Author: David Oliver

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“A lot of people don’t quit because I haven’t quit” said Linebacker Jerimiah Spicer in an interview Tuesday. Truly a statement to his competitive attitude, drive, and ability on the field, Spicer’s determination has stood the test of time. Who is Jerimiah Spicer? Jerimiah Spicer grew up in the streets of Los Angeles California. Spending his childhood in and out of foster care, the deck was stacked against him. After getting taken away from his mother because of drugs, Spicer was under the care of his grandmother. Eventually, he was taken from his grandmother too, inevitably being placed into the…

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The loss of Rashawn Slater to the Charger’s offensive line is probably the worst news we could have received following a loss. Slater went out late in the third quarter in yesterdays 38-10 loss against the Jaguars. Earlier today, Adam Schefter reported that the All-Pro suffered a torn bicep tendon, and is likely to miss the rest of the season. Here, we will go over each scenario, ranging from most likely to the least likely, that could be possible solutions for Los Angeles. Most Likely Scenario: Storm Norton fills in at LT for an injured Slater Storm Norton is the…

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On September 26th, 2022 the NFL announced that it will be finally be replacing the Pro Bowl game. The event is being replaced with a weeks worth of skills challenges, capped off by a flag football game. In addition, the Pro Bowl will be renamed ” The Pro Bowl Games.” The NFL established the Pro Bowl in order to replace the College All-Stars game ahead of the 1950 season. However, it was not until the 1970 merger that the game was changed to an interconference matchup.  The AFC led the series in conferenced Pro Bowls 26-22. https://twitter.com/ssn_alabama/status/1490458212549730318?s=46&t=0pNyFpknpHfjbchMojsxvA Who/What: The Pro…

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The Chargers suffered a 38-10 loss at home tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Injuries were a huge piece of this loss, down five Pro Bowlers with an injured Quarterback. Another issue with the Charger’s performance tonight was the offensive play calling by Joe Lombardi. The Bolts were outplayed and outcoached tonight, in an all-around team loss. Here are three takeaways from the Chargers vs Jags matchup: The Chargers need to get healthy No one expects to perform well when five of your nine pro bowlers aren’t on the field.  The Chargers got absolutely wrecked with injuries in a tragic loss…

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September 23rd 1943: Marty Schottenheimer was born September 23rd 1943 in the small town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Schottenheimer was one of the most well known, and influential coaches across the National Football League. From San Diego to Pittsburgh it was hard to find a player or coach that was not influenced by this man. He coached Hall of Fame legends such as Ladainian Tomlinson, Bill Cowher, Ozzie Newsome and Harry Carson. Schottenheimer coached in the NFL for 21 years, he retired in 2007 with a 200-126-1 record. College: Marty Schottenheimer was not just a coach, but a renowned college football…

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The Chargers special teams play has been above average at best so far this season. Special teams, especially field goal kickers, have been the Chargers Achilles heel for quite some time. Most notably in 2010 when they had the first ranked offense and defense, but a historically bad special teams’ unit. This unit was the sole reason the Chargers missed the post season in 2010.  Here is the breakdown, and grade for the Los Angeles Chargers special team’s unit through two weeks. Special Team’s Grade: B The high note for the Chargers special teams so far this season has been…

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The Chargers defense is a breath of fresh air for Bolts fans so far this season. In 2021 the defense was at the top of their list of struggles. They finished the season as the 31st rank run defense, and 19th ranked pass defense in terms of yards allowed per game. Head Coach Brandon Staley has been apart of some of the best defenses in the NFL at times throughout his career. He took full responsibility for how his defense played last year, and wasted no time improving it in the offseason. Here is the breakdown, and grade for the…

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The Chargers Offense is a high-powered unit that is loaded with talent. Although, a lot of people would say that the unit is not living up to its potential. Offensive play caller Joe Lombardi has been heavily scrutinized on his decision making through the first two weeks. Playing not to lose instead of playing to win, Lombardi seems to be one of the few weak points this offense has. Here we will breakdown, and grade this Chargers Offensive attack. Offensive Grade: A- Likely a grade that will be catapulted by the superstars that the offense is filled with. Third year…

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During the Charger’s 24-27 road loss against the Chiefs, Justin Herbert put fear into Charger’s fans hearts. Herbert suffered what was later reported as fractured rib cartilage after being hit by Defensive End Mike Danna. Los Angeles was lucky enough to have a 10 day break after playing on Thursday Night Football. They are hopeful he will make his return this Sunday against Jacksonville for the week 3 matchup. Running back Austin Ekeler is the bearer of good news this week as we await the decision on Herbert’s status. On Ekelers twitch stream he told fans a brief story to…

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Back in the start of the 2020 season Chargers Quarterback Justin Herbert got off to an unexpected start. Tyrod Taylor was the newly appointed starting QB after Philip Rivers went off to Indianapolis. Taylor won his first game as the Chargers new QB against the Bengals 16-13 in week one. He was then getting ready to make his second start in powder blues before tragedy struck. What happened to Tyrod Taylor? Taylor was on the sideline receiving an injection for cracked ribs from the team doctor. Then the worst happened for the former Hokie. Taylor’s lung was punctured by the…

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