CAPTION: August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Jacob Hester (22) is consoled after dropping the catch against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump


“It’s nice to get started with an actual game-plan week,” coach Norv Turner said. “You can consider this the first day of an actual game-plan practice even though we have been working on Oakland. I thought our guys had a lot of energy, and we practiced extremely fast.”

With the New York Jets residing in the same division as the New England Patriots, everyone associated with Gang Green – players, coaches, ownership, and fans – are probably realistic about divisional title chances. There are none.

The San Diego Chargers will honor the memory of fallen NFL superstar Junior Seau during their home opener on Sunday Sept. 16 … and TMZ has learned his entire family will be on hand to witness the ceremony.

The Chargers announced team captains following Thursday’s practice. The six players were elected by a vote of their peers and represent a cross section of team leadership.

Two games that could (should) have been won. A 17-14 Playoff loss in 2009, and a 27-21 regular season match up in 2011. What went wrong, defensively speaking, in those two games? The common answer for both games is a less-than-physical defensive back not playing up to his status as a first round draft pick.