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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Chargers offensive line is still middle of the pack

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web.

The NFL's best quarterbacks working from clean and pressured pockets in 2018 - Connor Price
Philip Rivers did an excellent job of hiding the Chargers’ O-line flaws a season ago. Of his 674 dropbacks in 2018, 316 were stifled as a result of the Chargers’ 31st ranked pass-block unit (61.9), but he still managed to earn a 70.3 grade and a 67.5% adjusted completion percentage on these...

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Chargers toughest player matchups throughout 2019

The Chargers are deep with talent at nearly every position, but some games feature opposing talent that may be too much for them to overcome. There may not be a team more talented overall than the Chargers, but there are players on opposing teams whose talent far exceeds that of some of the starters on […] Chargers toughest player matchups throughout 2019 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Los Angeles Chargers: Pre-camp 53-man roster projection

As training camp creeps up, it’s time to take a look at how the 53-man roster of the Los Angeles Chargers might shake out. The Chargers are on a short list of the top contenders for the Super Bowl this coming season but of course, what looks good on paper always has to be applied […] Los Angeles Chargers: Pre-camp 53-man roster projection - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Is Melvin Gordon the best second-tier fantasy running back?

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Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Future PFF Hall of Famers by team heading into 2019 - Ben Linsey
Rivers doesn’t have any Super Bowl titles like his fellow members of the 2004 quarterback draft class — let alone multiple Super Bowl titles — but it’s not because of his play. If you look at how many wins above replacement he’s provided in the PFF era, it actually outpaces Roethlisberger and Manning, falling behind...

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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Should Chargers be worried about their cornerback situation?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Should you draft one of the top 3 TEs in fantasy? - Jeff Ratcliffe
As for tight end, the value cost of spending a second-round pick on the position is significant and has a huge impact on your roster construction. There’s much better value to be had from TE4 to TE8. These players, who are coming off the board between rounds 5-8, includes O.J. Howard, Hunter Henry, Evan Engram, Eric Ebron,...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers 90-in-90: P Ty Long

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It’s been a tumultuous few years for the Chargers and their special teams positions. Whether it’s been the kicker, punter, or the guys returning the kicks, the Bolts haven’t had a ton of stability.

With Michael Badgley looking like the long-term answer to the team’s kicking woes, and Desmond King showing-out as the answer at kick/punt returner, the punter position is the last area the Chargers have to sure-up before they can feel 100% confident in...

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Los Angeles Chargers most important backups in 2019

While the Los Angeles Chargers have several stars, football is a team sport. Some of the players without regular roles on game day will be important to the Chargers’ success over the course of the year. This Chargers team has legitimate Super Bowl aspirations, and past champions have shown that stars alone will not win […] Los Angeles Chargers most important backups in 2019 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Melvin Gordon not worried contract situation will impact locker room

One of the biggest stories in the league over the past week has been the situation involving Melvin Gordon and the Chargers. Somewhat out of nowhere, we heard that Gordon was threatening a holdout and a trade demand unless he received a new contract from Los Angeles. The 2015 first-round pick is set to play out the final year of his contract under the fifth-year option. Gordon struck a somewhat conciliatory tone recently, saying that he wants to end up back with the Chargers at the end...

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Michael Peterson

Sports Illustrated predicts the Chargers to go 10-6

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated’s Connor Orr came out with his season predictions for each of the 32 NFL teams’ win/loss records.

A lot of the predictions aren’t surprising, with teams like the Patriots, Rams, and Colts picked to win their divisions. As for the AFC West, Orr predicts the Chiefs to repeat as division champs with a 13-3 and record.

As for the Chargers, Orr has them making another appearance in the playoffs, but still regressing...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers 90-in-90: OG/C Scott Quesenberry

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A native of La Costa, California, Scott Quessenberry grew up a Chargers fan and made it known that his family was devastated when the team moved from San Diego. But when he was selected by the Chargers in the fifth roound of the 2018 NFL Draft, his parents decided they could probably let bygones be bygones.

Now wearing #61, a number that still reverberates from the impact of former Chargers center Nick Hardwick, Quessenberry hopes to leave a similar mark...

