Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Reggie Walker (52) celebrates after a sack against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Re-Sign Reggie Walker, Sign Brandon Ghee


San Diego Chargers re-signed Reggie Walker onto the roster and added a corner that was not from the Indianapolis Colts roster, Brandon Ghee. Ghee was on the Cincinnati Bengals for the last few seasons.

Here is a scouting report from Bleacher Report on Ghee:

In zone coverage, Ghee has the awareness to keep a close eye on the underneath routes and keep a blind eye on the cushion behind him. His backpedal is quick, but his size keeps him too high and no amount of hip movement will make up for the speed of NFL receivers.

He has a tendency to go for the big hit rather than make the play midair. His willingness to put a shoulder into the runner makes him a more attractive safety than a cover corner at the next level, but his awareness and high football IQ keeps his versatility intact.

As a tackler, Ghee looks the part of the hard-hitting NFL safety, cutting through weak receiver blocks and contributing to keeping the opposing backfield in check. His hands are a little suspect at times, but his natural athleticism allows him to break up the play when he needs to.

He sounds more like a safety than a corner. He should help in special teams for the Chargers, if he makes the roster.

We all know what Reggie Walker was able to do and it is good to have him back on the roster. He was a versatile linebacker for the team.

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  • Julien Bélair

    happy about walker and nothing to say about ghee..

  • RZ

    It’s all about depth during this FA season so far.

  • Jerello

    Ghee is another one of TT’s underrated signings. He’s got size, speed, and skills, but the biggest knock on him is that he’s be injured since the day he was drafted. If he can keep it up, he’ll be our Richard Marshall replacement. I’ll call it, at best a spot starter at CB, good value depth realistically.

    • Stefanie Smith

      The analysis up there said he is a better safety. Fine with me, if he makes the defense better and we need better.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Thanks for the link. I hope he does okay. But your site says, he will really have to stand out to make the roster. Appears he had a whole lot of injuries. But he has a good attitude and wants to play and has age on his side. So that is a good thing.

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

      Were we just looking for depth? I must have been mistaken when I noticed that we don’t have a CB that can cover a 12 year old boy for more than 6 seconds. Uhh that’s the case, we should have just kept Marshall. Maybe that’s still on the horizon too. Who knows. Why even draft one? We’re set!!! Let’s go get that 1st round receiver everyone wants! And let’s put Geathers out there too.. who needs good players on the field anyway.. it’s overrated. Let’s be Oakland!!!

      • Julien Bélair

        guys I want us to sign a Cb too but be patient it will happen

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

          If he signs a decent one, I will take it all back.

          • Julien Bélair

            If he doesn’t I will also take it back but I am sure he will…. well we will see

      • Gunnar Martin

        You’re awfully grumpy today Pete. Bill Johnston says to take a chill pill.

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

          My bad.. chill pill taken. I saved them from the Norv era, just in case there were anymore days days like this. Funny thing… The seal on the bottle wasn’t even broken.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Hahahaha

  • Tazzster

    Whew! We signed a CB now everyone can calm done….
    Glad that is over with.

    • Julien Bélair

      right RIGHT !

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

      Yep.. and start throwing up.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    I hope Lissemore, Geathers and Jerrideaux are gonna cut it at NT….

    • Julien Bélair

      This is just in……no

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        I concur w that, A. Lissemore won’t last the season B. Geathers is too tall C. Jerrideaux is coming off an injury D. Who’s gonna be SDs NT

        • Julien Bélair

          not on the roster yep imo

    • Brandon

      I would like to see us pick up tenny palepoi out of Utah. I’m sure he will fly under the radar in the draft but we can give him a shot as undrafted walk on maybe. He is a beast and will be better than what we have at NT.

      • Tyler

        Or we can just get Louis nix III with our 25th pick. Plugging him in along with Luiget, Reyes, ingram, and Freeney would be beastly

        • Brandon

          If he is there maybe. I hope we draft a CB in the first round.

          • Julien Bélair

            I am still concerned about NIx’s knee

          • Tyler

            I don’t. I think we should sign a FA cb and then get another cb in the draft with our 2-6 round pick. Draft two corners who can learn. The cb class is really deep, no need to jump the gun in the first round if we can’t get a guy like Justin Gilbert

          • Brandon

            I would like to see that too but if we wait any longer they will be all gone.

  • Preston Niedert

    Cam Thomas is visting the steelers. Telesco should sign a veteran NT now.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      I like him leaving, I really do.

      • Preston Niedert

        As do I now all the chargers need is a Veteran WR,NT,OG and there done.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Cox signed with Vikings lol

    • Stefanie Smith

      Man, that is something. The rumors were that Captain Munnerlyn was going to sign there. Something must have fallen apart or just a goofy rumor.

      • Julien Bélair

        yep both

        • Stefanie Smith

          I don’t find anywhere that Cox signed with the Vikings, but I am sure the media/news will eventually catch up.

          • Julien Bélair
          • Stefanie Smith

            Thanks. I am going to watch to see if NFL.com catches up. They still have him listed as released and not picked up. They have Munnerlyn signed and are reporting that. Weird.

          • Julien Bélair

            they signed both…nfl.com is very slow on the news

          • Stefanie Smith

            Okay. Thanks. What is so strange is that no rumors were going around that Cox even went up there to Minnesota. But good for him. Hope he does something good for them at least.

          • Julien Bélair

            in a sense I kinda hope he dosen’t

          • Stefanie Smith

            Well, I don’t like Norv after what he said about our players when he left, so no particular affinity to the Vikings, but maybe he just didn’t mesh with us, like Meachem. I always thought Meachem was sad that he wasn’t with the Saints. I don’t think they play like crap on purpose.

