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 11 years ago '04        #151
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^i guess i`ll make the Avy Bet/Game thread later on in the week

 10-08-2007, 08:14 PM         #152
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I think it will be a very good game, of course I think we will win... and I might be at that game, and if I do, you know ill be takin pics...

 10-10-2007, 02:05 PM         #153
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The Raider Gods are beginning to gather. Something bad is brewing for them bolts. Shawn "Lightz Out" Merriman may experience a "BLACK OUT"!!!


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 10-10-2007, 09:04 PM         #154
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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007
By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers turned in one of the best performances of his career last Sunday in Denver and the NFL recognized him for the performance Wednesday. Rivers was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bolts to a 41-3 win at Denver.

Rivers completed 13-of-18 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. His passer rating of 151.4 was his highest single-game total of his career. Coincidentally, his previous career high of 136.0 came against the Broncos last December at Qualcomm Stadium.

The honor was Rivers’ second Player of the Week award. He was also recognized last October following his 334-yard, two-touchdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Bolts’ starting signal caller is also in the running for FedEx Air Player of the Week. Fans can click here to vote for Rivers as well as FedEx Ground Player of the Week nominee Michael Turner

 10-11-2007, 12:05 PM         #155
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okay bolt fans, we still got a slim chance to pull out the 13-3 season I predicted.......what y'all think?

 10-11-2007, 12:19 PM         #156
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Sproles tired of being ‘close’
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By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com
Chargers return specialist Darren Sproles again feels like he’s close, but that’s a word he’s tired of using.

“I’ve got to get in the end zone,” Sproles said. “I’ve been close for a while. It’s time to get past just being close.”

The last two weeks Sproles has appeared to be one defender away from the end zone. Sunday at Denver he had an impressive 23-yard punt return that set up the Chargers’ first touchdown of the day. Two weeks ago he had a 17-yard punt return and also returned kickoffs for 32 and 42-yard gains.

“I’ve been able to get past that first wave and get into the open field,” Sproles said. “That’s the big thing. I just have to make that last guy miss.”

While he’s yet to score on a return in the regular season, Sproles has made big plays and has helped his team gain valuable field position. That has Head Coach Norv Turner believing Sproles could find the end zone soon.

“He’s finding the space and when there’s not much he’s sticking it and getting that extra three or four yards,” Turner said. “If you keep doing that, when you find a team that’s maybe not quite as good in coverage as some of the team’s we’ve played, that’s where you go and get the long run.”

Sproles has modest averages of 25.2 yards on kickoffs and 8.3 yards on punts, but his consistency has pleased Turner and Special Teams Coach Steve Crosby. Turner has also taken notice of the toughness Sproles has shown.

“I think one of the things that people talked about was Darren wasn’t quite physical enough and couldn’t break tackles,” Turner said. “The thing that has impressed me is that he is being very physical with his returns.”

Medical update

Defensive tackle Jamal Williams was given Wednesday off due to a coach’s decision. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson (shoulder) and linebacker Brandon Siler (back) also missed all of Wednesday’s practice. Turner doesn’t believe any of the three are in danger of missing Sunday’s game.

For Oakland, quarterback Josh McCown (toe) and defensive tackle Gerard Warren (quad) did not practice and running back LaMont Jordan (back) and defensive end Derrick Burgess (calf) were limited.

Facing off

When asked his thoughts regarding facing the Raiders, Turner downplayed any personal significance.

“When you’ve bounced around like I have, you can do that quite often,” Turner joked in reference to coaching against one of his former clubs.

Turner explained that any personal feelings about the game are largely trumped by his commitment to getting his current team ready to play a crucial AFC West contest.

“This is a big game,” Turner said. “It doesn’t matter if I’ve coached there or not. It’s a big football game for everyone in our organization and everyone in their organization. We’re preparing for it in that manner and we got a good start today with the way we practiced.”

Arrive early

With a capacity crowd expected for Sunday’s game, fans should expect delays getting to Qualcomm Stadium and into the parking lot.

