NFL

Chargers rookies get baptism by fire at mini-camp

SAN DIEGO-The overcast afternoon at Chargers Park wasn’t enough to dim the enthusiasm coming from Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn about what he saw on the first official day of the  team’s rookie min-camp. Lynn, in his first year leading the Chargers,  talked to the media with tempered excitement on what […]

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Chargers go bold with Mike Williams pick

April 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM-OK. Scoring points just came a bit easier for the Los Angeles Chargers. Melvin Gordon. Keenan Allen. Hunter Henry. Dontrelle Inman. Tyrell Williams. That’s a whole lot of offensive weaponry. Now throw in the mix of all that offensive firepower the talents of Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, and you […]

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Chargers are now enbedded in LA

March 31 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Change is not always easy. But the Los Angeles Chargers are making it work. For the first time in over five decades, the Chargers will be playing in a home not called San Diego. During the course of the next two NFL seasons, the Chargers will make StubHub Center in […]

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Coaching staff could flip Chargers switch

February 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

New stadium. New philosophy. New logo. New coaching staff. Everything is new for the Los Angeles Chargers these days. The Chargers coaching staff could have the right mix of NFL minds to get the team into postseason with consistency. But there is nothing new about the men Chargers head coach […]

NCAA

Players’ choice at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

January 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

CARSON, CA-Decision time about the future for senior football players hoping to impress NFL scouts come quickly. Once the time tick down to triple zero on the scoreboard of their last football game, the time to make a career choice is almost imminent. That decision can be put off by these […]

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Chargers’ Anthony Lynn man of the hour

January 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

CARSON, CA-The Los Angeles Chargers are moving about as fast as the moniker placed on the side of their helmets. In less than a month, the Chargers have dismissed former coach Mike McCoy, relocated their franchise into another city and announced the hiring of Anthony Lynn as their new coach. And they made […]

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Chargers ready for the fight for LA

January 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Just like that, Los Angeles has two NFL teams. Just like that, the name in front of the Chargers went from San Diego to Los Angeles. And just like that, the Chargers, if you view their new temp website and caught wind that the team have hired their new head coach, are already […]

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Casey Hayward’s Pro Bowl spotlight

December 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

One team’s loss is another team’s treasure. When the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Casey Hayward to a multi-year contract in the offseason, the Green Bay Packers knew they let one get away. The Chargers knew they were getting a well-rounded defensive back that would come in and upgrade their already talented secondary […]

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Raiders Nation casts shadow over Chargers

December 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Raiders Nation run deep. So does the motto “Just win, baby,” spawned by the late Al Davis. That’s what the Oakland Raiders had in their hip pocket when they defeated the San Diego Chargers, 19-16, Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. By beating the Chargers for the fourth time in a row, the […]

NFL

‘Hard Knocks’ a reality for LA Rams

December 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson is somewhere smiling. The Los Angeles Rams pulled the trigger on the Jeff Fisher era, finally giving the veteran coach the boot. But was it enough to stop the team’s ineptitude bleeding? Right about now, the Rams have a lousy product on the […]

Chargers

Chargers’ season coming down to inches

December 5 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Inches, not feet. That’s what the 2016 NFL season has come down to for the San Diego Chargers. A couple of inches higher on the arc of a pass intended for wide receiver Dontrelle Iman near the end of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have reversed […]

NFL

The rise and fall of the Carolina Panthers

November 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

I guess there will be no more dabbing for a while. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers won’t be making the postseason this year. At least that’s the way it looks like. Just a year ago, Newton and the Panthers were on everybody’s fab list. They were the dominant team […]

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Chargers intercepted at Dolphins pass

November 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Opportunity. That would be the best word to describe the San Diego Chargers 2016 season. Like they have done all season, the Chargers put themselves in position for a win against the Miami Dolphins. And like they have executed all year long, the Chargers failed to put the finishing […]

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Melvin Gordon playing with ‘LT’ mojo

November 7 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Todd Gurley is not running the ball so well this season.  Melvin Gordon is, though. Gurley was the toast of the NFL last season as the newest stud running back. Gordon, for the most part, played like toast in 2015, gaining just 641 yards in 14 games. That’s not […]

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Win does Chargers’ hearts good

October 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Maybe the San Diego Chargers should play the Denver Broncos more often. Judging by their 21-13 win at home last week against their AFC West wolfpack rivals, the Chargers looked like more of the role of the pitbull going for the death grip on the throats of the Super […]