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 08-31-2007, 07:23 PM         #101
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Chargers immediately turn attention to Bears
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By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com
As Chargers players milled around the locker room following Thursday night’s preseason finale, there was more talk about a game they’re about to play than one that they just completed.

“It’s time to get ready for the Bears,” tight end Antonio Gates said. “We’ve already done some work on them, but now’s when it really turns on. We’re starting our season with the defending NFC champions and that’s where our focus is. We can’t wait.”

Bolts players left Qualcomm Stadium Thursday night with a sense of mission. Emotions led some players to say that they felt like playing Chicago immediately, but in reality the Bolts will take advantage of a long week to prepare.

“We need to be ready in nine days,” Head Coach Norv Turner said. “That’s part of the week of preparing and going through all of the things. This group of players has the mindset that they’re going to do what they have to do to get ready.”

Turner praised his men for the work they’ve done throughout the season as they’ve continually improved.

“I think we’ve done the things, starting in our offseason program all the way through, to do what we need to do to get ready for the season,” Turner said. “We’ve done what we need to get done in the preseason. It’s time to go. The games start counting for real.”

Playmaker

Safety Eric Weddle loves playing in San Diego and it shows. In two college games against San Diego State, he intercepted four passes. He picked off another in the Bolts’ preseason opener against Seattle and added two more Thursday night to give him seven picks in four games in San Diego.

“I just hope it continues,” Weddle said. “The guys in front of me are doing an awesome job. I’m out there having fun and executing.”

Weddle played more than three full quarters and finished the game with six tackles to go along with his two interceptions.

He also got his wish and got to face an old friend. San Francisco’s first drive yielded a 3rd-and-5, so the Bolts’ second-round draft pick was able to get on the field with the first-team dime defense against his former college teammate Alex Smith. The 49er quarterback threw at Weddle on the play, and Marlon McCree helped the rookie break up a pass intended for tight end Vernon Davis.

Copycat

Charger fans showered Davis with boos following his imitation of Shawne Merriman’s “Lights Out” dance, and the Pro Bowl linebacker joked following the game that he didn’t think much of it either.

“There have been a lot of guys that have tried to imitate it, and Vernon was by far the worst,” Merriman said of his college teammate.

Midway through the first quarter, Davis jumped to his feet after making a 13-yard catch and received a loud round of boos from the Chargers faithful as he mocked his former college teammate.

Later in the game, Chargers linebacker Jyles Tucker also paid homage the celebration after he sacked 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill. Merriman was much more impressed with Tucker’s performance.

“His was pretty good,” Merriman said. “It looked like he’d been practicing, but I know he really just jumped up and did it.”

Merriman said earlier this preseason that he’s at least temporarily retired the dance and doesn’t plan to do it this season.

Final say

Several rookie linebacker entered Thursday’s contest hoping to make a strong final impression before the Chargers trim their roster to 53 players on Sunday, and each played like men on a mission.

Tucker finished the game with two tackles on defense, a sack, two special teams tackles and a forced fumble.

“All you can do is play your heart out and see,” Tucker said. “That’s what I did.”

Brandon Siler also turned in an impressive night with four tackles on defense, one on special teams and a fumble recovery. Antwan Applewhite added four tackles, and Nick Roach tallied three tackles and a sack.

Bouncing back

Linebacker Matt Wilhelm saw his first action of the preseason Thursday night, and while his time on the field was limited, he was productive. The first-year starter, who missed the team’s first three preseason games with a calf injury, was credited with two tackles and a quarterback pressure in just 10 plays.

“It felt good to be back out there with the guys running around,” Wilhelm said. “It was a good test for it.”

Wilhelm feels certain that he’ll be ready to start against Chicago.

Sitting out

Quarterback Philip Rivers, tight end Antonio Gates, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, defensive tackle Brandon McKinney, wide receiver Eric Parker and running back Michael Turner all watched Thursday’s game from the sideline.