            I take that back. This may sound terrible, but I truly believe Jared Gaither conned us and he did it intentionally.

          • Julien Bélair

            I know they don’t but stil he has hurt us and still does (cap situation)…. I guess I am not over it just yet

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

            Yeah… that would mean that Milus sucks. I wonder if Minnesota gave him stupid money?

          • Julien Bélair

            nothing on that yet but I hope they did haha

          • Stefanie Smith

            They have Captain Munnerlyn’s picture plastered all over the Minnesota Viking website and not a word on Derek Cox. Are we sure this isn’t just a hosed up story where the names got mixed up? They are real proud of the Captain Munnerlyn deal.

  • tubbs45

    I like Ghee quite a bit. Hard hitter, sure to be on special teams. He’s not a #1 CB but is kind of a safety/cb hybrid. Seems like our D may shift to a 3-3-5 from time to time…

    • Stefanie Smith

      I think you’re about right, tubbs. A hybrid. Yeah and as long as it works and he can stay healthy.

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

      At least there’s that. Cox was a total pussy.

      • tubbs45

        I just went on the Vikes site and sent my condolences…
        http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/boom-3.gif

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

          Hahahaha… at least they got Munnerlyn, and didn’t make Cox the #1.. but yeah… he’s been benched three times now. New beginnings I guess.

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Do we get any cap relief with Cox signing?

    • Julien Bélair

      he is like Gilchrist but he hits harder but he is more injury prone….I guess TT wants to upgrade our ST cause we sucked last year

      • Lee

        hes bigger than gilchrist too

  • Derek

    Notice nobody has even courted Terrance cody…

    • Julien Bélair

      any guesses why?

      • Derek

        I remember some ppl were so convinced he was being held back by nagata just glad he didn’t end up with a extensive contract over here

        • Julien Bélair

          maybe we can have him for cheap

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

            Right? He was a first round Alabama draft pick, is 25, and is built like a tank!

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

    Speechless.

    • Julien Bélair

      what do you mean

  • Tyler

    I am getting tired of this crap. TT has really done a shitty job thus far other than signing donald brown. There’s receivers and corners still out there that won’t cost a ton. Hakeem nicks may want money, but he’s not gonna get it and neither is Steve smith. DRC is available still, Carlos Rodgers, Antonio cromartie, tarell brown, Corey graham…. All corners who can step in from day one and make an immediate impact. And they can also be a mentor to the younger guys. Waiting till the draft to get a receiver and corner isn’t going to cut it. Those are two of the hardest positions to adjust to from college to the pros and more than likely, they won’t make an immediate impact. It will take them awhile to get adjusted to the faster and more physical opponents in the pros, especially at corner. We would be best off if we signed a receiver and corner in FA. Then drafted both as well. That way all the younger guys can still be rotated in and adjust to the speed and be mentored by the veterans. It will give us a better team now and in the future. Come TT , make things happen. I know our cap space isn’t great but we still have ways of getting good, top to middle tier players. Rather than wasting our money on meaningless players like Ghee, Clemons, and Conner. Not to mention, we now have 6 inside linebackers signed.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Dude: If I chime in and agree with ya, I am gonna take a ration. I am about dead tired right now. But I do agree and I am trying not to freak out about it.

      And as to all the extra signings: Don’t forget camp and OTAs and all that. There are tons who get signed to try out for a spot on the roster, the practice squad, etc. So that is not so worrisome.

      Think they sign about 90 something players then eventually they trim down to the practice squad and the active roster.

      • Diegoblue

        Exactly ..

      • Tyler

        The most irritating thing, is what’s going on in Denver. They are bringing in guys to win and what have we done?? Get players who more than likely won’t even take the field or even make an impact at all next season. I don’t see why we haven’t jumped on nicks yet. He has had some injuries, but he has proven to be a force. Without a doubt he can still find the endzone. And he said it himself he wants to play with us and catch passes from rivers. That right there alone, I’m sure he would be willing to take less money. And as far as the corner position comes, if we don’t jump soon, then we won’t get one at all. They are slowly starting to be signed. Our secondary will still be the same as last season, maybe worse if we don’t get someone in there now. We have a SHIT ton of cap space next season, we have the means to work out deals for the top guys, they just aren’t jumping for them. I like the sit back approach but when they are signing meaningless players instead, it’s ridiculous and your not getting players to help us win against Denver, New England, etc.

        • Julien Bélair

          We are creating an all around better football team !!

          • Tyler

            No we’re not. We’re adding depth to positions that don’t necessarily have blaring holes in them like receiver and corner does….

          • Julien Bélair

            still early in the offseason buddy !

          • Gunnar Martin

            There is a very crucial thing to the NFL called the “Draft.” Heard of it? No? Take a flyer.

          • Ryan

            Dude you need to realize that we have 7 million dollars to spend. That’s it. And all the signing the broncos just did is so out of this league that in two years they’ll have too much money spent that they won’t be allowed to play based on cap rules. So stop acting like we need a do or die off season and realize we are still cleaning up a mess Aj left

          • tubbs45

            Had 7 million. Look at butler, stuckey, rinehart, plus other FAs. Until we renegotiate or cut clary and several others we are still ham strung. 7 million is chicken scratch…

          • tubbs45

            In a 3-4 line backers are always a hole. Additional run blockers for a running offense, always a hole. Running back… Well we need two primary REAL running backs. Not just third down guy, The new Brown is in town for that reason. CB, see linebacker comment. QB, CBJ is out and you always carry 3 for preseason. I hear what your saying, but this can not be boom or bust for long-term success. They are still trying to get a WR-1, nicks and smith are on the radar. But $$ still speak loudly!

