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Chargers: Manti Te’o has foot sprain, will be out for a week
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o will sit out this week with a sprained right foot and miss San Diego’s game at Chicago on Thursday. Te’o wore a walking boot while watching Saturday morning’s practice. “Manti has a foot sprain and he 

Chargers: Te’o has foot sprain, out for week
Boston.com
San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te’o gestures during the first quarter of an The Associated Press San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te’o gestures during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle 

Chargers must let Meachem go, at any cost
U-T San Diego
In the end, neither could help the Chargers. Both will end their careers here sooner than should have happened, walking away with millions of the team’s dollars and highlighting (in neon) the bind in which the Chargers have been left by the failed free 

Predicting the Chargers roster, Take 3
U-T San Diego
After a 31-10 loss to Seattle that saw too few players make a significant roster push, U-TChargers beat writer Michael Gehlken and columnist Kevin Acee make a third attempt at predicting the 53-man roster. No spot is final. Injuries, like the torn ACL

Examining the new San Diego Chargers offense
Bolts from the Blue
Thursday night was our first look at how Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt will apply the Erhardt/Perkins offense to the San Diego Chargers, with a little sprinkle of Peyton Manning thrown in. Tweet Share 33 Comments ⋆Rec (11). Although the San Diego 

The house DJ Fluker bought
U-T San Diego
The Chargers sought to stabilize their offensive line in April when drafting Fluker, a former Alabama right tackle, with the No. 11 overall pick. Their plan worked both ways, as a first-round guaranteed contract gave the Flukers stability in a life 

 

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Hey, they usually give me an ulcer moment, but the BFTB article was pretty in depth on “Examining the New San Diego Chargers’ Offense”. Gave me a little concern as to how good Rivers is actually doing. Example: Throwing to Malcolm Floyd when Gates was open and a pass to him would have been a sure thing first down.

    It’s like he still has some of the Norv preprogramming in him. That is believable since Norv was his coach for so long. Shows he still needs some work to break some bad habits he acquired with Norv.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Gotta be honest, I have it recorded, and just went back and watched both plays to Floyd. The first one, a rusher got by Fluker, and had Rivers by the jersey, so he got rid of it to Floyd quick, so he didn’t get sacked. He did NOT look like he had that in mind before the snap, as you can see him scanning the field. Also, Gates was not “way open”. The second time, Rivers looked right at Gates before he went over the top to Floyd. Gates had a defender standing right behind him, and the pass would have been broken up, or picked off. Maybe they are “seeing ghosts”.. LOL. I would be too if I just posted a series of articles less than a week ago about how Philip looked terrible, is a “game manager”, isn’t even close to elite, and will probably be cut… especially when Rivers came out, marched down the field, hit five different targets on 12 plays, with no turnovers, no sacks, and only one incompletion which was a throw away. In fact, I would feel really foolish for posting those articles, after what we saw on Thursday. The difference is, I wouldn’t turn around and continue to over-analyze, and write another article saying how it was all smoke and mirrors… because it wasn’t. Two of his completitions were a 14 yarder to Phillips, and a 20+ yarder to Gates. That is not smoke & mirrors. Where I come from, we call that doing a good job.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        I’m also of the opinion that the writer is giving Fluker too much credit on those running plays. From what I saw, it was mainly Hardwick, Rinehart, and Clary getting those blocks, and they mainly ran up the middle between the tackles… not to the right behind Fluker.

        • Stefanie Smith

          Your analysis is better. They do seem to be real real anti-Rivers. It did seem that the guy could not, and would not acknowledge that Rivers played fine. Sapp- doesn’t even really go for Rivers like Jamie Dukes and he said “Looks good so far.”

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Sapp said that?!!!! Hang on……. nope, I looked out the window, and pigs aren’t flying, but I’m buying a lottery ticket today! Hahahaha.

            I wouldn’t bother arguing over there, but go right ahead.. they just talk in circles.. they will just come back at you with some obscure stats or charts, that don’t match what we really saw on the field on Thursday. That’s why I record the games, so I can go back.. slow it down.. and see what happened (my wife hates it.. lol). What I have noticed, is that a lot of it is speculative, and you don’t have the camera angles to see what really happened, so people start posting what they “think” they see. I can usually figure it out by watching, and listening to the commentary. If I am unsure, I don’t address it at all. If you are at the 50 yard line in the first row with a cam-corder, or in the film room with the team.. you might be privy to a better angle…. lol.

        • Stefanie Smith

          Okay Pete: I went over there, quoted you and credited you with the Floyd analysis. Then I added on my own short ration that those that don’t like Rivers and want him out see trouble in everything.

          • arnie

            Careful Stefanie, you may get reply bombed because you don’t agree with the article or, OH NO, banned.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Man, I had no idea. Plus I got Pete involved by citing to what he said. I am not going over there. You are right–there is a mania. You should not disagree with the writers over there. The one guy said I had a pro-Rivers bias.

          • arnie

            LOL “pro- Rivers bias?” LOL if you’re a fan, you supposed to be? However, if we look with our “eyes” no picks, no turnovers, no sacks. even Ryan had 6.3 Rush average “SIX POINT THREE?” he carried 3 times for 19 yards. he would have to carry 10 times to get that last season. insane Stefanie…

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            This is how negative the article was..it brought attention to the fact that Mathews didn’t get a carry after his leap, and didn’t cover the ball with both hands!!! Seriously?!!! As if that was stupid, and the coaches didn’t like it…. it was the most exciting play of the game, and nobody even touched him!