The Chargers reported three injuries following the game. Center Cory Withrow left the game in the third quarter with a sprained right foot, linebacker Nick Roach suffered a neck injury and running back Germaine Race left the game after injuring his toe.

Quick hits

- Kicker Nate Kaeding nailed all three of his field goal attempts Thursday to finish the preseason a perfect 11-for-11.

- Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst entered the game in the second quarter and went 7-for-14 passing for 76 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.

- Rookie linebacker Anthony Waters saw his most extensive action of the preseason and led the Bolts with eight tackles.

- Rookie cornerback Paul Oliver added a sack to go with his interception.


Chris Park, AP

Safety Eric Weddle loves playing in San Diego and it shows. In two college games against San Diego State, he intercepted four passes. He picked off another in the Bolts’ preseason opener against Seattle and added two more Thursday night to give him seven picks in four games in San Diego.



Highlights: Chargers 16, 49ers 13
The San Diego Chargers beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-13 in Week 4 of the 2007 Preseason.
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Craig Davis highlights vs. 49ers
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Preseason Week 4: Shawne Merriman
Linebacker Shawne Merriman after Thursdays Preseason game talks about his thoughts about this years preseason and how the team is focusing on week 1 against the Chicago.
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Preseason Week 4: Antonio Gates
Following Thursdays final preseason game vs. San Francisco Tight End Antonio Gates talks about his excitement to start the season.
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Preseason Week 4: Craig Davis
After Thursdays preseason game vs. San Francisco Rookie Wide Receiver Craig Davis talks about how he has played at this point in the preseason.
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Preseason Week 4: Norv Turner Press Conference
After Thursday's last preseason game vs. San Francisco at Qualcomm stadium Head Coach Norv Turner talks about the upcoming season and what he expects from the team.
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 08-31-2007, 09:29 PM         #102
kr0nikk_F8L  OP
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 Simba said:
Stay off my pipe if you ain't got nothin but smart alec sh*t to say....


and we will OWN Chicago in week one.....HOMER!......

Couldn't fu*k with us last year or this year or next year......I think the person that need to learn is you......

And stay the fu*k out this thread til that day......cuz I damn sure ain't over in the Chicago thread talkin sh*t.....

You talkin out your a.ss and I don't care to take the time to expose all the holes in your dumb a.ss theories......

but whatever :rolleyes: Rex Grossman is the greatest dog :rolleyes:
couldn't fu*k with you last year? you played chicago? i didnt think so...

we could have seen you last year, but somebody choked and was a one and done...

and you cant expose any holes in my statement because there isn't any... :rolleyes:

most bx heads are fu*king retards with the sports knowledge
 08-31-2007, 09:31 PM         #103
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if your judging rex off of pre-season your obviously on the "pipe" and seeing your profound rex love you seem to be riding another "pipe" as well
isn't that what you were doing? "rex grossman looks the same as last year"

nice double standard



so when he does sh*tty, it's LOL but when he does well, you wanna downplay and ignore it

gotcha

its called being a hater
 09-01-2007, 01:42 AM         #104
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 kr0nikk_F8L said:
couldn't fu*k with you last year? you played chicago? i didnt think so...

we could have seen you last year, but somebody choked and was a one and done...

and you cant expose any holes in my statement because there isn't any... :rolleyes:

most bx heads are fu*king retards with the sports knowledge
as evidenced by your dumbass posts.....

Class dismissed.....
 10 years ago '07        #105
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 kr0nikk_F8L said:
isn't that what you were doing? "rex grossman looks the same as last year"

nice double standard



so when he does sh*tty, it's LOL but when he does well, you wanna downplay and ignore it

gotcha

its called being a hater
dude let the season play out...right now your sounding like pat summerall after one to many drinks'
every fan will defend there QB good or bad...but please dont act like grossman is the second coming of jesus christ...just because you went to a superbowl (that u didnt win) doesnt mean you can turn water into wine'
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 gorilla_proof said:
dude let the season play out...right now your sounding like pat summerall after one to many drinks'
every fan will defend there QB good or bad...but please dont act like grossman is the second coming of jesus christ...just because you went to a superbowl (that u didnt win) doesnt mean you can turn water into wine'

THE BEARS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!