        • Stefanie Smith

          Guy: I agree. I woke up after I had fallen asleep on the couch. I had the TV going and thought I was having a nightmare. NFL Network reporting Broncos sign Talib. Yeah, it freaks me out. All I want is to be better than last year. IF we made it to the second game of the playoffs–then go further. SB would be great. I sure hope Rivers gets there before he retires.

          It would be interesting to know what everyone thinks it would take for us to get to the SB this year-2014; I think if we had gone all out on the defense (we sign Talib or someone like that–Verner, Browner or somebody) and get a good NT, the rest could be beefed up in the draft.

          Maybe I am naive, but I truly believe we are only two to three players away from the SB. And it is frustrating when we have to putz around to get it done. Sick of waiting.

        • tubbs45

          The brass is in discussions with nicks. He is not stopping in SD first, because (opinion) of money. Smith would be an incredible pick up with Talib being in Denver.

    • Julien Bélair

      dude .. like you said there is still plenty of guys that can help on the market. be patient what if T sign Terrell brown and nicks ? still can happen

      • Tyler

        And I hope he does. But keep in mind as well, nicks said the colts were a team he would like to play for too, he visits them tomorrow

        • Julien Bélair

          if we don’t sign him it will be someone else ! ;)

          • Tyler

            The best three receivers on the market left is nicks, jones, and smith. Smith whom also has a visit with the ravens tomorrow as well. All three receivers have vocally said they want to play for hs

          • Gunnar Martin

            Why are you so convinced that we can only pick up receivers through free agency? There is an extremely deep WR group in this draft class ya know.

          • Tyler

            Don’t get my point. Receivers like keenan allen don’t come around often. Drafting a guy and plugging him in the starting role isn’t always the answer because a lot of guys can’t do it right away. Even the best of them. Signing a free agent would give us that extra offensive force alongside allen and he could also mentor the young group of receivers we have. I still want to draft a receiver. I just think signing a proven vet would be more beneficial to is now and in the long run

          • Gunnar Martin

            Alright, I can understand that. In fact, I mostly agree with it. I just think it’s kind of unrealistic to think that we can still get an affordable guy that can consistently keep the starting spot opposite Allen at this point. We didn’t really start off with the cap space needed to sign a legit FA receiver. Could maaaybe still happen, but I doubt it.

    • Rich Plascencia⚡️

      Corey Graham signed with Bills

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

        Yep.

    • arnie

      HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Tyler brought the heat out of nowhere

        • Gunnar Martin

          Lol so true. Story of this comment section, which has now officially become a thread.

        • Brandon

          Yeah. I think his mom just showed him how to use the IPAD and now we all have to pay.

    • Lee

      this whole “spend money like we have it” ideology is not how it works. what did you think was gonna happen? we were gonna sign revis, ware, nicks, and then trade for freakin adrian peterson?! im sorry but that mind set is what aj smith had and look where he got us…and guess whos cap space is gonna suck within the next 5 years? the broncos. not ours. TT told you what he was going to do in free agency when he got here and the only big signing we had last year was freeney and that was only because ingram went down with his acl. we build through the draft, not free agency. the broncos want to go superbowl or bust this year and we want to keep a consistently good team through the next decade. quit bitching everybody.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I loved that comment. Thank you Lee.

      • arnie

        BANG! ALL THIS^

        • Gunnar Martin

          I’m going to print that out and frame it on my wall of perfect quotes.

      • Tyler

        Funny how stupid your comment really was. Everyone keeps saying that I said spend big. I never ONCE said to spend big. I said pick up a solid proven veteran like Steve smith or Hakeem nicks. And DRC or Carlos Rodgers. For CHEAP! They aren’t gonna get the money they may want and we can sign them to deals that will work for us. Building a team through the draft is exactly the way to do it. But adding some key players in free agency completes the whole team along with the draft. Adding a free agent wr or cb would be beneficial cause they could instantly make an impact and mentor the younger guys in the process. Whereas if we were to draft a corner in the first round, which we won’t get the best corner on the board cause they will be gone, it will take them some time to adjust. The corner position is one of the hardest to adjust to from college to pros. A player like keenan allen where he came in and made a huge impact and was the focal point of the offense only happens so often. It’s not common for a receiver or corner. A lot of times wr and cb struggle in their first season, yes, even the best of them. But check your words when you say “spend big” cause I never once said I even wanted us to sign players like revis, ware, ward, or talib. I wanted the free agents who will make an immediate impact but will come with a resonable price tag. Like Danny woodhead for example. And oh by the way, your wrong…. Aj smith refused to spend big in free agency(hence why all our best players like vj, sproles, Tolbert, etc. were all able to walk cause he didn’t want to spend the money. Dwight Freeney and Danny woodhead are the biggest free agents we have gotten in years. The only problem with aj is that he signed shitty players to bogus contracts cause he wasn’t good at picking free agents. But he never spent big or went and got big time free agents so check your facts. Next time, don’t call me out like I don’t know what the heck I’m talking about.

        • tubbs45

          Neither DRC or Smith will be cheap at this point in free agency. Denver was in a much different space financially and with their past draft picks. For f sake ENGLISH is still on the roster….

