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Michael Peterson

Offseason Refresher Course: Oakland Raiders

Time get caught up on the Raiders before Jon Gruden reverts them back to the early-2000’s.

In a time of the game where being younger and attempting to stockpile sure-fire has become the norm, Jon Gruden has decided take a path less traveled.

Throughout this past free agency period, it seemed as if Gruden had a soft spot in his heart for older players whose primes came and went four or five years ago. A good chunk of the players they signed are on the wrong side of 30 years old and everyone...

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Michael Peterson

Over/Under: Keenan Allen’s Receiving Yards and Touchdowns

Allen is just entering his prime after a stellar 2017 season. Will he take a step back, repeat, or take his game to another level?

During the first half of the 2015 season prior to his season-ending injury, the Keenan Allen we all laid witness to was some thing else. It took one game for him to set the franchise-record for catches in a game at 15. It culminated in a masterful performance that ignited a comeback against the Detroit Lions on their home turf.

In 2016, he had six catches for 63...

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Argos sign former NFL back McCluster

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed former NFL running back and returner Dexter McCluster, the team announced Monday. McCluster, 29, was originally drafted 36th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 NFL Draft. In four years (2010-2013) with the Chiefs, McCluster played 58 games amassing 662 rush yards, 1,500 receiving yards, 959 punt-return yards, 1,087 kick-return yards and nine total touchdowns. In 2013, McCluster was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl after returning 58...

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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Joey Bosa Is a Dominant Force

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Know Your Enemy | 2018 AFC West Preview | Los Angeles Chargers - Lance Sanderson
The Chargers wound up getting a solid haul during the 2018 NFL Draft highlighted by snatching up a top-10 level talent in S Derwin James at pick 17. A perfect scheme fit for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, James figures to fill a huge void that was left when the Chargers allowed perennial Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle to depart in free agency a...

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Jason Michaels

The Chargers Aren’t Actually That Interested in Antonio Gates

Time is ticking, and has been ticking. Will Gates play this year?

In the wake of Hunter Henry’s devastating ACL injury on the first day of team activities, it was prognosticated that the Chargers would have no choice but to bring back Antonio Gates.

That was two months ago.

Gates remains unsigned and, largely, uncourted by any NFL teams. The Chargers have been the only team that have given any indication of interest in Gates’ services. These comments, however, might have been smoke...

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Chargers Bubble Watch: WR Nelson Spruce

In less than two weeks, the Los Angeles Chargers will report to the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa for the second consecutive year. Training camp gives fans a first look at the team coming off the offseason. It’s a chance to see the new rookie class and any free agents the team has […] Chargers Bubble Watch: WR Nelson Spruce - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Will Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram Become The NFL’s Best Pass Rush Duo in 2018?

The pairing of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram was clearly one of the NFL’s most dominant in 2017. The concept of making life miserable for an opposing quarterback is essential to defensive success. And the dynamic duo of edge rushers Bosa and Ingram did exactly that in 2017. The combination of Ingram’s and Bosa’s outstanding […] Will Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram Become The NFL’s Best Pass Rush Duo in 2018? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Chargers’ Hayward needs to get the respect he deserves

What else does Casey Hayward need to do to prove he’s an elite cornerback in the NFL? “I don’t get no respect.” Ah, the popular catchphrase mouthed by the late Rodney Dangerfield. It also applies to Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. You wouldn’t think so because of how well he’s played since joining the Chargers as […] Chargers’ Hayward needs to get the respect he deserves - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Will Philip Rivers Be the MVP of the AFC West?

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RB leaders in fantasy points per route run - Tyler Loechner
Here are the top 10 running backs (minimum 100 routes run) in terms of FP/RR from 2017 (PPR scoring). This data includes only receiving fantasy points scored.

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Five Fun Facts: Scott Quessenberry - Hayley Elwood
When Scott Quessenberry was drafted by the Bolts, he became the second member of his family to play in the NFL. His brother, David,...

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Los Angeles Chargers: Top 5 villains in team history

The Los Angeles Chargers have been in existence since 1959. In that time, the team and it’s fans have created some heated rivalries across the world of professional football. But villains are necessary, even if they sometimes bring the worst out of our emotions. Cheering on your favorite team wouldn’t be as fun if there […] Los Angeles Chargers: Top 5 villains in team history - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Can the Chargers Survive in LA?

