Sunday, May 29, 2005

Pay Day

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. People just tend to forget to look up from time to time. Such is the case for defensive tackle Jamal Williams. Williams was plagued with injuries in his first two seasons in the league but emerged within the past to years as the anchor for the Chargers defensive line. Now he signed a five year contract worth $27.5 million dollars and $11.5 million dollars of that is guaranteed.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Word around camp is that corner back Quentin Jammer is finally coming around to be a shut down corner like he was on the college level. Jammer believes that this will be his break out season, and according to his performances in camp he looks outstanding and is aggressively snagging the ball while closing in on receivers.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

A Little Help

When the Chargers selected there first pick Shawne Merriman it brought smiles to the faces in the San Diego front office. It put a sigh of relief on the defensive line coach, but most importantly the happiest group of people on the team would have to be the secondary, two in particular; cornerbacks Quentin Jammer and Drayton Florence.

Jammer was the No. 5 pick in 2002, and has been some what of a let down for the San Diego Chargers. Jammer was expected to become a shutdown corner just like he was in deep in the heart of Texas.

With addition of Merriman and Luis Castillo the Chargers have attempted to upgrade there pass rush; in doing so, Jammer and Davis don't have to cover receivers for 6 seconds. Maybe we can see some more INT’s this year.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Does Rivers deserve to be where he is at?

Yep, Rivers was a reach when picked 4th in the draft. Every analyst had Eli and Ben as the top two QB's. Rivers was projected to go in the second round, and then his stock began to go up before the draft.

However, his stock never got any higher than the middle of the first round. So, first of all SD should have asked the Colts to pick Ben for the negotiated trade.

He was fortunate that SD fell in love with him, because otherwise he would have been picked much later. Turns out the analysts were right about Ben too, I think most would agree.

Monday, May 09, 2005

A Look at Mini-camp

The big news, of course, was who was not there. Veterans were perplexed by Merriman's absence. The final four practice sessions were for rookies only, and the Chargers at least got to see who is in the fold. Luis Castillo, taken 28th overall, was impressive in his ability to move despite having calves as thick as light poles. He worked primarily at left end. T

he coaches took note of what second-round pick Vincent Jackson lacked as much as they praised his size and speed. Two of the new offensive linemen, fifth-round pick Wes Britt and seventh-rounder Scott Mruczkowski, showed they definitely have the size and probably possess the moves to stick in what is suddenly a deep unit. The buzz was all about running back Darren Sproles, who immediately displayed the elusiveness and side-to-side speed the Chargers hope make him a successful kick returner.