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

What We Know About Telesco After Day 1 of Free Agency


 

So we haven’t made that big free agency splash, no big deal. I didn’t expect us to do so since we don’t have as much cash as teams like the Oakland Raiders. But after seeing what other teams in our division have already accomplished the last 24 hours really bothers me. And the fact that we’re not shooting them back with our own ammunition really worries me. No fear though, it looks like we are using this free agent period to beef up our depth.

Telesco just signed former Colt Donald Brown last night, whom many tagged as a 1st round bust product out of the 2009 draft. He did somewhat redeem himself last season after taking the starting job over Trent Richardson though, who was traded to the Colts  midway last year. He will most likely replace Ronnie Brown, It wouldn’t surprise me if he is his replacement. He should be able to pound the ball for extra yardage when Mathews get tired or hurt, and we really struggled with that last season. Don’t be surprised if we still draft a RB late in the draft to compete with Donald Brown or used for developmental purposes.

Our second free agency pickup is former Steelers TE David Johnson. This is a solid pickup, it looks like we will be using Johnson to bruise opposing rushers since he is more of a bulkier TE intended for blocking and not primarily for catching. It looks like he will replace John Phillips, which is an upgrade. I wouldn’t be surprised if we lined up Gates and Johnson as blocking TE and line Ladarius Green as a slot WR in certain packages.

Here is what we know whats going through Telesco’s head so far after a day into the Free Agency period:

  • He is looking for young players, which is a good sign, and kind of a bad sign since most young players are not as experienced as others, we want to get younger but keep the experience we already have.
  • We are not signing huge acquisitions and instead signing players on the cheap to strengthen our depth, which is worrying me a little after seeing what the Broncos and Raiders have already accomplished so far. Hopefully we find our one big signing today.
  • It looks like Telesco is looking to the Draft to fill the holes on our roster, which is encouraging because only the best best General Managers can successfully build their team through the draft.
  • Telesco isn’t leasing his players like what the Broncos have been doing the past 2 season, he is signing players to multi-year contracts.

I would expect more signings today than our lone star signing we had yesterday in Donald Brown, expect most of them to be depth signings and maybe 1 immediate starter. It doesn’t look like were signing a receiver today, since no one has signed a receiver since free agency began. Most of the signings are defensive backs pass rushers, offensive lineman and defensive lineman, which looks like we might be picking up a defensive player soon over another offensive player. All right everyone, lets hold our breaths, and hope for the best these next couple days, things are really turning up in free agency this year! Stay tuned.

 

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  • Scott Lee Miller

    Tarell Brown!!!!

    • Julien Bélair

      it would be a very good pick up

  • philiprules

    For the most part free agency is just a high price waiver wire. Some people will drop big bucks on “names” in the hopes they can come thru for them. History tells us that rarely happens. Telesco is smart. Pick up solid guys (ie not the “stars” everyone talks about) at reasonable prices who will contribute. He doesn’t have the money to throw around like some teams are doing ($60 million guaranteed for 3 players by Denver, no thanks even if we had the money). Build thru the draft. Young guys with something to prove vs old guys looking to cash in before the gravy train runs out. Not hard to figure out which way is best.

    • Tony

      couldnt agree more. I really like his approach. I think even if we had the cap space TT doesnt go for the big names. He’s looking for more solid players, (like you said not “stars”) but that can come in and help make the team better, by being better teammates. We saw what happened in Philly with the “dream team”. Epic failure. Telesco seems to want to bring in solid players who will mesh well and play well together. Bringing individuals who are stars doesn’t guarantee they will mesh and communicate well on the field.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Why do you say that? New Orleans got to the SB with their FA pick up of Drew Brees. Yes, there are some that go crazy–those teams that have GMs that are on the hot seat and throw a ton of money at it in order to fix the problem (Miami comes to mind).

      And we want to win now. Not wait for years to see if Telesco made the right picks and waiting for the draft projects to mature.

      • Diegoblue

        We don’t have the money to win ASAP…

        • arnie

          Broncos had the money and they still didn’t win…

        • Sergio Quintero

          They do if they use the cap space of 2015 as a credit card for 2014, they have around 70 million dollars of assigned salaries for 2014, the cap for 2014 is 133 million it should rise to about 135 million for 2015, if you backload salary for 2015 like they did for Butler (he only makes 750K in salary in 2014).