        • Calman21

          DRC was looking for money close to what Talib wanted. Smith will want several million per year (I would guess 2 years 8 million). NIcks has said repeatedly he wants a long term deal and is unlikely to take a smaller prove it contract. Having a player mentor our players is a good thing and we have some guys that can do that. But we can’t really make a splash until next year in FA. The only way we could do that would be to push money to next year and TT is very unlikely to do that because he is trying to fix the cap situation. Danny Woodhead was a freaking steal, I still can’t believe we got him for as cheap as we did. We have more talent on our roster this season but if you are expecting any players to be signed to even moderately big contracts (Cox type money) then I think you are going to be disappointed. Unless something major happens or a can’t pass player falls into TT’s lap then I don’t think you will see any contract money being pushed to the future. I will say one thing, TT might be waiting for the next round of cuts from teams to see who he can pick up at reasonable prices. He is smart enough not to join the feeding frenzy, so I would not be surprised if he landed a corner in FA after teams start cutting in order to free up more cap room.

        • patuko

          We can only get them for cheap if nobody pays them. For that to happen, time needs to elapse. You should have a beer and get ready for the Padres season. I hear they are being projected as a playoff hopeful.

        • Lee

          thats cuz you dont know what youre talking about…

    • shayaaa

      DRC turned down a 6 year $54M deal… so you can count him out.

    • philiprules

      Yes Telesco…use those amazing mind bending powers to make all those guys suddenly drop their expectations and come play for us on the cheap because we have a lot of fans that think this is a one way negotiation. And while you’re at it, could you work that magic on some landowners over in Hawaii because I really really want a beach house on Kona but after checking out my bank account, much like you I don’t have the cash to cover what the other side wants.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Guys, go check out the Minnesota Vikings website. There is no announcement that they actually signed Derek Cox. The only announcement is about Captain Munnerlyn. They have pictures of him all over the place. I don’t a Cox deal is done yet. Maybe the nflrumor site got it messed up.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Does it matter? I’m just glad he’ll screw with somebody else’s defensive coordinator this season.

      • Stefanie Smith

        No, just talking here. That is what we were talking about. Is that an issue?

        • Gunnar Martin

          Course not, I was just wondering if there was something I didn’t know.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Okay. Just checking in and making sure.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I think you might still be antsy from that confrontation with that rickochey guy. LOL

          • Stefanie Smith

            You are a sweetheart. You truly are.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Aww don’t make me blush :)

  • rickochey

    you guys need to chill out!!!! AJ screwed us with a few of his signings. Let TT do what he needs to do and stop stressing. So many of you panicked with our WRs core and we found out they are really good.

    • Julien Bélair

      yes and everybody was crying last season because we had no depth on the roster. some said we had the worst roster depth wise !! TT is fixing that and it is good to see

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

        Depth is good… too bad we have no STARTERS on defense!!!

        • Julien Bélair

          we need to sign one starter corner…. it will happen

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

            You’ll have to hope for two of us. I give up.

          • Julien Bélair

            I don’t know if I can I am a bit tired of waiting too man…

          • Stefanie Smith

            At least you admit it.

      • Tyler

        I never said any of those things. I had confidence last year and I still do this year. What everybody is making a big deal about is that Denver is signing all these guys and we haven’t signed anyone to match that talent. Simple as that. That doesn’t mean that TT won’t, I never said that. I have all the confidence in the world in the chargers, it’s just frustrating

        • Julien Bélair

          for sure it is frustrating right now

        • rickochey

          what has Demarcus ware done? TJ …? ever done? Talib? nothing!!! We don’t need to go dollar for dollar to get ‘wins.’

          • Julien Bélair

            thank you for saying it

          • Stefanie Smith

            We don’t have to go dumpster diving either or scrounging. You pay for what you get. If you want top notch talent, eventually you pay for it. These guys want to get paid. And over here, we think everyone is about overpaid.

          • rickochey

            Keenan Allen was a third round pick… the biggest steal of the draft. Money does NOT mean talent. Ask Ryan Leaf, Haynesworth, etc.

          • Stefanie Smith

            I am not going to argue with you. You actually think DeMarcus Ware has done nothing. He is going to the Hall of Fame. We can continue to scrounge and we may get lucky and then again we may not. But just don’t think everyone who gets paid is crap as that simply is not true.

          • rickochey

            Ware is good but he hasn’t won a SB. so in reality we don’t need Ware to win a SB. and to predict that Ware will be a HOF is crazy to think this far in advance.

          • Stefanie Smith

            You’re being silly now. Every sports person a whole lot more into it than I am pretty much knows who will get nominated and who will get inducted on the first ballot. It is based on his body of work. No predictions involved here. Yes, he is going to the Hall of Fame, assuming he does not have some sort of scandal arise. Think what you want. I am not predicting anything. Sports folks say it. They respect the caliber of his play and his body of work. Apparently, you do not. I am sure Ware is glad that you do not have a vote.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Exactly, Ryan Leaf was drafted. lol. So draft picks can go wrong also.

          • Tyler

            Your missing the point. The draft is where you build your team. There’s no denying that. And keenan allen should have been a first round pick if it wasn’t for his knee. Not to mention players like allen don’t come around so often.

          • rickochey

            Right and thats why I am not worried about FAs.

          • Tyler

            Never said we did. I didn’t want ward, ware, or talib. I don’t agree that we should spend top dollar cause 9 times out of 10 it doesn’t work out for long. I just said we need to bring in veteran guys who are proven starters( whom aren’t gonna be expensive

          • rickochey

            everyone wants to throw all this money around on day 1 and day 2. Fine let them do that. Let the feeding frenzy stop and use logic rather than emotion in spending millions of dollars.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Stop exaggerating. We want someone good. You’re not that logical yourself. You have a hang up about anyone who gets paid. Do you think any player is worth it out there? Brady? Manning? Who?