          • arnie

            Peter the only thing i was concerned with is RM24 didn’t get hurt, didn’t fumble, and made positive yards when he touched the ball.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Hahahaha… I love that Ernie doesn’t get all pantied up, and ban people for disagreeing. He only bans those who truly deserve it.

          • Stefanie Smith

            You are right about that. Ernie is top of the heap as far as I am concerned. And you have to go pretty far to get banned by Ernie. He tolerates a lot.

          • 619chargers4life

            the funny part is if u do post some harsh shit ur comment will never make it and u still will get banned
            this is BFTB all day long

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I know you have had run ins over there.. hahaha. I remember that day.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Here is a copy lol.

        As to Rivers’ throwing to Floyd, go back and watch the game again. Here is a recap of Rivers’ passes to Floyd.

        “The first one, a rusher got by Fluker, and had Rivers by the jersey, so he got rid of it to Floyd quick, so he didn’t get sacked. He did NOTlook like he had that in mind before the snap, as you can see him scanning the field. Also, Gates was not “way open”. The second time, Rivers looked right at Gates before he went over the top to Floyd. Gates had a defender standing right behind him, and the pass would have been broken up, or picked off. ” written by Pete Thompson

        Mr. Thompson says it best that maybe the writer/viewer is seeing ghosts.

        People over here (at least a lot of them) are anti-Rivers. Don’t play games and wrap it up in inaccurate play by plays and then put an anti-Rivers spin to it.

        Rivers looked comfortable. Those that want him to get the can see trouble.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Oh boy, Stef. I’m not mad at ya, but I kinda wish you would keep me out of it. If I wanted them to know what I thought, I would have posted it myself. I rarely post over there, because it’s just not my cup o’ tea. Not trying to start any beef with the BFTB writers.. I have enough problems with Chiefs & Raider fans… lol. They have good analysis a lot of times. However, if he had made that throw to Gates, and it was picked, they would have been writing THAT article, which would be talking about how Rivers hasn’t changed. It always seems to be a double edged sword. I’d have to go back and look, but I don’t think anyone else was in position to stop a pick six if it happened. The writer himself said that Rivers was having problems getting the ball out quick.. yet he expects Rivers to make a razor thin quick throw, with a defender hanging out behind Gates? Doesn’t make sense to me.

          • Stefanie Smith

            omg, I apologize. I did not want to just swipe what you had stated. Those were your good ideas. In the future, I will not quote you by name. Do they know you? Nevertheless, your ideas about Rivers were spot on and correct. I just didn’t feel right copying your analysis as if it were my own.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            No, they don’t know me, and I like it that way. As Arnie said, there is a reason why I don’t go over there. Don’t sweat it though… I still stand by my assessment, and I know you didn’t mean any harm = )

          • Stefanie Smith

            I am not going over there any more. Yeah, they do have an anti-Rivers slant. I just scrolled around a little and there is more criticism and really nothing positive. There was one entire article on how good Sorensen was. Yes, he was fine, but he didn’t even play that much to be considered great.

          • arnie

            I’m glad ya’ll read there articles, but now you see why i don’t.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I almost never do. I just went over there to see what Stef was talking about, because I was curious how you could possibly spin Rivers having a bad day. I kinda chuckled when I read it. What were we saying about backpedaling earlier this week? It’s only a matter of time.

          • arnie

            Agreed. i just think they are sour grapes for us being right about norv an aj. they waived that banner like it was gospel.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Bwahahaha.. yes they did.. so did Acee.. hmmmmmm. Coincidence?

          • arnie

            Not one bit. i told them one day, the chickens would come home to roost…is that eggs i smell ;)

    • 619chargers4life

      personally i feel BFTB is on some grumpy old man negative load of crap. every other day im so tempted to create a account just to talk sh!t but i know that they only let comments be posted that they feel is in agreement with there load of crap opinions, its ludicrous. if u get harsh with them u get banned and ur comments never even made it to there comments section. John goes to one practice and he says everything is crap especially rivers.
      THIS IS BFTB ALL DAY LONG ……

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Not all of the writers / commenters on there are lame.. but a lot of them remind me of those guys who either played ball in school, and/or are coaches on their son’s Pop Warner team.. you know.. the kind that thrust their kid into the starting positions, because they have been teaching them that they are the best since birth.. even though there are better players on the team that they won’t let play… who love to show off their knowledge of plays, and play-calling, and stat analysis, even if it means tweaking those stats to fulfill their points, and appear right at all costs.. and then doing it over and over until you go cross-eyed, and can’t remember what the original argument was.

    • 619chargers4life

      BFTB is crap lol

  • arnie

    Onwards, that Article Acee wrote was pretty harsh. true, but harsh. i guess he is in the ratings game, since they took his key to Chargers park away.

  • veazy
  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Mooooooo!

  • Bill Nichols

    WTF, Meach has some kind of “I’m tired of football ailment”?? Good, give us back our money and go seek counseling you little “big , little lazy”… I swear, this has got to be a first. Something about him being physically broken. No shit, you play football for a living fool. Anyway, after I heard Fouts say that Mathews missed 4 games last season with 2 broken clavicles, I started thinking. Only 4 games missed, and 2 freaking broken clavicles!! We need to give that man a little break, after all, had it been any one of us,. 1 would have been enough to say, whoa bitches, see ya next year. I think Mathews needs our support, and he will go far this year… Bolt Up!