 2016 season. With a chance that Mike McCoy will be coaching his last game, the Twittersphere will be brutal.   I get why ppl r upset w/#Chargers, but y not show up & support team? Saying you love the Chargers but won’t show…


KYO (Know Your Opponent) Week 16: Cleveland Browns vs San Diego Chargers

December 22, 2016

Last Sunday at the Q, the San Diego Chargers lost a gut-wrenching game to their bitter rival Oakland Raiders, in a game that felt much like a funeral due to the huge amount of Raiders’ fans that infiltrated Qualcomm Stadium. This Saturday, the Bolts travel to Northeast Ohio to face the historically awful Cleveland Browns, in a game that doesn’t mean much for either team. Every week here at EVT,…


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…


San Diego Chargers’ Playoff Hopes Walk The Plank

December 6, 2016

As you know, the San Diego Chargers lost their 7th game on Sunday. But what did we learn? Joey Bosa earned another sack, and consistently occupied two+ offensive lineman. His overall stat line wasn’t as impressive as it had been in previous weeks (two tackles, one sack, one TFL), but he was still very good. When Bosa signed his contract at the end of training camp, I wrote a profile,…


San Diego Chargers/Houston Texans Game Analysis

November 29, 2016

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…


Chargers @ Texans Week 12 “Staying Alive”

November 28, 2016

  Bittersweet Scenario The San Diego Chargers are at the very bottom of the AFC Playoff hunt. The loss to Miami in week 10, along with the Dolphins continued success, doesn’t help matters. Miami sits at 7-4 and is the sixth seed currently in the AFC. The Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) did the Chargers (5-6) a small favor by defeating Denver (7-4) Sunday night. It was possibly the best game…


Chargers’ Defensive Youth Rising, With an Eye on 2017 Draft

November 26, 2016

The 2016 season has been disappointing for the San Diego Chargers, but it has also been a competitive one. The Chargers have a record of 4-6 with a three percent chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN. All six losses have been by eight points or less. We knew the offense would be good with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL under center, Philip Rivers. However, surprisingly,…


Position by Position Grades for the San Diego Chargers at the Bye Week

November 18, 2016

  The San Diego Chargers bye week is here, which obviously means there will be no football this Sunday for the fans of the team. In the spirit of the bye week, we figured it would be a good idea to grade how each position has performed up to this point for the team. THE OFFENSE Many key injuries have stunted the flexibility of the offense. Steven Johnson, Jeff Cumberland,…


Week 10 Game Preview: Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers

November 11, 2016

Miami Dolphins (4-4) at San Diego Chargers (4-5) Sunday November 13, 2016 1:00 PM CBS Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California   Just when you think the San Diego Chargers are dead, they pull off a victory and breathe life into their season. Last week against the Titans, the Chargers continued to progress, but is it too late for the team to overcome key injuries and vital mistakes that plagued them…


Chargers-Broncos Rematch Game Analysis

October 31, 2016

The San Diego Chargers lost their second matchup with the Denver Broncos yesterday 27-19. I’m sure you’re already aware of this fact. As usual, I’m not here to just tell you what happened, but to break down some things and talk about what they mean going forward. I have been one of the ringleaders of the #FireMikeMcCoy bandwagon. So let’s get into further evidence from this week. The NFL changed…


Chargers Unable to Get Out of Their Own Way Against Broncos 27-19

October 31, 2016

We all knew it was going to be a tough game. We knew the Denver Broncos were upset after losing to the San Diego Chargers a few Thursdays ago on national television. The Broncos came out on Sunday wanting to pressure Philip Rivers and that is exactly what they did. He was harassed all day long by the Broncos defensive line and was the victim of numerous miscommunications with his…