Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Things are getting serious for Bolts fans as the 2012 San Diego Chargers’ season schedule was finally announced. Although we already knew who the Chargers would be playing against, now we now exactly when and where.

Our AFC West poll asked if the Chargers should move up from the team’s No. 18 pick? If they miss the playoffs for a third straight season, the Chargers will likely make wholesale changes. Smith and coach Norv Turner will likely be sent packing, something many expected would happen after last season. The Chargers did a nice job in free agency recently, as they signed 15 players.

Chargers president Dean Spanos didn’t pull the plug on head coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith despite a monumentally disappointing season. Having missed the playoffs in back-to-back years, San Diego enters the draft coming off an aggressive free-agency period.