          • rickochey

            go away. this board was much better off without you.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Ya know. I thought you were an ass.hole. Now you leave no doubt.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Too far bud.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Thank you, Gunnar. I apologize if I get too passionate. Pete and most of you folks just tell me off or ignore it. I love the Chargers and want to go to the SB.

          • Stefanie Smith

            If you are going to argue that Ware has not done anything, then you have no clue. That guy will be in the Hall of Fame. Go look at his past games if you actually don’t know what he has done and don’t think he is worth anything. I imagine it is very insulting for players to see fans who spew crap that they have done nothing and want them to work for free.

            Before you go off about Demarcus Ware, or Talib or anyone else not worth anything, please just think about it.

          • rickochey

            has he won a SB?

          • rickochey

            hes real good. Romo keeps having to play form behind in the 4th.

        • Stefanie Smith

          Can’t argue with you. I am having nightmares about it. Doesn’t seem like we are confronting this –fighting fire with fire. But we have to pace ourselves. If this guy Telesco, is actually not good, it will all flush itself out.
          For me, I have to pace my freak outs and save a few for the games

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

          I just hoped that TT had learned the valuable lesson last season that you can’t sign 4 scrub CB’s and expect to field a decent backfield. Screw what Denver is doing.. I couldn’t care less.

          • Stefanie Smith

            We should care what our opponents are doing. Know your opponent inside out. I think that is a line in The Art of War. Yeah, we have to care, so we know what we are facing.

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

    So let me get this straight… we let Marshall go (who was OK, but not great), we let Patrick go because he was injured all of the time.. and sign another CB who is injured all of the time… and actually should be a safety. What is this? The last chance saloon for underperforming cornerbacks? Wow. I never thought someone could make me miss Cason & Jammer. Congratulations TT!!!!!

    • Julien Bélair

      I should definitely write a song about patience

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

        Guns and Roses already did. Love the song.. hate this signing.

        • Julien Bélair

          hahaha damn it

    • tubbs45

      Well shit Peter, you certainly have blocked that era out of your memory banks… maybe this year with Cox, we’ve been over-loaded in the ‘shitty play’ memory space in our brains…

      http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/dead.gif

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

        Maybe… memories don’t win Championships anyway.

  • rickochey

    reality check. Demarcus Ware has only 1 post season win. Denver went defense and SPENT A TON OF MONEY. But they got their arses kicked by Seattles defense. These signing don’t do crap for Denver offense and that’s where they stuggled and only put up 8 points. These signing only make the margin of loss 21-3 rather than 40+-8.

    • Julien Bélair

      Denver can sign Lebron James they still won’t win SB next year

      • rickochey

        manning is very good during the season. His talent covers up a lot of offense holes but when the talent level gets higher in the playoff, he struggles. Decker was Mannings go to guy and now that guy is gone. What denver needed to do was build up the O-Line because thats where they are weakest at.

        • tubbs45

          heard a rumor about Julian Eldelman possibly to Denver

    • Tyler

      I’m not worried about Denver. We will find ways to beat them. The knly thing I was saying is that we need better players to be plugged in. Never aid spending a ton of money was the answer. But spending money to get proven starters who can make an impact right of the bat is what we need, who can also mentor the younger guys. That’s what will help us.

      • rickochey

        Thats true, There is still roster cuts and proven vets that will be released. Let the teams financially strap themselves.

        • Stefanie Smith

          Every team out there has it all wrong except the Chargers. Sorry, not likely and not true. Management on other teams also know how to operate as well as Mr. T.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    ……….

  • rickochey

    spend… spend .. spend… spend …. spend…… lets just spend……….. he is a free agent-he must be good. hes a free agent…. spend…. spend… spend….. good thing you peeps are not in charge of any money, play poker or the stock market.. i got a pair of twos… ALL IN!!!!

    • Julien Bélair

      we are emotive fans alright :)

    • Stefanie Smith

      Chill. We aren’t spending. Calm down. I don’t know how long you have been a Charger fan, but for at least 20 years, fans have complained they (Spanos family and the Charger organization) are cheap
      and do not spend much. Only when a GM is about to get canned, do they spend a bunch. Then they make bad FA moves and get thrown out anyway. So we can talk about FAs all we want. We want to go to the SB this year and we could do it with a couple of impact players. That is all the FA folks are saying. You like to roll the dice and hope we hit on rookies.. straight out of college. I think it was Goodell who has said 3 out of 5 don’t make it past three years. As a fan, I am tired of experimenting. Draft is great, but at least sign really decent players when they do decide to take the plunge—not players who are worse than who they have replaced. Improvement is the key here.

      If we could spend $20 mill to go to the SB this year and have a good chance of winning, yeah, why not do it?

  • Julien Bélair

    well that’s it for tonight I have to go to sleep…. I hope we will have sign someone worthy when I’ll get up. see ya guys

  • FitzWilly

    It’s half time kids

    now every take a deep breath, count to 10

    and……………………..

    Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah!
    Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah!
    Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah.
    O Lord, Kum ba yah

    Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    O Lord, Kum ba yah

    Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    O Lord, Kum ba yah

    Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
    O Lord, Kum ba yah

    • Gunnar Martin

      Kum ba yah is like the best phrase ever. I feel good now.

