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  1. NFL Divisional Round - Chargers vs Patriots

    I know everyone (myself included) is disappointed but let’s look at this realistically. 1) We’re playing games with Michael Schofield, Dan Feeny and Sam Tevi starting on the offensive line. That needs upgraded 2) On the flip side, our interior defensive line needs beefed up 3) Our linebackers today were Hayes Pullard and Kyle Emmanuel. That’s brutal. We had a great season 12-4 and a playoff win, I think with this unit is a good accomplishment. We weren’t gonna win the Super Bowl with those holes, you’re really kidding yourself if you thought that. Would have liked to have seen Gus gamble more on D today to give us a punchers chance but it was clear early on that the Patriots were the bigger more physical team. Sorry but you’re just not gonna win those games.
  2. NFL Divisional Round - Chargers vs Patriots

    Takes on the Patriots game.. - Seems like the key to beat the Patriots has always been to get pressure on Brady with your front four (ala the Giants in the Super Bowls). So can Bosa, Ingram and the boys exploit their matchups without us having to blitz? - Who covers Gronkowski? Is James ready for that kind of challenge? - I worry about inserting Henry into this game. Partially because of the knee but more due to the fact that he hasn't played all year. You're just asking for a fumble or something there. I love Hunter and think he would be a huge asset in this game if healthy, but not having game reps all year worries me that he'll make a costly error. - Gordon looked like he was dragging a truck behind him in the second half of the Baltimore game. Huge blow if he's not healthy
  3. Chargers Regular/Pre Season thread

    He's good enough that another team would offer more than a one year "prove it" deal. Whats the going rate for a middle linebacker these days? I would offer a fair contract in the 4 year range, but I certainly wouldn't overpay. I would also look to get some younger depth in the draft next year for insurance. That position is brutal and injuries are pretty commonplace so to expect these guys to go years without injury is dreaming. Not long ago Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman were the gold standard and they fell off a cliff fairly quickly. Another thing to consider is Melvin Gordon. What are we gonna offer him? He's on record as supporting Le'veon Bell so reading the tea leafs, he's gonna want to get paid. Might be tough to sign both. Oh yeah and I didn't even mention Tyrell Williams.
  4. Gates resigns with Chargers

    38 years old, no OTA's, no training camp and no pre season? Can't see anything going wrong there lol
  5. Chargers Offseason thread

    If we were counting on Verrett then shame on our organization. I feel bad for him on a personal level, but I think now we can close the book on him and see what our other young corners have to offer. I was scared Verrett was gonna have a good season and we would pay him and THEN this would happen. I wish him the best going forward but that probably closes the door on his career with the Chargers
  6. Chargers Offseason thread

    I'm perfectly fine with Nwosu, I liked him before the draft and thought he was a good fit for us. Plus I knew we had done a lot of work on him so I suspected he was high on our board, that goes for Malik Jefferson as well. As far as Jones, he played on one of, if not the best Dline in the country alongside Chubb, Street and Hill. He definitely flashes, and when he does, it looks good. I guess my question is, why is his production not better? He obviously wasn't the focal point of the offensive line and should have had plenty of one on ones with the guard. Rumor is, the Chargers really got sold on him during Senior Bowl week. Think about that for a second. He played four years at NC State and it took Senior Bowl week to sell us on him? If he's that good, those practices shouldn't have meant much if anything. That bothers me a little bit
  7. Chargers Offseason thread

    For the most part I liked what we did this year, particularly James (1st), Nwosu (2nd) and White (4th). Quessenberry, Cantrell and Jackson have potential to make the roster as depth pieces, which is fine at those points in the draft. Overall, I think we improved as a team this weekend I only have a couple criticisms 1. We are obviously a team that drafts for need over BPA. We have to be one of the most predictable teams in the league when it comes to need/selection. It's gotten us in trouble in the past, particularly the 3rd round. Chris Watt (14), Craig Mager (15) and Max Tuerk (16). These guys were all reaches at that point in those drafts and it seems like we may have done it again with Jones this year. Which leads me too.... 2. This front office lacks any creativity or imagination when it comes to the draft. I don't think since Telesco we've traded back one time for additional picks or traded a current player for any worthwhile draft capital (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). In the 3rd this year I would have liked to have seen a trade up for. Nnadi or Green who went within ten picks of our selection, but better players than Jones. The price to trade up wasn't high this year, I think that would have been a good move for us. It feels like those guys went and we panicked and took Jones. Jones is my question mark out of this draft. Even without a trade up, personally I would have taken Harrison Phillips at that spot. I hope Jones balls out and proves me wrong. Thats really it. I like the players we selected. Absolutely ecstatic to get Derwin James in the 1st, didn't see that coming but that made the draft for me
  8. Chargers Offseason thread

    Anyone interesting that we're bringing in as UDFA?
  9. Chargers Offseason thread

    Seems like we keep drafting the same "type" of guy. That safety/LB tweener (Jenkins, James, White). I agree Phillips is probably on his way out but it also says Jenkins isn't panning out either. Or am I wrong?
  10. Chargers Offseason thread

    Tell me we're not trading up for Mason Rudolph....
  11. Chargers Offseason thread

    Ecstatic about James last night, but we still need help at LB and DL. Really hope we don't get "Craig Magered" tonight.
  12. Chargers Offseason thread

    Boston's a memory
  13. Chargers Offseason thread

    Night before the draft, here's how I see our pick going at 17. I think these 9 guys are guaranteed to go before us: Allen/Rosen/Mayfield/Darnold/Jackson/Ward/Nelson/Chubb/Barkley These are the guys I think are preferable finalists for our pick. And if on the board will be our pick: James/Fitzpatrick/Vea/Payne/Smith/Edmunds That's six guys with 7 picks in front. Basically to land one of those guys we're hoping for 2 of these guys to go ahead of us... McGlinchey/Miller/Alexander/Davenport/Landry/ Ridley/Moore/Vander Esch If that doesn't happen and one of our preferred 6 doesn't fall, I feel like the pick will come from this pool McGlinchey/Miller/Evans/Vander Esch/Taven Bryan
  14. Draft Rumors

    He knew about it his freshman year at Michigan. Google Maurice Hurst heart condition Michigan - its the first article that comes up - from freep.com as well