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Rex Grossman 18/42 210 yards 3 INTs 2 Fumbles


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 09-03-2007, 11:36 AM         #107
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^^^^^lol

Why are yall even arguing against that dude, nobody can really say much until the 9th so lets just wait till then and we'll prove to him that grossman is trash

Rex WILL throw at least two interceptions and wont be able to handle the best front 7 in the league(61 sacks-1 in NFL)
 09-03-2007, 01:45 PM         #108
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^^Preach...
 09-04-2007, 11:53 PM         #109
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Tuesday, Sep 04, 2007
By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com




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September has officially arrived, and that means it’s time for LaDainian Tomlinson to go to work.

For the second-consecutive season, Tomlinson sat out all four of the Chargers’ preseason contests and now the NFL’s reigning MVP is raring to hit the field.

“I’m pretty anxious,” Tomlinson said. “I’ve been waiting to get back on the field in a game situation for a while now. Now that it’s finally here, I’m very excited.”

Like most Sundays, Opening Day of the NFL season has brought out the best in Tomlinson. In six Week 1 contests, Tomlinson has rushed for at least 100 yards four times and has scored six touchdowns. His best Week 1 performance of his career came last season when he carried 31 times for 131 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Oakland Raiders.

“The first week is exciting for everybody,” Tomlinson said. “You look forward to it for a long time. When it finally gets here, you want to start strong and play your best. It’s a special week.”

This season, however, brings perhaps his toughest Week 1 challenge to date. The Bolts face the defending NFC Champion Chicago Bears. Led by Pro Bowl linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, the Bears finished fifth in the NFL it total defense last year and finished sixth against the run.

“They’re aggressive, fast and smart,” Tomlinson said. “Urlacher is a big part of it, but Tommie (Harris) wreaks havoc in the middle and Lance is tough. They’re going to be a big challenge.”

Fortunately for Tomlinson, he’ll have plenty of help in his attempt to gash the Bears. For the first time in his career, the Chargers return all five starting offensive linemen from a year ago. The group includes a pair of 2006 Pro Bowlers and is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s top units.

“Those guys know me, and I know them,” Tomlinson said. “We can read each other and know what each other is thinking. It’s a great feeling to have. I’ve never had that feeling before. Having a guy like Kris Dielman come back for less money, it really tells everybody how special he thinks our group is and what he thinks we have for the future of this team.”

Charger fans are anxious to see the NFL’s most dynamic player return to the field after a historic 2006 season. Tomlinson establish 13 new NFL records including touchdowns in a season (31) and points scored in a season (186) while earning his first rushing title of his career by posting a career-high 1,815 yards. On a personal level, it would be extremely difficult for Tomlinson to top that, but isn’t necessarily one of his goals.

“My thing is not to try to repeat the performance from last year,” Tomlinson said. “I’m just going to do everything that I can to win games. I might need to catch it 10 times, and Norv (Turner) may use me that way sometimes. He may need me to beat people one-on-one out of the backfield. If that’s the case, that’s what I’m going to have to do. I’m a team guy. I’m going to do what’s asked of me.”

As a younger player, Tomlinson occasionally threw out personal numbers he’d like to reach prior to a season, but those days are in the past.

“I will always have individual goals in my mind, but I am more catering to what this team needs and winning a championship,” Tomlinson said. “I just want to be consistent. I think that’s the biggest thing.”


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 10 years ago '07        #110
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off topic....dayum if you need a running back look no further then texas' hopefully mackbrown can start keeping more of the better players in texas we'd be fine
 09-06-2007, 08:53 PM         #111
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Thursday, Sep 06, 2007
By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com

As Chargers rookie wide receiver Buster Davis prepares for his first NFL game Sunday, he can’t help but think back to another special moment in his football career.

