Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Over/Under: Meachem primed for a Breakout Game versus Former Team?

September 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) catches a pass during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE


To say that his 2012 stat line with the Chargers is underwhelming would be quite an understatement. Robert Meachem, former Saints’ first round draft choice, has not yet lived up to the expectations that his newly inked deal would lead one to believe is sufficient.

Through four games, Meachem has only accumulated a meager six receptions for 92 yards and no touchdowns. The fact that 46 of those yards came on one play make his numbers that much more disheartening.

I had thoughts that he would have trouble averaging under 92 yards receiving a game for what would be the entirety of the season.

Ah yes, what is it they say about visions of grandeur?

To his credit, half of his receptions have been for first downs. Meaning he has had 3 catches for first downs in four games. I apologize for writing as though you hadn’t already done the math. I should have understood that to have been a point of mutual understanding.

All of that being said, it has become evident that Chargers’ fans have now placed Meachem under the microscope; myself included.

Despite Rivers being under an immense amount of pressure at times, I envisioned a completely different connection between Philip and Robert by the conclusion of week four of the regular season.

Now that Jared Gaither is back, we can hopefully expect that Rivers will be under a considerably less amount of pressure than in past weeks.

Although it’s clear that Gaither needs some gameday conditioning, he looked good against Kansas City. He seemed to stay strong until the second half. During the second half it became obvious that Gaither was under-conditioned due to back spasms that had kept him out for almost three months.

What does Gaither being “back” have to do with Meachem under-performing? Philip Rivers should have that much more time to ensure that he doesn’t under throw our man, number 12, on another one of those nine routes.

Rivers has done so on three of such attempts or perhaps I wouldn’t be under selling Meachem’s potential.

It might be easy to assume that Meachem would have a 100 yard game, with a touchdown, against his former team. So, in that case, I set the over/under at 100 yds and one touchdown for the game.

The question remains……. are you taking the over? Or are you taking the under?

Without me voicing my opinion, please re-read the article and tell me why you believe I am leaning one way or the other.


Thanks a lot for reading.






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  • Pels04

    I’m taking the under on the yards but over in TDs. I’m thinkin a td from about the 15 ad another from about the 30. Plus another 2 receptions to put his total in the 80s. I will say 87 yds 2 TDs. Go Meach!! BoltUp!!

    • Pels04

      Thumbs down?!? Really? Haha What’s wrong with 87 yards and 2 TDs?!? Specially from a WR that has barely over 90 in 4 games?

      • #TheBoltFather

        I wish there was a way to see who did that!!!

        • Pels04

          I know right? i wonder if tapermonkey wiil work on here like it does on ESPN. Anyways Meachem ended up with 67 yds and 2 td’s. I wasnt that far off!

      • #TheBoltFather

        Pels- Don’t…let…it…bother you.
        Whoever did that is either unable to prove why they disagree (no reply or comment) or they are just a straight up hater. Don’t worry about it.

  • bolthead612

    Ill take the over… 5 rec, 103 yards 1 td. The td coming off a bomb! Time to BOLT UP Meach!

    • #TheBoltFather

      Love it!!! Like I commented above, I hope you’re right as well!!

  • 619chargers4life

    i think with that D he will get the over in yards. he can do that with three catches. he might get a couple of TD’s but im leaning towards one to none. and Booga i may be wrong but i think ur leaning towards the over. u know like i know that another week of the “back” on the field is going to pay off for all WR’s this game. plus the weak secondary the saints got. it seems to be a recipe for a huge game. i would love to see the chargers run away with a win. i would love to see another week of our D shutting it down. our time is now. im so pumped for this game that i might take some of the energy out at the Aztec game tonight lol

    • #TheBoltFather

      Love what you are saying and I hope that you are right. If you re-read the article notice how many times the word under is used. :)
      Whether by itself or in conjunction with another word.

      • 619chargers4life

        lol yeah u did use the under about 13 times lol

  • BoltBrigade

    I’d have to say over because if not Meach may be a another bust for AJ. What player isn’t motivated by the team that let them walk? I look for both QB’s to be over 300+ in passing yards unless Battle just pounds it for the Bolts. It’s his time to #BoltUp