Chargers’ Season in Review/Off-Season Preview; Linebackers

January 12, 2017

  We will be breaking down each of the Chargers’ positional groups; what they did in 2016 and what 2017 looks like. Despite the 5-11 record, I believe the Chargers are rather close to competing. Chargers Linebackers We begin this series by looking at the linebackers. The 2016 season for the Chargers’ linebacking corps was a tale of good news/bad news. Bad news: Manti Te’o was lost for the season…


Bringing Back Melvin Ingram Should Be Top Priority for Chargers

January 11, 2017

The 2016 season was just a mess for the San Diego Chargers and their fan base. The constant injuries and inept coaching were just the issues fans had to deal with on the field. The stadium fiasco is in full form at the present time and the future of the Chargers in the city of San Diego is still very much in doubt. Despite all the drama, the business aspect…


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,…


“All Of A Sudden” Titans @ Chargers Week 9 Recap

November 8, 2016

The 4-4 Tennessee Titans came into San Diego, with their vaunted rush attack ready to run wild, and second year quarterback Marcus Mariota prepared to efficiently control the offense. That did not happen as the Chargers’ defense was too much to handle for the young Titans team. The Bolts prevailed 43-35 and moved to 4-5 on the season. On this particular Sunday it was mainly about one Melvin Gordon. He…


Joey Bosa is Showing the NFL that He’s the Real Deal

October 28, 2016

So, here we are in week eight of the 2016 NFL football season. The San Diego Chargers have gone from our city’s greatest lament, to a beacon of hope for the future in a matter of about three weeks. What has happened? Well, I personally think that during the first four weeks of the season the team was in an ongoing state of shock after losing several key components to…


Week 3 Preview: Chargers @ Colts

September 23, 2016

  San Diego Chargers (1-1) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-2) Sunday September 25, 2016- 1:25 PM CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana   We are currently in week 3 of the 2016 NFL season and the resurgent San Diego Chargers (1-1) have headed east to Indiana to take on the Indianapolis Colts (0-2) who are in search of their first win of the year. Last week the Chargers were able to…


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…


Pickin’ Bolts: Joey Bosa & the Shrug Life Are Now a SD Reality

August 30, 2016

Joey Bosa is now officially a member of the San Diego Chargers. I applaud the Chargers and Bosa for getting this deal done. According to AM 1360 here in San Diego, the deal was done Sunday morning and head coach Mike McCoy knew about it before the game. According to various media reports Bosa will receive 85% of his $17 million signing bonus up front. The Chargers were also able…


Pickin’ Bolts: A Comprehensive Look at Chargers’ Front Seven

May 17, 2016

With this review, in which I couple the defensive linemen and the linebackers, it’s important to recognize, that in today’s NFL, with multiple receiver sets, five and even six DB formations are not uncommon and that as such, the “Front 7,” often is made up with fewer than seven men in the game. The San Diego Chargers employ a base 3-4 front seven concept on defense. However, unlike the traditional…


Chargers News: Super Mario (Williams) an option for the Chargers?

March 2, 2016

News came down early Tuesday morning that the Buffalo Bills are all set to release Mario Williams from his contract. The defensive end/outside linebacker has 10 years in the league and has been very serviceable in his career. He is a beast of a man and has a relentless motor when rushing the QB. In 2012 Williams left the Houston Texans after a productive six years and was signed by…


Chargers News: Chris Long released by Rams, is he an option for Bolts?

February 20, 2016

Friday morning the Los Angeles Rams made some interesting roster moves and among them was the team releasing veteran defensive lineman Chris Long. The Rams also cut veteran linebacker James Laurinaitis and veteran tight end Jared Cook on the day as the team appears to be gearing for a new life in sunny California. The Chargers have a glaring need on the defensive line, but would Chris Long make a…


Chargers Editorial: Should Chargers pursue Super Bowl MVP Von Miller?

February 14, 2016

The San Diego Chargers have numerous unanswered questions surrounding the 2016 season. For the sake of sanity we will focus on the issues on the field instead of stadium or relocation talk. The team has many impending free agents, including Eric Weddle, Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. There are plenty of needs for the Chargers all over the field. The team does have the third selection in the upcoming draft…