Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Good Friday to all of you out there. Is anyone from San Diego rooting for Florida Gulf Coast tonight or are we still a little bitter about that loss?

Ryan Mathews: Norv Turner lost the team
NFL News
The San Diego Chargers basically tuned out Norv Turner last year. That’s what led to the 7-9 record, according to running back Ryan Mathews. “I think we were just complacent,” Mathews said on ‘NFL AM.’ “The time that we spent there – we spent a lot of 

San Diego Chargers: Where Do Bolts Stand in the AFC West Now?
Bleacher Report
In the colorful landscape of the AFC West, the four gardens comprised of the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders are far from finished products considering free agency is still in effect and the draft has yet 

Chargers Off-Season Schedule Set
Chargers.com
The San Diego Chargers offseason schedule was announced today as they prepare for their first season under new head coach Mike McCoy. It all kicks off on Monday with the beginning “phase one,” which is a two week program limited to strength and 

Look who may affect Chargers‘ draft plans
ESPN (blog)
There is little chance left tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher will be available when theChargers pick. Johnson is considered the third-best left tackle prospect. But he is moving up boards because of his athleticism and because of his performances 

Chat wrap: Could Chargers target WR?
ESPN (blog)
Robert from Bloomington, In.: The Chargers need as much offensive help as they can get. Could you foresee them going against conventional wisdom and taking Austin or Patterson at 11? Patterson in particular would be an interesting replacement for 

Worst five Chargers free-agent signings
U-T San Diego
Trying to get over a migraine, the Chargers released Jared Gaither on Wednesday a year after signing him to a four-year contract worth $24.5 million. Where does he rank among the five worst free-agent signings in Chargers history? Grab a bottle of 

Chargers at the USC Pro Day
Chargers.com
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Chargers get thinner on defensive line
ESPN (blog)
The Chargers have seen defensive tackles Aubrayo Franklin (free agency) and Antonio Garay (he was cut) leave the team. The team has hopes for Cam Thomas. But there is a need at the position. The Chargers have a solid starting front three of ends Corey 

Chargers spread Jared Gaither cap hit
U-T San Diego
Jared Gaither’s release would always cost the Chargers $6 million in dead money against the salary cap. While that hasn’t changed, they team exercised an option that spreads the impact over two years. The left tackle’s Wednesday release came with a 

Prospect Profile: Kenny Vaccaro
Chargers.com
In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th. We continue the series with a scouting report of 

Micheal Spurlock could land with Cowboys
U-T San Diego
When they find room, perhaps an ex-Charger could sign. Wide receiver Micheal Spurlock is still weighing interest in free agency, potentially to sign with his fourth team in three years. That movement around the league largely has been stabilized by the 

Agent: DT Vaughn Martin agrees to terms with Dolphins
CBS sports.com (blog)
Martin has spent his entire four-year career with the Chargers. In the past twoseasons, he has started 27 of the 28 games in which he has played. He has accumulated three sacks in his career. While the agreement with Martin likely won’t fire up the 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: At least there is one guy on NFL Network that likes Rivers. I can’t remember his name. He did a top 10 QBs in the NFL feature, and he had Rivers at 8. They gave him a hard time about it and he gave it right back to Steve Wyche. Blamed it all on AJ and the fact that Rivers was left with no weapons. He was saying that Meachem is not a suitable replacement for Vincent Jackson.

    He says Rivers still has it and the Chargers have to give him weapons.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yes!!! there is faith still out there. we get him time, he will kill it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        It was Jamie Dukes that is the Rivers supporter. And man, he really blamed AJ for all of it.

        • arnie

          Just as it should be. We should all tweet Jamie dukes for telling the truth.

  • arnie

    From mathews..”I think he did everything he could to try to make us win, no doubt about it. I just think we really got complacent to where we were and what we were doing and thought we were owed to win games.”

    “I think we were just complacent,” Mathews said Friday on ‘NFL AM.’ “The time that we spent there — we spent a lot of time there — it was the same thing over and over again. There wasn’t anything new.”

    There is a certain satisfaction in hearing those words, from the player norv coached. We heard it from Jerry Rice, “…he is the worst coach he’s ever had…”. Yet it was dismissed as a bitter player in decline. norv was let go the following season by the raiders. Even LT was “disappointed” in the schemes norv was putting in, yet some called him a washed up back, that wasn’t the center of the offense anymore, an prone to injury. Sound familiar?
    Rant over. This really is a Good Friday…

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