To be mentioned with a great is an unbelievable honor but what if it's for the wrong reasons? This may be the case when discussing Philip Rivers. Rivers is an elite QB for the San Diego Chargers but for all his stats he has never won the one game that will take him out from under the shadow of Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger. To be fair, all the pressure and
In 2015 the San Diego Chargers were one of the worst teams in the league. They finished the season with a 4-12 record. Can they make an improvement in 2016? That will be seen as the year progresses. Here are 5 guys to keep your eyes on during the 2016 season. Melvin Gordon. Gordon was last years first round pick. He never really got off the ground in 2015. He
When a player is drafted into today's NFL it is relatively easy to get him under contract. The Collective Bargaining Agreement, created in 2011, basically assisted the owners with ready-made contracts. These require little to no negotiation. The result would be less holdouts. That was until 2016. Joey Bosa, taken 4th overall by the San Diego Chargers, is the only draft choice that is unsigned. Why does he remain unsigned?
As our division-by-division look at the Wide Receiver Opportunity Index (WROI) marches on, we move on to the AFC West wide receivers. The WROI looks at target opportunities for wide receivers on teams based on targets lost from last year’s passing game. Unfortunately for this particular piece, the AFC West has three teams in the bottom ten in terms of targets lost, including a team that lost only one target
As the rumors swirled that Philip Rivers wanted out of San Diego almost every team in need of a QB was salivating from the mouth. But it was never meant to be as he re-upped, thus ending his chances at a ring. If only... If only he wasn't who he was. If only he would've been selfish and looked out for himself and chased that ring. If only... But Rivers
In San Diego, the weather is nice, the people are great and most importantly, they're all about the Chargers; a football team that is usually in the playoff picture or as close as can be. They're a gritty team built on the run game and a staggering defense. Phillip Rivers is one tough guy. Always taking a beating under center, he finds ways to make plays and carry his team.
Written by LaShawn Encarnacion aka The Dark Knight of Sports As the San Diego Chargers prepare to host the Miami Dolphins this coming Sunday afternoon, a much greater cloud continues to form above. That is the form of time running out for the Chargers being in San Diego. This game could very well be the final game as San Diego Chargers as the NFL's December 30th deadline for home teams
Written by LaShawn Encarnacion aka The Dark Knight of Sports One of the primary rules in professional sports is to protect the integrity of the game. That has a wide range but one particular and big piece is the product that is put on display for the paying customers. So when teams like in the NFL the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions do very poorly. Teams in
We are now 3 weeks into the NFL season and every week we do learn a little more and more. There are still 7 teams without a loss and 4 teams without a win. Of those 11 teams I would say the two that are the most surprising are the 3-0 Falcons and the 0-3 Ravens. But of those 11 teams should any be feeling really smug, or really frightened?
The San Diego Chargers offense thrives under the leadership of Pro Bowl quarterback Phillip Rivers. However, lost in the shuffle of a high-octane scoring attack is a defense that doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves. And while it might not be the NFL's best, defensive back Eric Weddle, certainly makes it one of the most feared units in the league. Weddle doesn't get the publicity of other defensive backs