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 […]
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Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Gates, Brandyn Dombrowski, Brian Baldinger, Donald Lee, Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, Joe Theismann, Legedu Naanee, Malcolm Floyd, Marcus McNeill, Michael Lombardi, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Vincent Jackson
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 | Brian Baldinger Tags: Al Saunders, Brian Baldinger, Charlie Joiner, Dan Fouts, Don Coryell, Ernie Zampese, Joe Gibbs, John Madden, Kellen Winslow, Mike Martz, Norv Turner, San Diego Chargers
Don Coryell was always known as “Air Coryell,” and rightfully so.
The absence of WR Vincent Jackson would have a major fantasy impact on the Chargers in 2010.
Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: A.J. Smith, Buster Davis, Gil Brandt, Legedu Naanee, Malcom Floyd, Marcus McNeill, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Vincent Jackson
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.
Posted: Friday, June 11th, 2010 | Frank Tadych Tags: Adrian Peterson, Anthony Davis, Brad Childress, Brian Robiskie, E.J. Henderson, Elvis Dumervil, Eric Berry, Eric Mangini, Jason Smith, Joe Staley, Josh McDaniels, Kendrick Lewis, Kyle Orton, Mike Iupati, Mike Singletary, Norv Turner, St. Louis Rams, Steve Hutchinson, Wes Welker
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.
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.
Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2010 NFL Annual Meeting, Antonio Cromartie, Billy Volek, Charlie Whitehurst, LaDainian Tomlinson, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
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.
Nearly every corner of Lucas Oil Stadium was filled with NFL Scouting Combine activity Saturday. It was enough for total football sensory overload.
During combine week, downtown Indianapolis becomes one strange place.
In a radio interview Monday, Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson made three things perfectly clear (everything else was up for interpretation).
The Chargers’ Pro Bowlers spoke about not making the Super Bowl, yet again, with such a talented roster.
Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 | Frank Tadych Tags: 2010 Pro Bowl, Andy Lee, Brian Dawkins, Chris Snee, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, David Diehl, DeMarcus Ware, DeMeco Ryans, Donovan McNabb, Jamie Dukes, Jon Dorenbos, Jon Gruden, Josh Cribbs, Kassim Osgood, Kevin Mawae, NFL PLAY 60, Norv Turner, Roger Goodell, Ron Jaworski, Shane Lechler, Terence Newman
I went to an NFL PLAY 60 Community Blitz event Thursday in nearby Lauderhill expecting to write some blogs on building a playground. Instead, I got to do a very small part to help build one, and it’s the highlight of my Pro Bowl week so far.