          Then they have an extraordinary amount of money to play with, they could actually sign Revis but they would have to do it for multiple years and protect the 2014 by sacrificing an important portion of the 2015 cap.

          • arnie

            I think taking that route, to often, the chickens will come home to roost. Basically TT is in this mess because aj took that route, and we are still paying for it. What’s going to work for the Chargers right now? Brining in players that will have a legitimate shot at competing for a roster spot, and winning over the next decade.
            TT is getting players within their means.

          • Sergio Quintero

            The failure of the AJ Smith era is a complicated answer, in which a lot small failures come together to drop a once almost great team to a very average team. bullet points:
            1 Not getting VJ & Sproles signed to long term, i.e. not spending money to keep key expensive players.
            2 Merriman going from superman to superchump so quickly
            3 McNeill & Dielman retiring early
            4 Getting basically no production from 2007, 2008 & 2009 drafts
            5 Basically getting no production from round 5-7 picks in almost all his drafts.
            6 With his job on the line overspending on mid level guys like Jarrett Johnson, Robert Meachem & Jared Gaither.
            7 Norv Turner is a bad head coach, that wont adjust his scheme to the limitations of his roster.

            With the exception of Rivers no player ever signed a long term deal making over 8 million; so to say the chargers overspent and that lead to the downfall is a oversimplification of his last year, but the decline was all of these factors and others slowly but surely taking them from 14 wins to 7 wins.

        • Sergio Quintero

          How do you think the Saints got Jairus Byrd signed to a deal, they were in worse cap situation than the chargers.

          The time is now with a mid 30′s QB, they backloaded his deal, he probably wont play the last 2-3 years of the deal, but they are pushing for a title while they have a franchise QB in his 30′s.

          • arnie

            True, but they have more solid talent on the roster. So the they risk it. The Chargers need bodies.

          • philiprules

            Byrd got 6 yrs for $54M ($28M guaranteed) via a pretty serious roster purge already and most likely more to come. So who on the Chargers roster do you want to dump to create that much space?

          • Sergio Quintero

            First off Clary is making way too much, should be making what they are already paying for Rinehart, 2 years 6 million.

            Second Rivers & Weddle are your building blocks both should be seen as players you maneuver to create space by extending them, Rivers’ number is massive for this year, an extension should been made way before hand. And Weddle’s contract is pretty close to the end extension time and you can lower the number of impact on the cap.

            The chargers have approximately 70 million dollars of assigned salaries in 2015, and the cap should at least 135 million in 2015, you can use the space of the future to cover for this one which has quite a bit of dead money. The chargers already did this kind of backloading deal with Butler in which they are paying the signing bonus and only 750K in salary.

            Yes I’m saying spend money, and yes I have facts to cover how, when the Patriots are spending its because even they know who they have to beat to get the ring.

      • Louie Reyes

        Wow you must not watch football that closely. Mostly every single QB in the past 10 years that has won a SB has been with the team that drafted him. (I.e russel Wilson, Ben roethlisberger, Eli manning, joe flacco, Tom Brady, Peyton manning with the colts). Look at the Patriots philosophy as a great example. They may not have all the big name players and still compete at a high level. All the best players on one team does not make it the better team. They need to learn to play together as one unit collectively and strategically.

      • philiprules

        Drew Brees? You mean the guy who had modest success with the Chargers, got a 6 year $60 million contract with the Saints (fairly pedestrian for a QB but the “bum” shoulder had a lot to do with that) and won the Super Bowl in his 4th year of the contract? That Drew Brees? The solid player picked up for reasonable money that panned out very well down the road? Thanks for making my argument for me.

  • Joel Ayala

    I’m hoping we sign Steve Smith for our WR. And Browner . I’m trusting TT. Fxxk Denver lol

  • navw21

    Any word on Kavell Connor today? Was supposed to visit yet haven’t heard anything

    • Sergio Quintero

      nope, just the sound of crickets

    • MachoMenos

      https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/03/13/10-potential-free-agent-bargains/

      He is a Charger.

      And to all the haters…last year everybody was crying about Chad Rhinehart being a nobody and saying that Telesco got Dunlap as a “depth” pick. Now they are two of the important cogs that got us back into the playoffs. If you don’t trust Tom Terrific by now, guys, you don’t know football.

