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Chargers‘ Keiser feeling comfortable
U-T San Diego
The Chargers were quick to add Keiser in mid-May, days after his release by the Panthers and a serious knee injury to San Diego pass rusher Melvin Ingram. Keiser is having a solid training camp, albeit one interrupted by a hamstring strain for a few 

San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks Free Pick- 8/8/13
Sports Chat Place
The San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks close out Thursday’s NFL Preseason action as they meet in San Diego. At one point the San Diego Chargerswere the favorites seemingly every year to be the AFC representative in the Super Bowl but now 

Vincent Brown injury: Chargers WR misses sixth straight practice with 
SB Nation
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed practice for the sixth day in a row with a hamstring injury, according to the Union-Tribune. His running has been improving, but not enough to get back on the practice field Sunday. More Chargers 

Donald Butler contract extension: Chargers begin talks for new deal
SB Nation
The Chargers have begun extension talks with young star linebacker Donald Butler. They hope to get a deal done before the regular season starts. The San Diego Chargershave opened up contract extension talks with linebacker Donald Butler, according to 

I’m starting to worry about Philip Rivers
Bolts from the Blue
I know, I know, I’ve only seen one practice by the 2013 San Diego Chargers. I know that the coach is new and the offense is new and things will get better. I’m not saying it won’t get better. I’m saying that Rivers isn’t quite where I expected him to 

Gates felt slighted, so he got ripped
U-T San Diego
Gates has 82 career touchdowns, second-most by any tight end in the history of the profession. Since 2004, no one at any position has caught more TD passes than Gates’ 81. He has led the Chargers in receptions seven of the past nine seasons and in 

NFL Kicker Nick Novak Joins Kicking For The Dream’s Effort to Fight Ovarian 
Watch List News (press release)
NFL kicker Nick Novak of the San Diego Chargers, has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer, according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream founder, Billy Cundiff. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2013. NFL kicker Nick Novak of 


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  • Pels04

    For those of you that have seen the Chargers practice, what do you think about that BFTB article? Im not a huge fan of that site but i do know john knows football and he is kind of right about news on Rivers (kinda quiet). So, for those of you that have been how does Rivers look? and more specifically the deep ball? Is it too early to tell?

    • arnie

      To early to tell. Please consider this, when John writes, he has a motive to bring attention to his site. I’m not sure if i’ve been to more camps than he has. So when i speak i’m just giving you my honest opinion based on what i saw. I say all that to give you some “context” for what comes next. I’ve never made excuses for Phillip and i’m not going to start now. He has made outright bad decisions as QB over the last three seasons these are the facts. What also is a fact, he was not alone on the field. What i mean is, Rivers had help to be successful, an he had help to be not so good. Two of the reasons for his poor play, were replaced. Right or wrong, whether you agree or not, it is what it is and it’s done.

      All in all no matter what i may say, it takes time to learn a new offense. Add to that, all the new options for him to throw to, will take time to develop as well. Example; Rivers to Gates didn’t emerge overnight, however when they do hook up, they make it look easy. Rivers to VJ that was a deadly deep combo that blossomed, an cut short to soon. Rivers to Woodhead, Phillips, DX, Royal, Allen, VB even Floyd, Mathews only complicates chemistry with a new system.

      However RIvers is a Franchise QB, Despite his 15 INT, he still threw for over 3600 Yds an 26TD. to put that into perspective…Rivers was 11th in completions, 17th in Passing Yards, tied for 8th in TD, tied for 5th in INT, ( there were ten other QB’s with more INT last year) and 2nd in Sacks to Aaron Rodgers. Depending on which numbers you want to use, you can make a case for worry.

      All in all, it’s practice, and he looked better at fan fest, than he did in all last pre-season. Rivers threw a pick saturday, and i don’t see that as a cause for alarm. Not every team has Weddle on it. If anything, i would be a alarmed if all the throws were easy. That would say to me, it’s going to be a long season for the secondary.

      Those are my thoughts Pels04, the rest is up to you.


      • Pels04

        Ya i figured it was more of an attention grabber. It worked on me i guess. I agree with everything you said but one area of concern (for me, and it has been for some time) is his long ball. As good as he is at it, sometimes he just throws it a little short, so when John brought that up it caught my attention.

        • arnie

          Context. PR has not really had a pocket to “step into his throws”, so they fall short. Fan fest, He was able to step into it, it went long. This is why they practice, he’s trying guage where to put the ball in a new system. His timing with DX is off because they are in that new system. Also old habit, he forced it into double coverage.

          • Pels04

            I get that and i agree. Good to hear our OL is actually creating a pocket. Thanks for the info

  • 619chargers4life

    Hate BFTB