September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) is congratulated by tackle Jared Gaither (78) after Royal scores a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

What a difference Big Lazy makes!





To say that having Jared Gaither back was a big help is an understatement.  Although he made his fair share of mistakes, he is a vast improvement over undrafted free-agent tackle Mike Harris.

The effort that Harris had given in the first three games was extremely commendable.  Like Gaither in today’s start, he made his mistakes.  However, the difference in errors were obviously a question of experience.

I truly like Harris and could see him eventually replacing Clary, at right tackle, as early as next season.  No, I don’t see it happening prior to 2013; sorry to the Clary hater club.

Gaither came in and played very well considering that he hasn’t even practiced since late August.

He is no longer driving me crazy.  Big Lazy will only improve with the number of games that he plays this season.  He’s rusty and still played pretty well.

Now, do I want to talk about the complacency in the playcalling in the second half by Norv Turner?

Not in this article….. stay tuned.


Thanks a lot for reading.





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  • Pete Spinning

    That 3rd quarter was a lot like that Tennessee 2nd quarter, if you ask me. It was like they suddenly forgot how to play football. Rivers almost stepped into a safety like Brees did last week. Thank god he went down.. and thank god Scifres didn’t shank it this time. Still, I’m pleased about the divisional road win!!! HUGE!!! Hope this will help stop the blackouts. Also hope Denver lays an egg today ; )

    • #TheBoltFather

      Denver is killing it, so to speak. Scifres had another bad punt for second game in a row. BUT, you’re absolutely right. 2-0 in the division is huuuuge! #RecognizeBoltFam

      • arnie

        Scrifes bad punt came on the “laying down” of PR at the one yard line. Come on, throw it away and don’t put you special teams, an defense in a bad spot.

        • Jose Martinez

          I’m glad PR took a sack lnstead of throwing an interception, or fumbling, or giving up a safety. As we noticed today and last week, turnovers kill.

        • Saul Lopez

          So you wanted him to throw it away with 3 defenders on him & risk an INT or Intentional Grounding which could be called as a safety if in our endzone?!! PR did the right thing, learn you football before you bag on our QB buddy.

  • Pete Spinning

    Oh, and having Gaither back changes a lot! Such a big piece of the puzzle we were missing… like … 6′ 9″ big…

    • #TheBoltFather


  • James P Derrick

    Clearly, Gaither made a difference today. Way to go big man! Glad he is back. Another great W. I was worried when they let up during the 3rd quarter….Go Chargers.

    • #TheBoltFather

      Like the second quarter against Tennessee, Norv and Co. showed that lack of a killer instinct in this game’s 3rd quarter. You’re right. Great teams find ways to extend the lead and not let teams back in it. I’m trying not to be nit picky but a team better than KC would have captialized on such, in my opinion.

  • Ignatius

    Good to see him back in the line. I have one question: Why did Clary pulled from the game for one snap and inserted Harris who promptly fell? He wasn’t hurt nor it was a special play? Anyhow, good win for the Chargers, off to the big easy and hopefully a 4-1 record.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Clary did get hurt.. They had to check on him, then he just ran back on after he saw what happened

  • Moke Braddah Boltz

    His back must not be hurting much anymore …he got lift off big time!