Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to throw the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chargers won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Chargers focused on what they can control
ESPN (blog)
Running back Ryan Mathews, receiver Eddie Royal, safety Eric Weddle and defensive back Johnny Patrick did not take the field during an hour-long practice for theChargers. Monday was a bonus workout day, as San Diego coach Mike McCoy gets his team 

Chargers betrayed by Brady’s Patriots
U-T San Diego
Had the Patriots beaten Miami Sunday, had they held their lead in the final minutes scored from inside the the red zone on their last drive, the Chargers‘ playoff chances would have gotten 100 cc’s of adrenaline. Instead, New England disappeared. Kind

Chargers Promote Cromartie; Patrick to IR
Cromartie signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin. In four preseason games, he totaled six tackles and made a noteworthy hustle play to prevent a touchdown on special teams that drew the praise of the 

WR Allen performing as first-round talent
ESPN (blog)
Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. gives San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco credit for selecting solid contributors at the top of this year’s draft in right tackle D.J. Fluker in the first round, and middle linebacker Manti Te’o in the second round 


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  • Derek

    Is it me or is always pessimistic and negative… I know yeah part of these fan sites job is to critique decisions made by coaches gm’s and players. But from “why the chargers will lose” to the ample discussions on our flaws rather than solutions along with occasional celebrations. All in all I’m glad for boltbeat.

    • Ernie Padaon

      thanks. i feel they slant toward the pessimistic side. Just my opinion though. I get the same vibe as you do from them.

  • Will

    Shoutout to my boy Antoine Cason!!!! Two interceptions, 1 touchdown,a jd a fumble recovery in an overtime must win game. Knew he would shine when he got the chance when tyrann mathieu got hurt. Way to go AC. Chargers were idiots just like they always are when they let you go. Keep it up my man.

    • Peter Thompson

      Yeah…. he’s awesome… pfffft!!! Are you serious right now? He was rated as one of the worst CB’s in the league two years in a row (if not more), and the Chargers are idiots for letting him go? He played horribly, and was in a contract year. So, let me get this straight…. TT is an idiot, because Cason had ONE good game in AZ, and Telesco made a mistake on the Cox signing? By that logic, Cox is awesome too, because he had a ONE game-ending INT this season. We all saw Cason get torched for TD’s repeatedly… similar to Cox, actually. Not as bad as Cox, but definitely not far behind. I am not happy that Telesco totally whiffed on the Cox signing, but we had no idea that he would be THIS bad. On the other hand, we already knew Cason was awful, after years of watching him suck.