      • FitzWilly

        could not agree more bolt brother
        i have a sudden urge to smoke a bowl and hug a hippie :)

        • Gunnar Martin

          Hahaha you are and always will be the best Fitzy :)

          • FitzWilly

            Back at ya GM
            this has been awesome seeing all the new people on here
            and the heated debates going on
            have a good night bro :)

  • Nick Mansoor

    By the looks of it, it seems as though were drafting our featured CB

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

      Yep… may the odds be forever in our favor.

  • esco charger

    I been a chargers fan since the early 90s I been reading on this site for 3 years now and I wanted to comment on whats going on im very knowledgeable in sports especially chargers football but players can be good or average on other teams but with the right coaching or scheme can become great players on the team. Im a lil upset on whats going on but the season just started let it develope

    • Gunnar Martin

      I think we can all agree on that.

  • TheTrueBlu

    I am really ok with our FA so far. TT is adding depth to our roster. He knows you can’t build a championship through FA but you can add depth.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    DeAngelo Hall and Richard Sherman going at it on twitter. lol
    I need some popcorn.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Ohhhhh my. Sign me up too.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    TT is going to get us a good CB we just need to be patient. We pretty much need 4 of them, now need the Big vet signing and draft two. Im not worried at all. Lets say Ghee takes Crezdons spot…is that a upgrade : Yes and good move

    • Lee

      TT waits for all the bloated contracts to get signed and then comes in with the smart signings. its not worth spending 12 mill a year on one player most of the time

      • arnie

        Yup. Waiting for the suckers to clear out.

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      Telesco isn’t going to sign any big names… I’ve come to terms with it.
      Guys like Brandon Ghee is what we should expect.

      • arnie

        Freeney was a “big name” how did that work out? All i’m interested in is Telesco finding players to win football games.

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

          His #1 pass rusher went down, and Freeney is from the Colts, and was pretty much the last guy out there (genius, because he waited). But, I liked the signing, no doubt!

          • arnie

            My point Peter it was “big name” FA that couldn’t finish the season. I know the circumstances on why he was here. At the end of the day “resumes” don’t win games. The pass rush basically the same after Freeney went down, Inconsistent and almost non-exsitant.

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            what does Freeney getting hurt have to do with ANY OF THIS?
            If Telesco could have predicted the future he wouldn’t have signed him.

            Whats your point?

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

            How old was Freeney? His name is big.. was HE big when we signed him? Or did we pretty much have no option. I’m talking about a younger guy without an injury history, who has been to the probowl (or might at least come close), isn’t a huge name, but get him for a reasonable price. Comparing freeney, and other older players to the guy I have in mind is apples to oranges.

          • arnie

            The guys you want from FA cost a lot of money, and rarely exist on the cheap. Cox was a great example. looked like a good signing, still paying for him this year. The reality is most players in FA are old or getting old. The truth is there are always options. maybe not the ones we like.
            Bottom line, this team went back to the playoffs without big name FA we all seem to crying about now. I’m going to assumeTelesco is doing what he said he was going to do. Building through the draft, adding FA for depth. Put them on the field and let them compete. I like the results….

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

            Arnie… Cox was a player who I hadn’t even heard of.. then TT signs him to that contract, and I go “OK, I guess” because I’m just happy Jammer & Cason are gone.. then I hear the contract details, and go “That’s a lot”.. then I see him in the first four games, and he’s bad… then I find out that he got benched before he even came here.. then he gets benched here twice while everybody makes excuses for him.. then he gets cut, and he counts toward even more dead money. There is nothing about that situation that sounds well thought out for that kind of contract. It wasn’t until I read that he had already been benched in JAX, that I thought TT should have his head examined for giving him that cash. We already had dead money problems… don’t take chances like that if there are those kinds od warning signs. Say what you want about injuries and players, but being sidelined for poor play is worse. He may get lucky with these gambles, or he might not… but, at least know what color you are betting on.

          • tubbs45

            You never heard of Cox? He owns a cable company… AND he played for the JAGs!!!! When they cast off a player, he usually rules the league!

        • CALiFORNiAkiD

          I’ve come to terms with it….it’s alright.
          brandon ghee should help us win a lot of games.

        • Stefanie Smith

          I love Freeney and I still do. If he is healthy, I am sure he is going to give it all he has.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Agreed. I think he still has some valuable juice left in that rusty old tank of his.

  • Captain Kush

    Why hasn’t Clary been cut?

    • 619chargers4life

      awesome name and photo. just sayin.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Where’d all the new folks come from, love it.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I’m feeling claustrophobic, personally. Yeesh.

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

        That’s a first.

        • Gunnar Martin

          Now what is that supposed to mean? Joke, insult, … or both…

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

            Hang on.. I’m still lol @ chocolate milk… I meant that you don’t seem like the kind of guy who let’s anything bother him… not even claustrophobia.. that’s all. I would never pop-off to you.. you are tops with me = )

          • Gunnar Martin

            Fist pump

      • 619chargers4life

        sounds like u need a brew lol

        • Gunnar Martin

          I’m underage and Mormon. I prefer chocolate milk.

          • 619chargers4life

            lol word!!

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

      They’ve been there. They are just commenting today ; )

      • Tyler Shain

        I read all these articles. I just never feel like commenting cause people take things to a personal level, which they did in this thread. This is football, we love it, we hate it. We are chargers fans!! We love them, we are passionate about our team and we are all going to voice our opinions. But when people take it to a personal level and talk bad about someone when they don’t even know them then that’s wrong and ridiculous. Thing is, we all share a common bond, and that is the love we have for our team. This is football we are all going to go on rants and raves

  • 619chargers4life

    Javier Arenas anyone ?

