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« on: December 02, 2012, 12:58:04 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 02:10:07 PM »

Is Andy Reid really interested in San Diego Chargers?

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has his eyes on the San Diego Chargers, Pro Football Talk reported, but are those feeling mutual?

NFL.com's Albert Breer reported on "Around the League" on Friday that Reid would ultimately prefer to stay in Philadelphia. Most believe the organization is ready to move in another direction after two extremely disappointing seasons. He could be fired Monday, a day after the regular-season ends.

Reid has let his San Diego wishes be known, according to Pro Football Talk, and has begun to research possible coaching staffs.

"The Chargers could be looking at some younger names," Breer said. "They've gone down the retread route in the past -- Marty Schottenheimer, Norv Turner. If they are going to ax Turner as expected on Monday, they might not be as interested in Reid as Reid is in them."

Breer added the Arizona Cardinals could be interested in Reid if they fire Ken Whisenhunt.

However it shakes out, Reid is unlikely to get the personnel control he had in Philly. That didn't work out so well the last two years.


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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 10:11:13 AM »

Mike McCoy, Chargers working on deal for head coach job

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Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is in the process of working on a deal that would make him the San Diego Chargers' next head coach, a person briefed on the deal told NFL.com's Ian Rapaport.


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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 05:28:39 PM »

Change that to hired.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 10:48:54 PM »

Will the real Philip Rivers please stand up?

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Congrats to the San Diego Chargers. They nailed their two big hires, replacing overmatched and cantankerous former general manager A.J. Smith with Tom Telesco, who intelligently picked Mike McCoy to replace overmatched coach Norv Turner.

For good measure, McCoy was smart enough to retain defensive coordinator John Pagano and hire Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator.

Turner and Smith were rightly identified as the problems in San Diego. But it's also important to note that Rivers regressed at quarterback.

McCoy was tabbed to fix Rivers, who now officially has no excuse. With the coaching talent around him, Rivers must breathe new life into his career.

The Bolts' offseason will be about helping Rivers accomplish that, and improving his supporting cast.


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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 12:41:10 AM »

Charlie Joiner retires from Chargers as WR coach

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SAN DIEGO -- Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner has retired from his job as wide receivers coach for the San Diego Chargers.

Joiner spent 44 years in the NFL as a player and coach, including 21 with the Chargers. Now 65 years old, he says it's "definitely a young man's game."

Joiner played with the Chargers from 1976 to 1986 and was the team leader with 586 receptions until Antonio Gates broke the record in 2011. He also played with the Houston Oilers from 1969 to 1972 and with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1972 to 1975.

New coach Mike McCoy hired Fred Graves to replace Joiner. McCoy also hired Kevin Spencer to coach special teams and Joe D'Alessandris to coach the offensive line. Tuesday's moves came a day after Frank Reich was hired to coach the quarterbacks.


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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 07:10:07 PM »

The San Diego Chargers basically got complacent last season. That's what led to their 7-9 record, according to Chargers running back Ryan Mathews.

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"I think we were just complacent," Mathews said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM." "The time that we spent there -- we spent a lot of time there -- it was the same thing over and over again. There wasn't anything new.

"I think he (Norv Turner) did everything he could to try to make us win, no doubt about it. I just think we really got complacent to where we were and what we were doing and thought we were owed to win games."

Turner was the Chargers' coach for six seasons, and he made the playoffs for the first three but was left out in the last three. Players won't respond to hearing the same message the same way for a long period of time. That's the challenge for coaching staffs. In the end, sometimes there's a need for a new voice in the room.

"We all had the talent," Mathews said. "I think it was just going through the same routine, doing the same thing over and over again. You go there and you do what you gotta do to get ready for practice, go to practice, get out of practice.

"It was kind of just a routine thing, it wasn't something new. I think the new coaches being in here is going to be good for us."