  • 619rockstar

    Rogers cromartie please

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    Either he has a cage on his balls, he’s scared to end up with another Cox, or he wasn’t kidding when he said they were going to build from the draft.

  • Tony

    Emmanuel Sanders, Brandon Lafell, and Lance Moore.. Thoughts?

    • Nick Mansoor

      LaFell is seeing the Patriots and Sander is also visiting a team., I think the Redskins. I would take Lafell because he is great in run support and can get open

      • Tony

        out of the WRs that are left who do you think would fit best if Floyd and DX dont play this season?

    • 619rockstar

      Rather have Steve smith, maybe get the sd discount since he’s from SoCal and can be a leader and teach the younger receivers

    • Julien Bélair

      nothing special there plus they can’t return kicks

      • Tony

        I dont think really think there are any special WRs in this free agent class. Now the draft class is a different story. I like Lafell, and Moore is a tough dude for his size. Just got lost behind all the WRs in NO. But then again that was what supposedly happened with Meachem, and well, we saw what happened there.

        • Julien Bélair

          I will tell you what I have been saying for the past 2-3 weeks. We should draft 2 Cbs and 2 Wrs… sign no FA Wr and one Vet Cb

          • Tony

            2 CBs, and bring in Tarell Brown. I think we would be ok with one WR through the draft, we have some players on the practice squad that “show promise”. and then Ive always loved TuTu. Hes great on special teams, wish he would get more playing time. I thought that after his game winning TD against KC that he would possibly replace Brown, but nope.

          • Julien Bélair

            2 cb and brown sounds good. but a good wr class like that ? take 2 guys for the future

          • Tony

            I would be okay with 2CBs and 2 WRs if we trade out of the first round and get some more picks.

          • Julien Bélair

            I like the spot for our first round pick… maybe trade our second

        • Nick Mansoor

          don’t think were picking up a WR, but if we did I would like to see Kenny Britt, Brandon LaFell, Tiquan Underwood, Jason Avant or Hakeem Nicks. But I don’t think it will happen

          • Nick Mansoor

            And Steve Smith

          • Tony

            I think once Decker signs his deal everyone else will start signing since he is supposed to be the top WR.. and then once the dust settles Telesco grabs an underrated WR thats left. probably someone like Underwood or Avant. I doubt they will be in high demand.

          • Nick Mansoor

            Decker is nothing more than an overrated slot reciever.

          • Tony

            Regardless, he is still the best free agent WR. or at least the one expected to get paid the most. once his contract is set at whatever price, i think itll be easier for others to get signed.

          • Diegoblue

            It could happen

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      no thanks to all of them

    • Sergio Quintero

      Pass, see who happens to drop between round 2-4 of the draft if some guy is there that sticks out like a sore thumb, you draft him.

      Supposedly the chargers had no plan on drafting Allen in the 3rd last year, but he was so much higher than anyone in their board they took him.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I’d be fine with kicking the tires if they are still available after the draft. But until then, I don’t really think so.

  • JoseSD

    You don’t win in March, Dolphins won last years free agency with Mike Wallace, Dannell Ellerbe, Brent Grimes, and before them it was the Eagles Dream Team both went 8-8 no playoffs. Look at the super bowl champs Seahawks of the 22 starters I think only Michael Bennet was a free agent pickup and Marshawn Lynch was from a trade. Champion teams are built through the draft, adding to your established veterans and good coaching brings home the Lombardi. Telesco may not be making any sexy pickups yet but he hasn’t made a stupid one yet . Last year he rebuilt the offensive line in one offseason with Dunlap, Rinehart, and Ohrenberger. And now it looks like he’s bolstering the run game with a 1b RB, a backup capable of starting a few games an actual run blocking TE.. Its still early, teams will make more cuts, free agents will see that their demand isn’t as high as they thought and prices will start coming down. just hang in there after this offseason we’ll be completely rid of AJ Smith’s mistakes and have more cap room

    • Stefanie Smith

      Really? Patriots built their team through the draft. Broncos? And as to the Seahawks, it took years for their drafted players to pay off.
      New Orleans Saints: Did they draft Drew Brees? Was Darren Sproles drafted by the Saints.
      Please stop the mantra of the draft, the draft. Eventually, we will transition into the “Be patient. It will take a couple of years” talk. And the 9ers drafted great when they got Anquan Boldin.
      Lastly, AJ made a ton of mistakes, but Derek Cox is all Telesco’s doing. He says it is his mistake and that has resulted in around $3 million hitting our cap as “dead money”, along with the AJ debacles of Gaither and Meachem.