“I was scared and really nervous,” Davis said as he recalls the first time he stepped on the field as a freshman at LSU. Davis was 17 years old playing in front of 95,000 fans as well as a national television audience has his no. 11 ranked Tigers hosted Georgia, who was ranked seventh in the country.

“Skyler Green, who I was playing behind, dropped a couple of passes and they took him out,” Davis said. “I caught a pass and everything seemed to settle down. That was the beginning for me.”

Davis begins a new era Sunday has his professional career kicks off when the Chargers host the Chicago Bears. The stage is different, as is the feeling for the Bolts’ top draft pick.

“I’m going to be excited and all but I’m not going to be as nervous,” Davis said. “I understand what’s going on. I know it’s a different level but I’ve played in big games. I think I can relax and just play. I just hope I get to make a couple plays and help us win a big game.”

Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner plans to give Davis a chance to do just that. While the team has not yet announced who will be on the field for the first offensive snap, Davis will see plenty of action and have a chance to contribute.

“He’s ready to do the things that he can do,” Turner said. “He missed a lot of time at the end of camp when we were really zeroing in on some things, but he’s going to be able to help us. He’s worked hard.”

The Chargers drafted Davis in hopes that the speedster would help stretch defenses and make plays down the field. Davis gave Bolts fans a preview of that in the team’s preseason finale when he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass that encouraged his head coach.

“He showed in that last game that he can run,” Turner said. “He can make the plays up the field and that’s going to be an added dimension for us.”

Veterans such as wide receiver Eric Parker have been impressed with the way the team’s top pick has carried himself since arriving in San Diego in April. Davis has spent time picking Parker’s brain and in doing so he’s shown the veteran that he understands what is being asked of him.

“He has a good grasp on a lot of things,” Parker said. “He just needs to get that game experience, which is going to come right away. He’s smart and he works hard. He’s going to really help us.”

As a first round pick, Davis knew he would be a part of the offense right away, but he feels fortunate that he can have a role without feeling like he has to do too much.

“There are multiple guys here who can do multiple things,” Davis said. “That’s the luxury of being a San Diego Charger. I’m glad that I’m getting a chance to jump in there and be a part of this. The coaches are going to put me in places where I can show different aspects of my game. I can’t wait to do that.”

Injury update

After being limited Wednesday, center Cory Withrow (foot) and running back Michael Turner (ankle) participated in all phases of Thursday’s practice. Parker (toe) and linebacker Anthony Waters (personal) did not work. Waters was excused to be with his family following the death of his grandmother in South Carolina.

The only player listed on Chicago’s injury report was rookie tight end Greg Olson, who missed a portion of practice with a knee injury. The Bears’ top pick in April’s draft sprained his knee in the team’s preseason finale and his status for Sunday’s opener is unknown.

New look

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson won’t just be wearing a new uniform when he takes the field Sunday. He’ll also be sporting a new facemask. Teammates refer to the new mask as LT’s “Vader look” because the front looks a little like the mask worn by Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.

Return investment

Running back and return specialist Darren Sproles is a man of few words, but his ear-to-ear smile on Thursday said it all.

When asked what it would mean to bust a long return Sunday, Sproles just flashed that grin and said, “I’m ready.”

Sproles thrilled fans throughout the preseason with his shifty moves and ability to make people miss. However, the third-year back is hardly satisfied with a strong August.

“Now is when they count,” Sproles said. “I’ve got to keep it up.”

Getting ready

One of the biggest challenges teams face heading into a new season is preparing for a game without the luxury of film from the current year. Players have watched tapes from Chicago’s four preseason contests but know not to put too much stock in what they’ve seen.

“It’s tough,” Quarterback Philip Rivers said. “It’s all you really have. I’ve watched a ton from last year. In the preseason, they’re only going to do so much. It gives you a decent feel for who you are. They’ve had all summer to prepare just like we have. I’m sure we’ll be prepared to see anything.”

