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Chargers Draft Profile: Iowa LB Jack Campbell

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Campbell was named this year’s Dick Butkus Award winner.

There will be a lot of positions thrown around amongst the Chargers’ biggest needs during this draft season.

One position that won’t get enough spotlight due to an apparent lack of value Brandon Staley holds in it is inside linebacker. Today, I want to talk to you about this year’s Dick Butkus Award winner, Iowa’s Jack Campbell.

(Yes, Iowa. I’m letting all the...

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Chargers go all-in on defense in new two-round mock draft

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Is the defense still that far away from being a contender?

Now that all the college football all-star events are behind us, we can all now begin to focus on next month’s NFL combine in Indianapolis. Mock drafts are all bound to ramp of, of course, with the first steps being two-round mocks, then three-round mocks, and so on and so forth.

Today, we’ve got one of the first two-round mocks of the offseason from ESPN’s Matt Miller.

The...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Daily Links: Wednesday Open Thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans!

Welcome to another day in paradise. The biggest thing in the sports world yesterday wasn’t football-related as Lebron James officially took the scoring crown from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With crazy things happening all the time in sports, it’s quite something to actually see that kind of history being made. Regardless of who you truly believe...

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Kellen Moore won't limit possibilities with Justin Herbert and the Chargers

The former Cowboys offensive coordinator plans to design an offense that pulls from several schemes.

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Justin Herbert’s jersey is a top-10 best seller

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Herbert joins Dak Prescott as the only two quarterbacks on the list without a MVP award.

When it comes to the best-selling jerseys, the size of a team’s fan base usually plays a big role. If you’re the best player — usually a quarterback — on a team with a nationwide fan base, you’re likely going to be one popular guy. It also doesn’t hurt if you’re simply one of the best players in NFL, regardless of position.

Tom Brady, the...

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Chargers will suffer if they jettison WR Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen’s contract might be giving the Chargers a salary cap headache, but the 30-year-old wide receiver is essential for Los Angeles to retain. 

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Chargers Daily Links: Tuesday Open Thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans!

Monday brought with it a ton of discourse on social media regarding the future of Keenan Allen with the Chargers.

To cut him in order to save a lot of cap space, or not to cut him and hope to make it work via restructures and cuts elsewhere? That’ll be the question over the coming weeks.

Feel free to use this post to discuss anything and everything on...

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Chargers Community Discussion: What’s your best story about meeting an NFL player?

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Was it everything you dreamed about?

Welcome to another Chargers community discussion!

This week, we’re talking about the best stories from meeting NFL players, regardless of if they were a Chargers player or not.

Was it a positive experience? Did it maybe rub you the wrong way? Was it nothing like you would have expected?

Let me know all your thoughts below and remember to check back this Friday to see if your answer gets picked as one of our favorites!

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Brandon Staley beats out Sean McVay for coach that best represents Los Angeles

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Staley more “LA” than McVay? NFL.com thinks so.

The Rams’ Sean McVay is the longer tenured NFL coach in the Los Angeles area between him and Brandon Staley, both of whom have seamlessly fit into their hometowns and with their respective teams.

McVay has long been one of the “pretty boys” among the 32 head coaches and he’s arguably one of the last left after Kliff Kingsbury was fired soon after this past regular season came...

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Chargers Daily Links: Pro Bowl reactions open thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans!

The AFC wound up losing to the NFC 35-33 by the end of the weekend, but at least we got to see Derwin James, the lone Charger in attendance, make a big play for his team.

that's our dj??@ESPN | @DerwinJames pic.twitter.com/USCbvTZdse

— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) February 5, 2023

Over the course of the weekend, various opinions were made public...

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Chargers land Senior Bowl standout in new 2023 mock draft

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Jones came in as the longest player ever measured at the Senior Bowl.

The Chargers have much more than one positional need that could be addressed in the first round of this year’s draft.

A wide receiver with speed, another edge rusher, a well-rounded tight end, and a potential new starter at right tackle. These all fit the bill for what we could see in the first round.

In a new mock draft from CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson, the Chargers are paired with...

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Chargers land 3 players on PFF’s Top 100 2023 free agents list

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Two of the three players were on one-year contracts with the Chargers.

Earlier this week, the folks at ESPN posted their top 50 free agents set to hit the market come March. Only one Charger made that list in linebacker Drue Tranquill.

Around the same time, Pro Football Focus also dropped their list of the top free agents, but their list went all the way up to 100.

Three total Chargers graced their rankings with edge rusher Kyle Van...

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Which 5 players in franchise history would you want on a basketball team?

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Who is going to get you a double-double? Who will be posting up from beyond the arc?

Earlier this week, we asked you all to come up with a starting five in basketball made up solely of Chargers players throughout franchise history.

You guys took to the task and here are our favorite answers!

Spanos Must Go

Brees-point Guard

Winslow-small forward

Parham - power forward

Gates- shooting guard

Jamaal...

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Chargers new Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore

Garrett and Jamie talk about the Chargers new OC.

The Chargers just announced the hiring of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Moore fills the empty seat left by Joe Lombardi who the team released after the season and Moore makes a lateral move from offensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys to now calling the plays for the Chargers offense .

Kellen Moore’s resume is impressive. He’s had success in the NFL as an offensive coordinator, had the number one offense as the...

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CBS Sports suggests the Chargers grab this free agent offensive lineman

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Brown started 12 games for the Lions in 2022.

The Chargers have some decisions to make this offseason.

With their cap space in a completely different stratosphere than it was at this time a year ago, it’s to be expected that they’ll face a number of questions regarding potential cuts and restructures in the coming months.

One position that might see a change is left guard where Matt Feiler is set to make $8.5 million in the final year of his...

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Maxx Crosby calls out Joey Bosa for complaints about refs in loss to Jaguars

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Crosby: “Sh**t like that is so weak to me.”

Earlier this week, Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby joined the hosts of Barstool Sports’ Bussin’ With The Boys podcast where they discussed his self-proclaimed “snub” from the 2022 All-Pro team and his support for the idea that Tom Brady should come play in Las Vegas. This was obviously before the second round of retirement news, but neither of those topics are what grabbed my attention.

At one point of...

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Chargers Daily Links: Friday Open Thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans!

Welcome to another week, everyone. We made it.

As always, feel free to use this thread however you see fit.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out what beat writers believe to be the Chargers’ biggest offseason needs? (Chargers.com)

Recapping the performance of the offensive line during the 2022 season (Chargers.com)

How can...

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Derwin James will only participate in flag football, no other Pro Bowl events

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James is the lone Charger at the event following Khalil Mack pulling out.

If you were excited to see a Chargers player participate in this year’s new revamped Pro Bowl in Las Vegas, you’re unfortunately out of luck for the most part.

The only two Chargers to be named to the Pro Bowl this year outright were safety Derwin James and edge rusher Khalil Mack. With Mack bowing out of the weekend already, James is the only representative of the powder...

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Chargers Daily Links: Thursday Open Thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans!

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Five takeaways from Kellen Moore’s virtual press conference (Chargers.com)

Kellen Moore emphasizes speed at wide receiver (Chargers Wire)

Kellen Moore captured the hearts of Chargers fans with four simple words (Bolt Beat)

New OC Kellen Moore losing a power struggle in Dallas may end up being a huge benefit for...

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Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard dies at 86

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Beathard took the Chargers to their one and only Super Bowl in 1994.

On Wednesday evening, the Chargers announced that former general manager and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Beathard has died at the age of 86.

"A great GM but even a better person. That's how he should be remembered and that's how he'd want to be remembered."

— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) February 1, 2023

Beathard was inducted into Canton in 2018...

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