      With a couple of pieces right now, difference makers–not scrubs, we could make a decent run now and at least make a respectable showing this season and be competitive.We could at least make a deeper run in the playoffs. Why are we continually told to be patient? That has been the mantra for years. …

      • JoseSD

        Yep the super bowl winning teams build through the draft. The Broncos of 97 and 98 the 2001, 2003, 2004, patriots….you know the ones that actually WON Super Bowls were built through the draft. Boldin?? The best WR on the 49ers is Michael Cabtree and Boldin was traded to them from the Ravens. Sproles wasn’t on the Super Bowl Saints team. You know who was? RBs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, drafted. WRs Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem((who was actually good with the saints) drafted. You know who returned the game winning interception? Tracy Porter drafted by the Saints. Drew Brees is an exception to the rule. He had a rebuilt shoulder on his throwing arm only the Saints and Dolphins were willing to give him a shot and they were rewarded 3 years later. Throwing money at free agents because of name recognition doesn’t help you win. I seem to remember you having these same concerns last year because Vasquez left in the first 5 minutes of free agency. Sure Cox was a 3 million dollar mistake. You know who wasn’t a mistake? Signing Dunlap, Rinehart, Woodhead, Orhenberger, Reggie Walker, Lawrence Guy, Freeney was playing well before he got injured. What a coincidence the only one that didn’t pan out was the Guy they threw money at. When I say be patient im not talking of a 12 year project like the Raiders have been going through. In one year this team turned around and won a playoff game. I say be patient because they’re still paying the Meachem and Gaither mistake and Clary too, by next year that will be off the books the cap will be even higher than this year and then they can go shop for a big name to appease those that don’t understand that overpaying a player isn’t worth it in the long run

        • Stefanie Smith

          Why do you think every free agent is overpaid? Verner, signed by the Bucs, is not overpaid. Everyone , including the Pats, are overpaying? I respectfully disagree. No, great teams are not solely built through the draft. tTell that to the Saints when the got Drew Brees and went to the SB. There are tons of examples. Every year, when the Chargers take the cheap route , we attempt to spin it and say this is great. It’s been like this for years, way before AJ. When there is a need on your team, you fill it with the best there is–difference makers.

          And no, Sproles was not on the SB team. But he was a free agent worth signing. Or are you saying the Saints overpaid for him? Boldin was a trade, but this year he was a free agent and he re-signed. Trade/free agent. He wasn’t found in the draft. That is my point. There are tons of good moves made outside of recruiting the college players.

          • JoseSD

            Did I say every free agent is overpaid? I said CBS Vontae Davis and Sam Shields are not worth 39 mil, Talib sucked 57 mil out of the broncos. The only one that signed for what their worth is Corey.Graham 4 years 16 mil. The overpaid ones are gonna raise the prices of decent CB and pull them out of our price range. The only one I think they might pay now is Captain Munnerlyn. And you keep using Drew Brees but still like I said many times he was coming back from a career ending type injury and only two teams were willing to gamble on it. And tell me what position other than QB does a single big time signing make you an automatic contender and better team.

          • bolt Ness

            Doesnt look good on captain munnerlyn he has 3 visits with different teams :( I wanted him too

          • Nick in PB

            I loved Drew Brees. Hated to see him go and yet, he is the only FA QB that did any good for the team that got him. I’m thinking a way back and I cannot think of another QB that made the move in free agency that actually paid off. Most are not worth what they signed for. Plus, you have to have the cap space and we do not. I would like for someone to explain how Denver is doing it? They are going to have to let some people go.

          • joerockt

            Huh. I’ve never seen someone so wrong think they’re so right.

          • JoseSD

            Don’t even get me started on her. I try to be civil as discussions sometimes tend to get heated on here. But its frustrating to argue with someone so clueless. I remember last year she wouldn’t shut up about how horrible it was we let Vasquez leave. And she kept going on and on about how bad signing King Dunlap was because the Eagles fans message boards said he was a terrible player.

        • philiprules

          quit confusing the “spend big money now that we don’t have” crowd with facts.