Added Turner, “I’ve never been in a game where a team didn’t have new wrinkles for you.”


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 09-06-2007, 08:56 PM         #112
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I like this kid davis.....

I think he could possibly turnh into the deep threat we've lacked.....


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 10 years ago '07        #113
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yeah davis could be huge for you guys' its still to early to tell yet'...looks to be an exciting match up for the chargers this weekend

good luck

-go colts
 10 years ago '07        #114
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i was shocked that the bears are talking smack and trying to get a reaction out of merriman' but i was surprised by his reaction...he has more of a (get it done) attitude this season.

im still sick that the colts didnt try to pick up figurs...but hey it is what it is hopefully the chargers handle business and continue to show ppl that the AFC is a powerhouse
 09-09-2007, 08:57 PM         #115
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Sunday, Sep 09, 2007
By Tom Shanahan, Chargers.com


The Chargers bounced back from a scoreless first half with touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to beat the defending NFC champion Chicago Bears 14-3 in the 2007 season opener Sunday before 67,837 fans at Qualcomm Stadium.

Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson threw a 17-yard touchdown pass on an option play to tight end Antonio Gates for the Bolts' first score and a 7-3 lead with 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Six plays after the ensuing kickoff, Chargers inside linebacker Stephen Cooper forced running back Adrian Peterson to fumble on a run up the middle. Strong safety Clinton Hart pounced on the loose ball at the Chargers' 44-yard line.

The Bolts drove 56 yards in eight plays for a 14-3 lead as Tomlinson broke off two big gains. He caught a screen pass he carried for for 20 yards to the Bears' 24-yard line and five players later scored on an 11-yard run on second-and-4.

The two touchdowns erased a 3-0 Chicago lead that the Bears took with 14:13 left in the second quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.

Before the second-half rally, the Bolts were poised to put up their first score midway through the third quarter, but the drive was ended by a controversial fumble. The Chargers had a second-and-goal at the 1-yard line when Chicago defensive tackle Tommie Harris appeared to jump the snap and dislodge the ball from Rivers. But no flag for encroachment was thrown and such a played can't be reviewed.

The Chargers' first scoring opportunity in the opening quarter was thwarted when Nate Kaeding's 33-yard field goal attempt was blocked
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 09-09-2007, 09:26 PM         #116
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damnit son i need rivers to throw a damn TD


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 09-09-2007, 09:33 PM         #117
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I feel you.....luckily rivers was on my bench while LT started
 10 years ago '07        #118
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this is what i do know'

rivers wont have the numbers he had last yr'...and hopefully teams will come after him a little more

rex grossman still cant identify the blitz taking a sack from playside is uncalled for

if rex grossman could make better decisions the charger secondary would have been burnt to a crisp'

LMAO@ tommie harris saying the bears will go 15-1 <<< its ok to think that but to say that to the media your asking for trouble the rest of the season.

LMAO@ rex grossman looking like a bobble head doll taking shots to the face like a pr0nstar

Good luck next week against the crown'd superbowl champs hopefully some one will jam moss and decide to run with him instead of jogging'

im still trying to figure out how the hell LT sees in that dark vador a.ss visor it seem'd like a couple of catches he could have had was a result of not seeing the ball ???

who knows...ppl called this a defensive game but to me it was a game of poor QB play

is figurs? ok
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not reading all these posts, but its no surprise we took it to the bears. Proof this team isnt just LT. Defense played real well but thats expected against wack a.ss rex. Next week is pretty much the afc championship game in my mind. If we win it, we're takin the sb.
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thats a bold prediction but hey your entitled to your opinion ive never seen anyone be correct about a superbowl prediction after just a week of evaluation'
and the score can be mis-leading for ppl who didnt watch the game'

"we took it to the bears"?

from the way i saw the game if the bears didnt have the turn overs giving you guys a short field the game could have ended 3-0

ive learned over the yrs to keep and even keel when it comes to being a fan and being realistic about what i see and not trying to read to much into it'

good luck next week
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