Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) celebrates scoring a touchdown with wide receiver Vincent Brown (86) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers beat Eagles 33-30, spoil Kelly’s debut
San Jose Mercury News
PHILADELPHIA—Chip Kelly’s high-octane Eagles offense needed time to find its power surge, taking until Michael Vick’s 61-yard touchdown pass in the second half to push the needle all the way to full. It’s the defense that had nothing in the tank 

Chargers‘ Malcom Floyd hospitalized with neck injury
USA TODAY
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd was hospitalized in Philadelphia with a neck injury after he was wheeled off of Lincoln Financial Field on a stretcher in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Eagles Sunday. Floyd was sandwiched 

Chargers trip Eagles, 33-30, despite Vick’s big day
Philly.com
Their offense appeared as dynamic as expected in a 33-30 loss to the San DiegoChargers Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, although the Eagles too often settled for three points when touchdowns were needed. On the other side of the ball, they looked ..

Philip Rivers, Chargers outlast Eagles for shootout win
USA TODAY
PHILADELPHIA — San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak hit a 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to send the Philadelphia Eagles to a 33-30 loss Sunday, finally settling a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of total offense. It was Chip Kelly’s 

Chargers have all the answers in win
Delaware County Daily Times
The unnecessary roughness penalty assessed on the ensuing kickoff set up a big return kick-starting a flurry ending with Nick Novak kicking a 46-yard field goal with seven seconds left, giving the Chargers a 33-30 victory. The Chargers aren’t used to this.

Eagles-Chargers: What did we learn?
Philly.com (blog)
Chip Kelly endured his first career NFL loss after the Eagles fell to the Chargers, 33-30, at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. It was an entertaining game, full of interesting subplots. Here are some observations: 

Chargers‘ Eddie Royal has career performance
U-T San Diego
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly an hour after the greatest performance he has had as aCharger, the best part of Eddie Royal’s day had not yet come. His career-high three touchdowns? Nice, but nothing compared to this. His team’s first win of the season? Sweet 

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Made me feel good when I heard sportscasters saying nice stuff about Rivers. Rodney Harrison says Rivers is a leader and it showed up when he led the team to a victory despite travelling across the country, after a heart-breaking loss, when his team mate Malcolm got seriously injured…he still kept his composure and kept on going.

    • arnie

      They have to. There was so much hype put on their beloved NFC east eagles, everybody was watching. So, when the un-expected happened, they had to cover it and explain why the eagles lost. To me it’s simple Stefanie, they did not give this coaching staff, Rivers, and this team enough credit. Now the Titans are on notice, but i believe the Chargers will get a win.

  • Derek

    I don’t wanna jinx it……. But hasn’t the Super Bowl always been won by the team that beats Philly at their first home game!!!!!! For like the past few yrs!!!!

    • Stefanie Smith

      That is what the “experts” are saying on TV.

      • Derek

        Aww damn the media been downplaying us for so long i kinda liked being a underdog. No bandwagon fans. But it feels good to have luck on ur side

  • Stefanie Smith

    Coach McCoy may not be perfect, but thank God he had faith in Royal. I bet we would have released Royal if Norv and AJ were still around. That is the difference,McCoy is willing to adapt and structure a game plan-system around the talent that the players bring. Royal was always talented. Just needed a coach to structure a game plan to bring out that talent. Thank our lucky stars for Coach McCoy…yeah maybe too conservative, but he is trying.

    I venture to say most of us were wrong about Royal. Why does that happen? That is what management showed us. What a shame when that happens and they are so wrong.

    • Derek

      When do u think he was too conservative? Also take into account this a brand new team with a brand new coach and offensive style. I feel like we gotta wait till next yr when the team is relatively familiar to judge if he is conservative. 49ers can take chances, they know each other the eagles can’t. The broncos can take more chances they know each other. For us and other new teams its a bigger risk because on that stage any minor hiccup or miscommunication gets magnified. We prob won’t go for it on 4th downs till mid to late season and I think that’s best we still need to establish confidence in our system and coach

      • Stefanie Smith

        I have this bias from Denver fans that he made Peyton take a knee in the Broncos – Ravens game during the playoffs. Many think that. It doesn’t mean it is correct, but he sort of is known for playing conservative. In fact, I think, Coach McCoy himself says he plays it conservative at times. It;s not a bad thing necessarily, either.

        All I know is many of the Charger fans here on this blog thought we should release Royal. How wrong we were and thank God, Coach McCoy didn’t do it. I am starting to believe that McCoy and his crew do, in fact, structure the schemes around the players so they can succeed. Cannot ask for much more than that.

        Side note: Saw a locker room interview clip with Eddy Royal. He said something to the effect that when he was in the huddle, he read it in all of his team mates eyes–that they were NOT going to lose this game.

        • Derek

          I see, I also checked out the wired in coverage from the game and Phil was reading the defense like a book! At one point he tells his line “they’re calling tiger!” And made adjustments to pick up the blitz lol

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

    I have to admit that when Fozzy fumbled the punt return I thought, huh oh, here we go again. Luck was on our side this time.

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