The Morning Charge – 11/12/10

It’s not an overconfidence. It’s a belief that the intangible demons that held them back have been exorcised and a recognition that they’ve done it the right way before and are once again.

Darrell Stuckey was expected to challenge for playing time and perhaps even start in some packages at strong safety after a solid spring and start to training camp.

But the Chargers’ fourth-round pick suffered a groin injury a little more than a week into camp, missed almost two weeks and was never able to fully catch up once he returned.

Before he reported to his first NFL training camp in July, Ajirotutu made sure he had his degree in finance from Fresno State. While in college, he’d interned at Northwestern Mutual, learning about the life-insurance industry and actuary tables and such.

“At this point we only have seven games left in the season to try to make a season out of it, so you can’t really take a break from the mental part, but knowing that you’ve got a couple extra days to get your body rested and relaxed is a good feeling,” Tolbert said.

Philip Rivers is on pace to throw for 5200 yards this season. If he reaches that figure it would surpass Dan Marino’s 1984 record setting campaign of 5084 yards. This is great if you have Rivers on your fantasy team, but it might not be such a good thing for the Chargers playoff hopes.

In an interview with a San Diego radio station, Turner’s boss, San Diego general manager A.J. Smith, also backed up Crosby and pointed to mental mistakes made by players.

Even so, until they can prove otherwise, the Chargers are also-rans in the division they’ve won the last four seasons.

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