Between upstart leagues and existing competition, the LA market will be a powerful foe to conquer It has been a tumultuous two years since the Chargers moved north, and, by and large, the move is largely in the rear-view mirror. We are not going to continue to talk about the positives or negatives of the jump from San Diego (that has been done to death, and I’ve surely contributed), but instead focus on the realities of the LA Market. Chris Franco Imaging LA is not often referred to as...

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Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #3 Joey Bosa v. NYG Wk. 5

This one might have the best lead art of them all *shrugs* #3.) Joey Bosa v. Giants - 6 tackles, 2 sacks, TFL, forced fumble Giants fans might want to look away once again for this next defensive performance as we come right back to the Chargers’ first win of the ‘17 season. For the #4 performance, Melvin Ingram was highlighted as he harassed Eli Manning from the first whistle to the last. In this case, we’re going to be highlighting the action on the other side of the defensive line...

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Richard Wade

Daily Links: Do the Chargers Have the NFL’s Best Roster?

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The 10 best players ever selected at the NFL Supplemental Draft - Christian D'Andrea
The 348-pound Williams was a fixture in the middle of the Chargers’ defensive line for 12 seasons, peaking with a four-year run from 2005 to 2008 that saw him earn All-Pro honors three times. The run-stuffing tackle was an immovable obstacle up front, commanding double-teams and leading one of the league’s top rushing defenses.

10...

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Los Angeles Chargers: Projected starters ahead of training camp

The Los Angeles Chargers will arrive in Costa Mesa in just over two weeks for the beginning of training camp. Rookies will be required to report even earlier. Camp opens for the Bolts in July 28 and the team will begin work on figuring out how to take the positives of last season and turn […] Los Angeles Chargers: Projected starters ahead of training camp - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chargers FB Derek Watt teams up with brothers to talk heat safety

With heat in the summer always a big concern, Chargers FB Derek Watt and his brothers are leading the way by teamming up with Gatorade to explain the importance of dressing for temperature and hydrating. “Hot one today,” as good ‘ol Wally would constantly say. But seriously, dealing with the heat is no joking matter. […] Chargers FB Derek Watt teams up with brothers to talk heat safety - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

With two new starters, it’s not surprising to see the once-struggling unit have some doubters.

Earlier today, Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner dropped his latest NFL offensive line rankings of the league’s best units heading into the 2018 season. These rankings are updated from a previous post that ranked the units immediately following the end of last season.

We view the Washington Redskins as the 12th best offensive line heading into the 2018 season. Which teams make the top 10?...

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Free agent K Nick Novak recovers from back injury

Free agent kicker Nick Novak is healthy once again and ready to audition for teams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets. This week, Novak won a kicking competition at the John Carney specialty camp over Nick Folk and others, so it sounds like he’s back to his old form. Novak has enjoyed two separate stints with the Chargers: he first kicked for the club from 2011-14 before reuniting for a nine-game stretch in 2017. One of four kickers to appear in a game for Los Angeles last...

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Chargers’ secondary should be considered among league’s best position groups, how is it not?

The Los Angeles Chargers boast a fierce, talented secondary. The line of teams excited about matching up with the Bolts’ cornerbacks and safeties isn’t very long. But Chris Wesseling of NFL.com doesn’t see it as one of the seven best position groups in the league. Are there really seven position groups that are better? According […] Chargers’ secondary should be considered among league’s best position groups, how is it not? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan...

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Former Frog LaDainian Tomlinson joins preseason broadcast team for LA Chargers

LT’s second career as a broadcaster is taking a big step forward. You could say that former TCU Football player LaDainian Tomlinson has had a pretty good 12 months. It was just over a year ago that LT was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a stellar NFL career with the Chargers and Jets. A few months after that, he joined TCU’s Board of Trustees. And now, the star of the NFL Network’s pregame show has a new title to add - Los Angeles Chargers Color Commentator. Wednesday, it...

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Training Camp Previews: The Cornerbacks

Previewing one of the deepest position groups on the roster On the Lightning Round Podcast, the guys reviewed defense and special teams. Leading up to training camp we’ll be going over position battles before we make one final prediction of the 53-man roster. Today we start with arguably the most talented position group on the roster, the cornerback position. There are locks. There will be battles. There will likely be surprises. Let’s get to the locks. Locks Casey Hayward Hayward...

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