 
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Turner might have lost the team, but there also has to be a level of accountability from the players. You can't just go through the motions, even if the message is stale. And it's not like Mathews is a 10-year veteran who has heard it all. Last season was his third in the NFL.

Mathews said there was a lack of intensity. It sounds like everyone was guilty of that.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 10:54:15 PM »

A 3rd place team in the division this season.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 08:48:39 PM »

Defensive end Jarius Wynn signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Wynn had 12 tackles and two sacks in seven games for the Tennessee Titans last season. He was originally a sixth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2009 and appeared in 36 games over three seasons for the Packers.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013, 11:58:11 PM »

San Diego Chargers

UFA: RB Jackie Battle (6), CB Chris Carr (Cool, OL Brandyn Dombrowski (4), OL Tyronne Green (4), LB Gary Guyton (4), OL Rex Hadnot (9), CB Quentin Jammer (11), S Corey Lynch (5), LB Shaun Phillips (9), TE Dante Rosario (6), WR Michael Spurlock (5), OL Reggie Wells (10), LB Demorrio Williams (9).

RFA: WR Seyi Ajirotutu (3), WR Danario Alexander (3), RB Curtis Brinkley (3), OL Mike Windt (3).

ERFA:

Key arrivals: Ex-Packers DE Jarius Wynn, April 3; Ex-Cardinals OG Rich Ohrnberger, March 22; Ex-Patriots RB Danny Woodhead, March 15 (two years); Ex-Jaguars CB Derek Cox, March 13 (four years); Ex-Bills OG Chad Rinehart, March 13 (one year); Ex-Cowboys TE John Phililps, March 13 (three years, $5.275 million); Signed ex-Eagles OT King Dunlap, March 12 (two years); Claimed RB Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from Cardinals, March 12.

Key departures: DE Vaughn Martin, March 28 (to Dolphins); Released OT Jared Gaither, March 27; DT Aubrayo Franklin, March 19 (to Colts); LB Antwan Barnes, March 18 (to Jets); CB Antoine Cason, March 15 (to Cardinals); OG Louis Vasquez, March 12 (signed with Broncos); Released TE Randy McMichael, Antonio Garay, March 12; Released SS Atari Bigby, March 8; Released LB Takeo Spikes, March 7.

Key re-signings: RB Ronnie Brown, March 15 (one year); Re-signed PK Nick Novak, March 12 (four years).
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Chargers setting up Philip Rivers to fail?
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Philip Rivers has committed 47 turnovers over the past two seasons. (Gregory Bull, AP)

Just about any way you slice it, this is a make-or-break type of season upcoming for Philip Rivers. The Chargers’ starter at QB for the past seven seasons, Rivers will turn 32 in December, has a cumbersome contract and no ties to San Diego’s new coaching staff.


Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune said on the NFL Network last week that “2013 is the final audition of Philip Rivers.”

And if that’s the case, Rivers is in trouble.

When new head coach Mike McCoy was hired back in January, he inherited a roster that had some nice pieces but fell shy of looking like a Super Bowl contender — and probably even shy of really challenging Denver in the AFC West. While San Diego has made a couple of decent free-agent additions (Danny Woodhead at running back, Derek Cox at corner), the offense especially looks more or less like it did in 2012. That unit, if you’ll recall, was thoroughly underwhelming.

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The hope for Chargers fans has to be that the offensive-minded McCoy’s arrival can bring back the Rivers of old, the QB who won 46 games and threw for 105 touchdown passes from 2006-09. Maybe it’s as simple as just flipping that switch, too, by getting Rivers more comfortable.

But all the issues that plagued San Diego’s offense last season (aside from an increasingly turnover-prone Rivers) still remain. The offensive line, which coughed up 50 sacks in ’12, has not improved much, if at all, despite the additions of King Dunlap, Rich Ohrnberger and Chad Rinehart. The Chargers also, as of yet, have not added any more weapons to a receiving unit that is coming off a disappointing year.