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

      He played every game last season, and didn’t defense a pass, or anything.. and only had 12 tackles. What peaked your ears on him? I only know him from when he played on the Chiefs.

      • 619chargers4life

        im looking at the list of free agents through walterfootball.com and he is one of the youngest. Thats all.

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

          Got it.

          • 619chargers4life

            all of the corners seem to be 30

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

            Therein lies the problem.

  • Patuko

    What it looks like is, exactly what TT said he would do. He would build a team with a solid foundation of FA players and players that we have to create depth and then use the draft augment the roster with play makers. He said we want to go faster. He is going to add faster people. Does anyone know anything about Donald Brown? He was a first rounder. Ghee? Solid punisher for the back field. Johnson is a downhill blocker (like Fluker). I would like to see him pick up some CBs or OLs be picked up in the 1-3 rounds.

    Along with Gates/Rivers/Mathews/Hardwick/Weddle, TT is adding through draft, Allen/Te’o/Fluker. We went through the AJ debacle, with some good years in the beginning. Let’s see what kind of good years we get from TT.

    As for the Broncos, I predict a collapse on a grand scale.

    • 619chargers4life

      collapse due to injuries

      • arnie

        Talib an Ware did not play the entire season last year. That’s a lot of money for two guys that could be on the trainers table.

        • 619chargers4life

          oh yeah!!

        • Stefanie Smith

          Very true.

        • tubbs45

          Ware will be fun to watch in Denver… Sucking wind at sea level ehhh? How bout at mile high? Sustain the first wave and we should be able to weather the storm. Ward concerns me more than either of the other big pick ups. Allen seemed like much more of a Denver kind of guy…

    • Stefanie Smith

      With all due respect, you left out key parts on at least one. One guy has had tons of injuries–real bad ones and has rarely been on the field. I think it is Ghee. So if he is healthy, yeah, maybe he can do some punishing. His attitude is good and he wants to play. All the analysis out there says he is going to have to really stand out in camp to even make a roster spot.

      Not trying to rain on the parade here. Bear in mind, these are likely camp bodies and that is it. Lucky if they make the practice squad. Okay?

      I think Brown is here to stay. Not sure about Ghee.

      • tubbs45

        Ghee does add potential safety depth. He will be a special teams killer too. Health of players that commit their bodies to stopping others will always be a concern. But that is where depth comes into play.

    • Stefanie Smith

      As long as TT gets us to the SB soon–like real real soon with Rivers still on board, it’s all good.

    • Captain Kush

      Donald Brown is a first round bust. An old Ahmad Bradshaw was brought back instead of him.

      • patuko

        He’s still playing. Ryan Leaf is a bust. Buster Davis was a bust. Larry English is almost a bust. Donald Brown is still playing with not too much wear and tear on him. He fits perfectly between RM and DW. If either go down, he can take the their role pretty easy.

  • Derek

    Rams lions titans jets n steelers all need cb’s not good for us

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    Brandon Browner signs with Patriots.
    Teams will have a hard time passing on him and Revis.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Are you serious…

      • Stefanie Smith

        Breathing in and out and trying not to freak out about it. I know this is silly, but sometimes I think by not responding in kind, it is making us look weak. I think that is part of the reason I think we should have signed at least a high powered CB.

    • navw21

      Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 2m

      A well-placed Patriots source: “Browner wants to be in NE, I think we are close, but it’s a tough deal to do because of suspension, etc.”

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        Congrats to @bbrowner27 my brother so excited for you!!!! – Richard Sherman

        • navw21

          Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora 1m

          Um, just want to reiterate, Brandon Browner has no contracts struck, despite any report to the contrary. Visits Saints Fri. In WSH now

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

            In SD after that? What do you think?

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            I have this feeling were getting Tillman.

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

            Dude… I would be over the top excited! He has averaged 3 INT’s a season for the last three years, AND HIS CAREER! Last season, he only played EIGHT games, and had 41 tackles, 3 FF, 3 INT’s (one for 41 yards), 4 stuffs, 6 passes defensed, That’s ludicrous…Oh, and he’s been to the Pro-Bowl, is a possible HOF’er, and might know a thing or two about a #1 CB who is capable of leading a secondary & being a teacher.

          • navw21

            I highly doubt it. Might be on our radar but probably don’t have the money he is looking for.

      • Stefanie Smith

        That is priceless from the Patriots seeing they knew all about Hernandez and still catered to him, kept him on , gave him a big contract, etc.

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

          You can’t blame the Patriots for that dog… that could happen to any team.

          • Stefanie Smith

            No, but before that murder thing, he had behavior issues even when he was in college. Serious ones . weapons and all that. Bill B knew the guy was a problem. Guy threatened to beat up Wes Welker when he first signed on with the Pats. They all knew he was a kook. One of the ex-Pats talked about it and said some just shied away from him. But no, the Patriots go raise his pay and send Welker packing.

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

            I guess what I mean is that the Patriots try to take gambles on guys who could potentially still make a big difference, and see if their leadership program can keep them in check..because they DO have good structure there. It has worked sometimes, and sometimes it has blown up in their face, to put it mildly. But, they have gotten some really solid production from some highly un-tamable players. I think that the Chargers will one day have even better structure, and can get these guys to produce without hurting the team, as long as the talent is there.

            I am on record as saying “Hell No” to Kenny Britt… but, if the Chargers decided to go that route, I think they are one of about 4 teams capable of handling that.