The parking lot will open at 8 am and could close as early as 11 am. The stadium entry gates will open at 11 am for General Ticket Holders and at 10 am for Club Seat and Suite Ticket Holders.

Fans planning to tailgate are only permitted to do so in their own parking space. Police will issue citations to fans whose tailgate parties infringe on neighboring parking spaces or parties which block sidewalk and pedestrian areas. Fans are also reminded that glass bottles are not allowed in the parking lot.

 10-11-2007, 12:29 PM         #157
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 10-11-2007, 09:57 PM         #158
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The Chargers have signed rookie free agent running back Lydell Ross from Ohio State to a two-year deal.

Ross, 6-0, 225, rushed for 2,426 yards and 26 touchdowns during his career with Ohio State. In 2004, he rushed for 475 yards (4.1 avg.) and four touchdowns while playing in nine games for the Buckeyes.

Ross was born December 14, 1983 in Tampa, Florida. He was a first-team All-Florida and a Super Prep All-American at Gaither High School in Tampa.

The Chargers also announced that the team has released rookie defensive tackle Lui Fuga and rookie tight end Cody McCarty (Reserve-Did Not Report).




On the Chargers' fifth play Sunday in Denver, going against a cornerback who has been to seven straight Pro Bowls, a stylish new Antonio Gates was on display.
Lined up as a wide receiver at the 34-yard line, with Champ Bailey playing off him 7 yards away, Gates sprinted straight to the 20. There, without slowing, he feinted inside with his upper body. With that movement, Bailey stepped inside and got turned around. Meanwhile, Gates broke outside and was all alone as he caught Philip Rivers' pass going out of bounds at the 11 for a 23-yard gain.



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Antonio Gates started the season with a 100-plus-yard game against the Bears and hasn't looked back since.
“I would argue with anyone that's the best corner in the NFL,” Rivers said. “And I haven't seen anyone do that on Champ in any film I've watched.”

That would be the first of Gates' seven catches for 113 yards against the Broncos.

With three 100-yard games through five games, Gates is third in the league with 489 yards and second with 40 receptions. No other tight end is within 10 catches or 80 yards.

There is little reason to doubt Gates is on his way to the best season a tight end has ever had. At this rate, Gates will surpass by far the NFL season records for receptions (Tony Gonzalez's 102 in 2004) and receiving yards (Kellen Winslow's 1,290 in 1980).

Moreover, his ascending skills indicate that, if he remains healthy, any career records held by other tight ends are simply being kept warm until Gates can claim them in the coming years.

But confining Gates to one position is perhaps myopic at this point.

“Him being the best tight end in the game right now, I don't think that's an argument,” Rivers said. “I think you can argue about him being the best (receiver).”

Gates, who ranks second in the league in receptions and third in receiving yards, is unconcerned with designations.

“I look at it as more of a role I play,” he said. “I take pride in them believing in me to make a play. I don't say, 'OK, they're calling a tight end route or a receiver route.' I look at it like they're calling my number to make a play.”

He caught two passes at Denver, including that first one and his touchdown reception, having lined up as a receiver. While he still catches most of his passes out of the tight end spot, he is running more varied routes out of more personnel groupings this season.

“That's part of what Norv Turner brings to the table – being able to put me in a position where I have a chance to be successful,” Gates said.

Rivers points out, however, a lot of his being open is Gates' own doing.

“Sometimes he's lined up and there is a guy here and a guy here and they say, 'We're doubling him.' ” Rivers said. “He doesn't move any, and he beats 'em.”



Such a play happened on third-and-9 in the third quarter Sunday. Gates faced two defenders, ran straight, juked right, turned left as safety Nick Ferguson fell for the fake and grabbed a 12-yard pass going left toward the sideline. It was Gates' league-leading 17th third-down reception.
It has come to be taken for granted over the past three-plus seasons how Gates takes the ball away from defenders who seem to have him blanketed.

“It doesn't even matter if you have him covered half the time,” Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said yesterday. “He still makes the play.”