          • JoseSD

            Some people just don’t seem to understand logic and rational thinking

    • Stefanie Smith

      If we don’t prepare ourselves for a greatly improved Denver defense, we are screwed. And hoping Tom picks some good draft picks is not going to cut it. That is throwing the dice and hope he hits it. Also, now we have the Raiders. We only beat them once when they were no good. Now, likely they will be improved. How are we going to be better than we were last year?

      • JoseSD

        Were already built to beat the Broncos, they’re D is weak up the middle at DT and MLB against the run and with Donald Brown and run blocking TE the run game is better than it was last year. And Manning is his own worst enemy in the postseason, we need another corner but the CB market this year has been screwed by many players being overpaid. I still don’t fear the Raiders. They lost their best defensive player to Chicago and their secondary isn’t anything to be scared of. They have no QB and they downgraded their O line by letting Veldheer go and signing Saffold who is a better guard than Left Tackle. I can’t believe they resigned McFadden he never did shit against us . It was Jennings that was makingour run D look foolish and he left for the Giants. You’d think with 58 mil in cap space they’d make more moves. But that’s what im saying with being patient. The raiders had lots of bad contracts and now they have tons of cash. I don’t think next year we’ll have 58 mil but we’ll have a lot more than this year with 4 bad contracts finally being gone(Clary, Gaither, Meachem,, and Cox’s contracts)

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        The Raiders are still awfuk

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Awful*

        • JoseSD

          I think awfuk is appropriate. A combination of awful and suck

          • Michael

            Lmao that was awful, , Ernie you should have played that one off!!!!! Lol

          • Michael

            Awsome,,,, damn spell check

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            hahahah. thought about it.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i think i am going to use awfuk from now on! new word for bolt beat fans

    • Nick Mansoor

      Nobody in their right mind is saying to go all out like how the Donkeys have, we just need one good pickup. Just one, one that will make the headlines Lol. But we know it won’t happen. We are definitely drafting a CB early in the draft and possibly a second one

      • JoseSD

        Donkeys are going all in, trying to win a ring before someone ends up snapping Manning’s neck. They have 1-2 years left before they’re searching for a new QB and these contracts are gonna bite them in the ass in the next few seasons. I agree its frustrating to see them not make a move but realistically what Guy is out there willing to take what they can afford and is actually a difference maker? Probably only Captain Munnerlyn, DRC,, Chris Harris or Walter Thurmond. Id be pleased with any of those.

        • Nick in PB

          AJ went all in the same way to save his job and we all know how that worked out!!!!

  • Julien Bélair

    Revis is a patriots

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Welp

    • Sergio Quintero

      We know the Broncos & Patriots are watching each other, once Talib signed in Denver you had to get the feeling the Pats wouldn’t just ignore it.

  • Steve Diaz

    I found a great article on our strategy at http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/chargers_patience_will_benefit_team_in_a_deep_market/15989272?linksrc=story_team_san_diego_chargers_auto_module_head_15989272

    Let’s just be patient. Though Denver has some good signings, it will only be to our advantage later on. I believe we’ll have some under the wire signings soon that will benefit us in the long run. It would be nice to have Jared Allan though! haha

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    Telesco’s probably at home watching a movie….getting ready for bed.
    Who we kidding.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hunger games

  • Nick Mansoor

    Check out the whiteboard behind Cleveland’s GM Ray Farmer LOL at least we know who the Browns are targeting xD… FAIL!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Rex Grossman is hilarious!

      • Nick Mansoor

        When I saw Rex Grossman I literally laughed so hard that I farted a little lmao

    • joerockt

      Comedy. I think I hear the Benny Hill theme song playing in that room.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      I wonder if we have a board that has free agent players on it lol

  • Stefanie Smith

    And if any of you people think John Elway’s method of bolstering his defense should be done differently, go listen to his interview (short one) on NFL.com. I am going out on a limb here. I venture he knows how to build a team just as well as Telesco does. Why do you guys think he bothered signing any of the free agents if the draft is the only way to build a great team?

    • Gunnar Martin

      They already had their core positions established, but they wanted to try to fill the few holes they had using free agency. Obviously they want to win the whole thing in the near future, and just going the draft route won’t help you out as much immediately as experienced guys would. I don’t think it will work exactly how they plan it to, but it makes sense to me.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Positive spin: the chargers are doing the slow and steady approach, and they should avoid cap meltdown like the cowboys & steelers are facing. If done correctly you can have a long sustained period of success.

