Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The dump is back!! AND I just got back from driving across the country coast to coast. EXHAUSTING. I am catching up on the action from the week with you all. I scheduled out a bunch of posts while I was out to keep things rolling on here and the staff kept things rolling as well!

Back in business now! Enjoy your dump:

One prediction can be made about this year’s San Diego Chargers, the type of prediction that is such a lock, it could win every bar bet in town:

One school of thought says the Chargers team coming to Denver this weekend is not quite on par with San Diego’s teams that won the AFC West four of the last five seasons.

Fans of the San Diego Chargers have been accustomed to slow starts and probably believe they’re dreaming right now.

NASHVILLE, TN –  Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey participated fully in practice for the second straight day and says he will play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, according to a report on

There was a brief moment this summer where it appeared as if Vincent Jackson was going to singlehandedly prolong the NFL lockout. The Chargers’ star wide receiver was one of nine players involved in the antitrust lawsuit against the league, and rumors circulated that in order for Jackson to agree to drop the suit, he wanted to be either given a large financial settlement or be promised that he would never be given the franchise tag for the remainder of his career.

Philip Rivers has thrown for 1,286 yards and for the second straight October remains on pace to break the NFL record for passing yards in a season.

SAN DIEGO —- Nick Novak certainly has a kicker’s mindset. His goal is to always go 1-for-1, to put the next kick through the uprights regardless of what happened before. He doesn’t spend much time looking back and has never diverted focus toward the big picture.