That ability is often attributed to Gates' basketball background and his knack for getting great position. But what is becoming just as common is to see Gates run a pristine route that simply confounds defenders and enables him to make a catch unfettered.

It is startling how often it seems no one is covering him. He appears to surprise defenses sometimes – as if they are unaware he might actually be a target.

Funny, since 32 percent of Rivers' 157 passes have gone to Gates.

Asked how you cover Gates, Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison laughed and said, “I don't know. I guess the first five teams haven't found a way yet.”

It's not an illusion when people remark it appears Gates is hardly running. He has put a lot of work into being a technician, studying film and tweaking his game week to week.

“When you're watching me play now, I'm not this jittery guy,” he said. “I've got a smoothness. I've got a feel for when I can go 100 mph and when I don't have to. It's time, being around guys who know the game – Keenan McCardell, Eric Parker, guys who know route running.”

Gates will talk for an hour about his film study and how he likes to “play chess” with defenders, varying his tendencies in routes. He speaks at length of the trust he and Rivers have built and effusively praises LaDainian Tomlinson's role in his being open.

But he will not address his place in history.

Not about how this season appears headed toward an unprecedented echelon.

“It's too early,” he said. “It's five games.”

And not about a career that could be historic as well



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 10-13-2007, 05:12 PM         #159
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Congrats to Rivers and M. Turner winning the Fedex and air and ground awards this week....


 10-14-2007, 04:44 PM         #160
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halftime and we lookin decent....

 10-24-2007, 12:14 AM         #161
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damn this thread dies completely unless I post in it...

 10-25-2007, 07:54 PM         #162
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 10-25-2007, 11:30 PM         #163
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raiders suck. lol

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Numbers adding up for dependable Gates

By Kevin Acee

UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

October 26, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. – In the almost certain event he gains a total of 75 yards over the next seven games, Antonio Gates would become the third-fastest tight end to ever reach the 4,000-yard plateau.
Gates, who will play in his 68th game this weekend, would have taken longer than only Hall of Famers Kellen Winslow (58 games) and Mike Ditka (67).

Perhaps more impressive, however, is a much more obscure record Gates is hovering around.


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 10-28-2007, 07:19 PM         #164
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I think its official now.....






THE BOLTS ARE BACK.........





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San Diego Chargers' Shawne Merriman holds up a fireman's helmet as he enters the field prior to the Chargers football game against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday Oct. 28, 2007 in San Diego



Chargers win third straight game

Sunday, Oct 28, 2007
By Tom Shanahan, Chargers.com


The Chargers scored points quickly on offense, defense and special teams as the Bolts jumped out to a 35-3 halftime lead en route to a 35-10 win over the Houston Texans Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

The victory was the Bolts' third straight and moved them into a tie for first place in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs with 4-3 records. The Denver Broncos (3-3) play the Green Bay Packers Monday night at home.

It was the Chargers' first game in two weeks after a bye week and then a week in which they practiced in Arizona due to the wildfires that swept through San Diego County.

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates opened the scoring with a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Philip Rivers in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. The three-time Pro Bowler scored again early in the second quarter on a 31-yard pass from Rivers for a 21-3 lead.

Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie also scored two touchdowns in the first and second quarters, with one on special teams and another on one of his two interceptions.

On special teams, Cromarite fell on a free ball in the end zone after the ball was snapped over punter Matt Turk's head for a 14-0 first-period lead.

In the second quarter, he intercepted a pass tipped by outside linebacker Shawne Merriman rushing quarterback Matt Schaub and returned the theft 70 yards for a score.

The Chargers added a fifth touchdown before halftime when wide receiver Chris Chambers, playing his first game since he was acquired from the Miami Dolphins in a trade during the bye week, scored on a 14-yard pass from Rivers.

Houston's only first-half score against the Bolts' defense was a 40-yard field goal by Kris Brown early in the second quarter after the Chargers had taken a 14-0 lead.

The Texans scored their only touchdown with 4:40 remaining in the game. Tight end Joel Dreessen caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels.