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Jason Michaels

LA Stadium is adding workers to try and make 2020 deadline

The Washington Post

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend

While all eyes and ears seem to be focused on the Chargers and their optimism for the 2019 season, it has been almost forgotten that they fully expect to be playing in a shiny new stadium by this time next year. Even with the incredible amount of work already completed, a cursory look at the site makes it clear that the building is far from ready for finishing touches.

Now that the timeline is T-minus 12 months, the stadium...

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Richard Wade

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Should you still draft Melvin Gordon in your fantasy league?

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web.

How to approach Melvin Gordon in fantasy drafts - Jeff Ratcliffe
Of course, if you draft Gordon, it’s all but essential to handcuff him. Unlike with Conner, who was a slam dunk handcuff to Bell last year, there are two possible candidates in the Chargers backfield: Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. While some may look to Ekeler as the clear handcuff, his profile as more of a pass-catching...

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Jamie Hoyle

Melvin Gordon: Teammates “got his back” on contract dispute

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Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is at it again. Just 24 hours after suggesting the team would “cave and pay me”; Melvin sat down with ESPN’s Sam Alipour for a one-on-one interview. Alipour took the opportunity to ask Melvin about how his holdout was being received by his teammates and fellow NFL running backs.

Regarding his teammates, Melvin said, “They’re all behind me. They all got my back.”

He would go on to say, “They all told me, ‘You...

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Jason Michaels

Melvin Gordon believes his teammates support his holdout

Gordon doesn’t feel alone in his holdout for higher pay

The news of Melvin Gordon’s potential holdout through training camp has been one of the most largely-reported NFL stories over the last two weeks. While this is, indeed, a time of few headlines, there is also the added interest of following the evolving relationship between running backs and their current and future contract writers.

Recent fan polling has indicated that roughly 2?3 of fans are siding with the Chargers against...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers 90-in-90: CB Brandon Facyson

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Brandon Facyson was the lone defensive back signed as a UDFA following the 2018 NFL Draft. For many, he was one of the heavy favorites to be signed and continue the team’s streak of 22 years in a row where an undrafted free agent made the team.

The Chargers looovvveeee their defensive backs and often can’t get enough of them. And if you’re an undrafted free agent? Forget about it. Your chances of making the team skyrocket. All you have to do is...

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Gordon: Teammates 'got my back' in deal dispute

Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, said he has the support of teammates and other running backs in his contract dispute.

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Garrett Sisti

Is Melvin GorDone in LA? A potential trade for Melvin Gordon

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A realistic trade option for the Chargers running back.

The Melvin Gordon contract saga has taken another turn with Gordon essentially doubling down on his potential in-season holdout saying he thinks the Chargers will cave and pay him or a team will be willing to trade for him. With no current end in sight here’s a potential trade that benefits both sides:

The Proposed Trade:

-The Lions get RB Melvin Gordon -The Chargers get RT Rick Wagner and a...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers 90-in-90: WR Dylan Cantrell

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One of the most exciting young players on the Chargers’ roster has yet to play a single NFL down. And no, I’m not referring to the prodigal son, Forrest Lamp.

I’m obviously talking about Dylan Cantrell, the team’s sixth-round pick in 2017 out of Texas Tech University.

“But Michael, he was hurt and then still didn’t see the field after he recovered.” SILENCE!

For the first week or so of training camp last year,...

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How much should we be comfortable with the Chargers offering to Melvin Gordon?

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

What is the biggest deal you would be willing to sign Melvin Gordon to right now?

Michael Peterson: Although it might be costly, I’d be willing to go up to $11 million/yr if they were able to structure it to benefit the pending signings in 2020 and 2021. At the minimum, I would give him enough so he’s not making less than LeSean McCoy, Devonta Freeman, and Saquon Barkley. He deserves to be paid more than those guys. There’s a big jump between...

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Louis Gorini

Pay This Man His Money!

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You know Louis Gorini had to get into this Melvin Gordon contract debate. His opinion might shock you.

Here I am again; almost two and a half years to the date where I emphatically was making the case for the Chargers to re sign another controversial Melvin. I was one of the few to have the opinion of the then San Diego Chargers, absolutely needing to lock up Melvin Ingram at whatever cost necessary. I read the comments and all the tweets calling me crazy:...

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