San Diego holds the No. 11 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, so it could address one trouble spot there. The natural fit is at LT, where Jared Gaither hung the Chargers out to dry in 2012 as he struggled with injuries. What if Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson are off the board, though? Would a developing Cordarrelle Patterson fit at wide receiver? Could San Diego trade down and go the quantity-over-quality route?

Rivers no doubt will be watching intently. He and this Chargers team simply cannot go into 2013 with the status quo on offense and expect to improve. Sure, the offensive line could raise its game inexplicably and Ryan Mathews could stay healthy all year, while Malcom Floyd continues his development into a top-flight receiver. Heck, maybe even Robert Meachem might bounce back from free-agent bust land to pitch in some, or Danario Alexander’s reception numbers will continue to trend upward.

The problem is that the Chargers, as they stand, need all of those what-ifs to occur simultaneously to really be a threat in the AFC West.

Short of that, Rivers’ regression figures to continue behind an overmatched offensive line and with an underachieving group of position players.

The natural reaction when any team struggles is to blame the quarterback. It’s happened time and again with Rivers, just as it has with Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez and many other QBs. Rivers does deserve his fair share of criticism, following three straight years without a playoff berth.

As is often the case, however, the letdowns have been far from a one-man operation. Even at his best last season, Rivers could only do so much with the talent (or lack thereof) around him — specifically, up front.

The situation for 2013 does not set up that much better, either. The Chargers have done little more than plug gum into the holes on their leaky line and the receiving corps is the same one Rivers threw to throughout the 7-9 2012 season.

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 07:50:36 PM »

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Chargers have agreed to terms with wide receivers Deon Butler and Dan DePalma and cornerback Cornelius Brown.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2013, 07:54:11 PM »


The San Diego Chargers agreed to a trio of signings today as General Manager Tom Telesco continues to add depth across the board.  Joining the team is cornerback Cornelius Brown as well as a pair of wide receivers in Deon Butler and Dan DePalma. Brown and Butler will sign one-year deals while DePalma agreed to a two-year contract.

Brown is a player Telesco is familiar with as he has spent parts of his first two seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.  He appeared in 10 games in 2010 with the Colts, recording 24 tackles and three passes defensed. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound defensive back out of Texas-El Paso has also spent time with the Chicago Bears.

Butler was a third-round draft pick out of Penn State by the Seattle Seahawks in 2009.  A speedster who clocked in a 4.38 40-yard dash time at the scouting combine, he spent parts of the last four years with the club.  The 5-foot-10, 182-pound Butler has caught 57 passes for 611 yards and four touchdowns over his career.

DePalma is a 5-foot-11, 192-pound receiver out of West Chester who has spent time with both the New York Jets and New York Giants.  The hard working wideout was a member of the Giants practice squad when they won Super Bowl XLVI.

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 01:16:09 PM »

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While the Chargers are in need of a legitimate left tackle to protect Philip Rivers' blind side, guard might be in even worse shape, reports NFL.com's Chris Wesseling.

Ricky Henne of the team's website profiles Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 04:11:10 PM »

The Chargers signed Danny Woodhead to go along with Ryan Mathews and Ronnie Brown as their primary running backs. Woodhead can act as a slot receiver and move all over the formation to create mismatches in the passing game as well as contribute with some carries. This is a fine addition, but Brown acted as the Chargers’ third-down back last season. With the problems with San Diego’s offensive line, checking down to Brown became a favorite decision for Philip Rivers. Few running backs have Mathews’ talent, but his injury history and lack of reliability are troubling -- especially for a former first-round pick. The new coaching staff might not be as enamored with Mathews as the previous, but it is easy to overlook the fact that Mathews was rather effective running the ball last season for a team that had blocking woes. He also gives the Chargers three backs who catch the ball well, although none excels in protection. Woodhead, Brown and Mathews combined to catch a whopping 128 passes in 2012.
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