Monday, December 18, 2006

Chargers Making it Look Easy

The San Diego Chargers won their 8th game in a row defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 20-9. But the story of the day was LaDainian Tomlinson....again. Tomlinson carried the ball 25 times for 199 yards with 2 touchdowns extending his records of most touchdowns in a season (31), most rushing touchdowns in a season (28), and most points in a season (186). He also set the record for most multi-touchdown games in a row with 8. This is also his 8th straight game with at least 100 yards rushing. I really can't see any other player in the league more deserving of the MVP.

Monday, December 04, 2006

San Diego Continues Amazing Run

Make that 6 wins in a row! With 178 yards rushing from LaDainian Tomlinson the San Diego Chargers outlast the Buffalo Bills 24-21. Tomlinson is on a tear this year, poised to break the single season touchdown record set by Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks last season. Tomlinson only needs 2 more touchdowns in the next 4 games to tie Alexander's mark. The Chargers are in the driver's seat in the AFC West standings, and are now tied for first in the AFC thanks to the loss by the Indianapolis Colts against the Tennessee Titans.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Chargers vs. Broncos Go Prime Time

Guess it was both of our come-from-behind wins that inspired it, especially ours against Cincinnati. Let's face it, the Denver Broncos only had to rally from a 13-7 deficit in the 4th against the 2-7 Oakland Raiders. The San Diego Chargers, on the other hand, down 28-7 at halftime, went berserk in Part Deux, wailing on the Bengals (who did not take it lying down!) with 42--count 'em, 42--points to win 49-41.

Like Coach Schottenheimer said, "If you couldn't enjoy this--other than Coach Lewis and his crowd--then you might not enjoy football."

collateral result: We'll be enjoying San Diego at Denver starting at 5:15 Sunday night, instead of early in the afternoon.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Chargers Should Hold Off Rams

The San Diego Chargers have met the Rams a total of eight times, once (1975) when they were the L.A. Rams instead of the St. Louis Rams. Five of those match-ups went to the Rams. Sunday's game, I predict, won't.

A) Last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was an aberration. B) The Chargers will likely still have Merriman in the game while he appeals the steroid suspension. C) The Chargers will be back home, where we can buy tickets and get out to Qualcomm and cheer for them.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Chargers Helping In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Got a female in your life that’s a fan of the San Diego Chargers? Does she get upset that you have cool jerseys and such with the team logo on it? I just stopped by the website for the chargers and saw them advertising a pink hat with the Chargers symbol on it and also a pink ribbon so you can show your support for the Chargers in the fight against breast cancer. Pretty cool way to support a good cause and your favorite team! Maybe you could buy one for a woman in your life! I just ordered 2!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

San Diego Chargers or Baltimore Ravens - Whose Streak Ends?

It's good to be back after an unfortunately distracting summer. Also good to know the San Diego Chargers have been doing great without my added touch here! Nice to see them at the top of the AFC West where they belong, of course. Even as I get back in the blogging saddle, they are 2 and 0, and leading in the 4th quarter over the 3 and 0 Baltimore Ravens.

Oh no! Under 2 minutes to go and I'm jinxing things! Better sign off and concentrate on game!
More about this tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Chargers Putting Faith in Philip Rivers

We shall see whether or not San Diego should have hung onto Drew Brees. But last year's Super Bowl was proof that you don't need a seasoned quarterback to go somewhere. Specifically to the NFL playoffs.
One thing our new QB has going for him seems to be durability--when he played NCAA football at North Carolina State, Philip Rivers had a record 51 starts. And he wasn't just showing up. Rivers was named MVP in five bowl games.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Chargers working hard this summer.

I read an interesting story on the team’s official web site about the San Diego Chargers receiving core and running perfect routes. It appears they spend the off season practicing running their routes to make things easier on the Quarter back come game time and the regular season. Practice make perfect. Keenan McCardell and Eric Parker are two players who could use some skills training if they are going to produce well this coming season.

It is nice to see that we have 11 starters returning on our defensive that was top rated last year. Are we looking to beef up with a few of those rookie free agents that are so hopeful to land a spot on the Chargers roster?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Spending some time in the classroom…

Like a lot of players, Antonio Davis is taking this off-season to learn more about how to play and predict defense. Every player can benefit from learning about the ways that other players are going to cover them and about the different ways to cover their own opponents. Hopefully his studious behavior will spread to other members of the team as well.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

So Long Sammy Davis

Cornerback Sammy Davis is no longer a San Diego Charger. He has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver Rashaun Woods. I am not sure I am totally behind that move because we have not seen a lot of Woods since early 2005. He has been injured so long I am not sure we should be taking a chance on him.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Can I get a lead blocker over here, please?

The San Diego Chargers have picked up their second free agent of 2006. Aaron Shea, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, will be joining the Chargers in 2006 and fans are really excited about this move. Shea has been signed to a three-year deal and he was selected in hopes of beefing up our passing game. I am glad to see San Diego choosing someone with experience and a talent for blocking.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pro Bowl is more for the players than the fans.

The San Diego Chargers sent six players to the Pro Bowl and they had a great time. For the players, the whole week beforehand was more exciting because they got to interact and practice with a lot of their fellow athletes. They got to compete for titles of every kind, show off their skills and relax with their families in beautiful Hawaii.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Brees Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

It is nice to hear that San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees is doing better. He had surgery to repair his throwing shoulder recently and is reportedly healing faster than expected. Maybe that arm will be able to take the Chargers to the playoffs this year.