 10-30-2007, 11:50 AM         #165
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If ya'll were to play Cowboys this weekend, do you think the Bolts would win? I was arguing with a Boys fan(not on this board, a friend) and we kept going back and forth.... I was saying Bolts, he said Boys...... so what yall think??

 10-31-2007, 11:21 AM         #166
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 Pimpwin said
If ya'll were to play Cowboys this weekend, do you think the Bolts would win? I was arguing with a Boys fan(not on this board, a friend) and we kept going back and forth.... I was saying Bolts, he said Boys...... so what yall think??


I know this is cliche to say it but I think it would be a good game.....


In the End I would obviously say the Bolts but I'll give my reasons in a respectful way....


1.) Romo. Regardless what anyone says he's still not anymore proven of a QB than Philip Rivers.....neither should be mentioned as "elite" QB's. Both are good in their own rights, but Rivers makes ALOT less mistakes than him....even with Romo having a better reciever corps I think most anybody would agree that Rivers has more accuracy in the pocket...Romo is good outside the pocket on the run, but i think he steps ouit alot more than necessary.

2.) RB's.......nuff said....

3.) Defense.....our D is way more gelled than Dallas'....not to take anything away from em because I think Wade has already taken great strides with them but I think they wont see their full potential til later this season or next season.....they haven t COMPLETELY bought into the system yet.....buit they're still good...

4.) Special teams. The impact of Darren Sproles is seriously underrated.....let alone one of our backup recievers is showing some serious physical strength in tackling. Cromartie should not be taken lightly either on returns...


just my opinion....no need for Cowboy fans to feel disrespected....

 10-31-2007, 08:45 PM         #167
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And for the record.....nobody else rep Da Bolts like me neither






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the future LockDown

 11-07-2007, 02:44 PM         #169
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Rush to judging Addai and Peterson


Colts RB has much in common with Viking
By Jerry Magee
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

November 7, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS – After Adrian Peterson and what he did with his 296 yards rushing comes Joseph Addai, preparing to run in the deepening shadow Peterson has cast over the Chargers defense.


Football creates inferences. From Peterson's NFL record performance for the Vikings in Minnesota last week, people are deducing that the Indianapolis Colts' Addai, too, can have a bountiful evening when the Super Bowl champions line up against the Chargers on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.




 11 years ago '04        #170
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i tried to warn yall about that sorry a.ss coach yall hired....i mean, i know my raiders aint doing well, but yall got a nice squad, but yall need a coach that knows how to use the players, turner is trash, always has, always will....dont get me wrong, he a nice offensive coordinator, but thats it....ask any redskins fan or raiders fan

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- Longest TD in NFL History (109 yds)

 11-15-2007, 09:31 PM         #172
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Too Bad I Missed All This Being In Jail The Last Few Days....

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damnn didnt know that. if you dont mind me asking, what happened?

whatever it is though regardless, keep ya head up dog.

 11-15-2007, 10:25 PM         #174
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 BlastttOFF said
damnn didnt know that. if you dont mind me asking, what happened?

whatever it is though regardless, keep ya head up dog.


Bout to Drop It In A Thread Now.......











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 11-17-2007, 11:47 AM         #175
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Homecoming kings


Cornerback Drayton Florence is one of five Chargers looking forward to Sunday's homecoming.



Thursday, Nov 15, 2007
By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com


The last time Clinton Hart’s mom had a chance to see her son play football in person, she did so from a nosebleed seat at the Georgia Dome as Hart’s Philadelphia Eagles battled the Atlanta Falcons.

When the Chargers travel to Jacksonville this week, she’ll have a much better view.

“I bought her a ticket down low this week, right up close to the action,” Hart said. “This is going to be a fun one.”

Hart, who grew up roughly two hours from Jacksonville in Bushnell, Florida, will get to play in his home state for the first time as a professional. That’s the case for cornerback Antonio Cromartie (Tallahassee and Florida State) and linebacker Brandon Siler as well.


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