          • Stefanie Smith

            I agree with the Pats approach. I say if the player is good and not too over the top, give him an opportunity. No matter what we think of him, Philly gave Michael Vick a chance after his thing. And whether we, as fans, forgive him or not, I think he has changed and matured and is grateful for the opportunity.

            And, in the end, you are right. No matter what, this is not the Pats’ dog. I feel bad for what Hernandez did on all levels, but also because the Pats are more skeptical of people now. Hernandez possibly committed horrific crimes, but he also took away opportunities for guys that maybe aren’t so bad and would love to have that opportunity that Hernandez pretty much stepped on.

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

      Even the frugal Pats know when it’s time to break the glass smoke that cigarette.That’s how it’s done folks. LOL at that 12 mil one year deal?… if Browner ends up being great, then they are HOOKED UP, and can let Revis go. Meanwhile, they have a top tier guy holding down the fort while he gets through the suspension… and possibly a lights out CB tandem to boot.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Yes, Pete. Somehow when you communicate that, no one blows a head fuse. Yes, that is how it is done, if a team wants to get to the SB this year or be competitive.

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

          I don’t even care if they signed Browner or not.. they took a shot at potentially being CRAZY good, even though they had just signed Revis! Take a shot.. who cares if a deal ain’t struck. Does the Charger jet have a bad engine or something?

          • Stefanie Smith

            Exactly. Take a shot. I don’t like Elway but somebody asked him about his being aggressive in free agency. He said that they had the money, and they wanted to improve the defense, and why not? Why not? Seriously, why not?

            It could all blow up in his face, but it’s called guts. I don’t think he wants to blow it, but take a shot.

      • JoseSD

        Browner is suspended the first four games and one more violation and its season long suspension for him

      • Tazzster

        Pats were one game from the super bowl last year…. we were not

  • joerockt

    Why do people have such a raging boner for Steve Smith? He’s 34, had mediocre production last year and is a little annoying shit talker. Pass.

    • Stefanie Smith

      I think that is why people like him–the trash talk. Some also think he has something left. Newton did fine passing to him and he performed. They did win against the Pats and he did shut Talib down. Just sayin.

      My concern about Smith is he wants to play and get the ball a lot. And Rivers has his receivers and TE and spreads it around. Some say Smith would get pissy if he didn’t get the ball enough. I have no idea if it is true. But we still want to keep Keenan Allen motivated and playing. So I don’t know.

      • joerockt

        Yea like I said, pass. Just another retread that we tend to bring in right before their retirement. Besides the fact that we would have the smallest receiving crew in the league. I think some people want to see a pickup like this just for the sake of a pickup of a name. Its ridiculous.

        • Tazzster

          agree. we dont need another slot reciever

          • Michael

            Well, maybe tt is trying something new, put 4 slot receivers in and royally confuse the other team!!!!!

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

      Thank you! Not on the list.

      • tubbs45

        the boner or Smith?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Boner

      • joerockt

        But is it raging?

  • arnie

    Brandon Ghee sounds like a good depth player that could compete for some playing time. In the three years he played, 2013 was by far his best season. 7 tackles, 5 passes defended. he playing time increased from 6, 7 an 10 games over three years. If his stats hold true he made some progression. it’s unfortunate the young man suffered concussion, and a thigh injury, but i could hardly call him “injury prone”. What interests me the most, 5 passes defended. why is that important? It shows he can cover. In the 10 games he played in without knowing the number of snaps he played, or how many times he was targeted, there is no way to get a real gauge on him. As of right now he could be a special team player. Still his experience gives the Chargers options at CB, until we can see what we get from Williams.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Check out this stuff on Ghee. http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nfl/5848/brandon-ghee

      They are saying that he is going to have to really stand out in camp to get on the roster.
      “Ghee, 27 in June, appeared in ten games last season but played just 80 defensive snaps. He missed the entire 2012 season with a wrist injury. ”
      He has a good attitude, though.

      • arnie

        Sounds like the GM knows a thing a or two…

        • Stefanie Smith

          Maybe. Or just a player to have at camp. There are tons they sign for camp and are gone by the time the season starts.

    • tubbs45
      • arnie

        Sorry Tubbs i’m not an insider.

  • vct

    is there a site where it shows the breakdown of all 53 players on a team? just curious.

    • Padraigh Keogh

      The site is called ‘Over the cap’. Not sure if its .com or what. Just Google ‘Over the Cap San Diego Chargers’.

  • vct

    i hope seyi comes back to us…

  • Tony

    Does anyone know if Perrish Cox is an unrestricted free agent?
    Also, I think Manningham would be a good under the radar signing. Id be happy with signing them both. They wont cost too much and even though Manningham has been injured for the most part these last two years hes still pretty young (28 in May) and think he would be really good for us. I see them both as low risk high reward and more importantly low price tag. I would actually prefer Manningham to Nicks.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I’ve been thinking about Manningham too. A bit surprised there has been NO hype around him so far. His production/injuries the last few seasons are worrisome, but I think it would totally be worth it to bring him in. As for Perrish Cox, he’s either a FA or is still with the 9ers, but either way I wouldn’t want anything to do with him. He bounces a lot from team to team, and he has a lot of off the field issues.

    • Roy Hobbs

      no more guys who are always injured. They might as well keep the floyd and alexander. the chargers messed up by not resigning VJ. The guy got pulled over for drinking and diving(which is bad), but he isnt beating up women or getting in trouble with carrying firearms.