Posts Tagged ‘Norv Turner’

Key Chargers miss practice on Wednesday

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews and WR Malcom Floyd missed practice on Wednesday, according to a team release.

Cable won’t divulge who his starting QB will be

Raiders coach Tom Cable would not select his starting quarterback for Sunday. And why would he? Todd Haley will not put in his best running back. Norv Turner likes to take out Ryan Mathews near the goal line. Why should Cable make life easier for the fantasy enthusiasts and select his starting quarterback? Did Jason Campbell bomb during six quarters of football? He did. Did Bruce Gradkowski rally his team and look much sharper at quarterback? Of course he did. So will Cable make the right decision to start Gradkowski? Eh. Now normally you would not care about starting a Raiders quarterback. Or any Raiders player, for that matter. But with a looming matchup against the Cardinals, Gradkowski is somebody […]

Film reveals offensive strengths of Chargers, Packers

The idea during a recent film session was to concentrate on young, ascending quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers. While they didn’t disappoint, some important keys jumped out about the offenses of the Packers and Chargers.

No avoiding it, Mathews is a first-rounder

Ask yourself if this sounds familiar: The Chargers draft a running back from a Western Athletic Conference school, give him more than 300 attempts as a rookie and he goes on to a Hall of Fame career.

That was LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001. Now the Chargers are trying to recapture that magic with Ryan Mathews in 2010.

Chargers’ line adapts to life without McNeill

Coach Norv Turner told NFL Network on Tuesday that the Bolts first will look in-house for a replacement for Marcus McNeill, turning to second-year lineman Brandyn Dombrowski. Just in case, the club also added veteran free-agent LT Tra Thomas last month.

Coryell was football pioneer, in every sense

Don Coryell was always known as “Air Coryell,” and rightfully so.

Jackson’s status has fantasy implications for Bolts

The absence of WR Vincent Jackson would have a major fantasy impact on the Chargers in 2010.

Smith says Chargers moving on without holdouts

The Chargers will be moving on from WR Vincent Jackson and T Marcus McNeill, at least if the comments from A.J. Smith are any indication.

Roundup: Rams OT Smith has stress fracture in toe

A quick look at some notable nuggets from around the league, including why the injury to Rams OT Jason Smith is more serious than originally thought.

Backup plan? Chargers haven’t contacted Owens

One of the hot topics on the rumor mill Thursday is whether the Chargers could be interested in Terrell Owens as a contingency plan for the potential holdout of Vincent Jackson.

Chargers’ offseason trades all part of a master plan

The Chargers have a reputation of building through the draft — which was the driving force behind the trades of CB Antonio Cromartie and third-string QB Charlie Whitehurst.

Wall-to-wall football at Lucas Oil Stadium

Nearly every corner of Lucas Oil Stadium was filled with NFL Scouting Combine activity Saturday. It was enough for total football sensory overload.

Indianapolis transforms into a football madhouse

During combine week, downtown Indianapolis becomes one strange place.

Unhappy L.T. won’t take pay cut with Chargers

In a radio interview Monday, Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson made three things perfectly clear (everything else was up for interpretation).

Chargers reflect on another disappointing end

The Chargers’ Pro Bowlers spoke about not making the Super Bowl, yet again, with such a talented roster.

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