      Negative spin: The broncos will be heavily favored for the next 2-3 years for the division and for the conference, and with their all in roster, the chargers will probably be facing a superior roster that leaves little margin against the Broncos, and to make the playoffs itself. And the 2-3 win seasons of Osweiler can be forgiven if they win a title.

      There are several ways to build a roster and chase a title, the chargers are clearly going the fiscally responsible route, the broncos are putting their chips in the center of the table, and probably be a cap disaster in 2017.

      • arnie

        True. However is this the same offensive juggernaut the Chargers held to season low scoring? I’m not convinced that being “heavily favored” will knock the Chargers down for the next 2-3 seasons. Nor am i impressed with the money they spent.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Knock no, win a division title is going to be a bitch of a challenge for the next 2 years.

  • joerockt

    I really don’t understand why people get surprised or even disappointed that we don’t sign big name players. As I mentioned in another thread, our last major signing where we threw a ton of money at a player was David Boston in 2003. And as far as I remember many years before that, there were never any major signings. Its just what this team does and it can only be attributed to ownership. Do we have to like it? Of course not, but for it to bother people or for people to be disappointed makes no sense. Any Charger fan, recent or long time, should be used to this by now.

    Face it, we have somewhat stingy owners in several respects. Not every owner can be Jerry Jones or Pat Bowlen.

    • Sergio Quintero

      I would say nothing if the Broncos would be as fiscally reasonable as the chargers, I was expecting the broncos to lose Eric Decker and basically get a scrub here and there, while keeping their cap sound to get Demaryius Thomas and Von Miller signed to long term deals in the future.

      There was no way I was expecting a “fuck it my chips are all in the table, I don’t care if I suck in 2017″ attitude. The chargers look great to dominate the division in 2017, but the short term it looks like they will have to swim upstream and have to master the role of the underdog.

      I have to admit that once Broncos surprised me I was expecting a response to answer strength with strength as we just saw the Patriots do with Revis, I understand slow and steady keeps you competitive in the long term but in the short term it makes you the underdog.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        imagine if Peyton Manning declines like crazy

        • Sergio Quintero

          That crazy work ethic and rare instinct for the position he has, I’ll bet hes putting 4500 yard seasons when he’s 42 years old, if Moon played 24 seasons, then Jugghead will certainly try to equal that.

          • Nick Mansoor

            Jugghead lol

          • Sergio Quintero

            If I have to compliment a Manning I try to add insult somewhere, the diss that Eli made to this franchise and fanbase will never be forgotten.

  • Gunnar Martin

    We also know that TT LOVES his Colts. Anybody else getting tired of those signings?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i wish he came from the seahawks. hahaha

      • Sergio Quintero

        Can’t we convince the Colts to release T.Y. Hilton & Robert Mathis, maybe then we could get guys in a position of dire need.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Ah man that would have been great. Just imagine… Wait, don’t. It makes you want to cry.

    • Nick Mansoor

      Might as well call our team the Colts

  • Sergio Quintero

    You have play the games I understand that, but if we are honest and objective the Broncos will be prohibitive favorites to win this division.

    We can argue till were blue in the face if the all in strategy is a good idea, but if Elway has clear confirmation from Peyton Manning that he will retire in 2-3 years, why not go for broke and chase the ring.

    Lets also be honest that while the Broncos are all in, that doesn’t help the Chargers chances, as more than likely you are chasing a wild card and having to win 3 roads games in the playoffs, because if Manning has proven anything, is that he is consistent winner of games in the regular season. Until he retires he’s a virtual lock to get his team to the playoffs, what he does there is another story, but if he continues to do what he always does, the chargers are chasing wildcards and they will have to make a 3 road game run to make the super bowl for at least 2014 and probably 2015 as well.

    Nobody cares how you win a title if you win it, but the days that 9 wins won you this division are gone and they are not coming back anytime soon.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Brandon Browner is visiting the Patriots, a traditionally frugal spending franchise is going all in for 2014.

  • RussinSactown

    He’s not looking to make splashes as much as finding better working parts for the long haul.

  • micah

    what did the raiders accomplish?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      they solidified that they are the raiders.