What will the Chargers offense look like in 2013. Looking at the history of the new HC and OC gives us a hint.
Dean Spanos has done what he needed to do. It's worth a brief pause to look at the past six years, if for no other reason than to avoid making the same mistakes.
Rex Ryan tries to embarras Norv Turner further by playing Greg McElroy at QB... and embarrasses himself in the process
Ron Rivera and Rob Chudzinski roll into town with Cam Newton in a Santa Suit, and give many Chargers' fans what they've wanted for 3 Christmases... the certainty of The End.
It only took 12 games, 4 preseason games, and a full training camp, but the Chargers finally showed what they could have been - with the right offseason moves, injury luck, and a coaching staff that wasn't trying to jam square pegs into round holes.
If the game is blacked-out, and there's no one in the stands to see it, did the Chargers actually blow another 4th-quarter lead?
When it comes to the NFL, you're either trying to find a QB, or trying to maximize the value of the one you have. When the Chargers search for a new Head Coach and/or GM, answering the Philip Rivers Question should be the point of emphasis.
Let's take a quick break from the "I hate A.J. Smith/Norv Turner/Philip Rivers/Dean Spanos." or the "I want Bill Cowher/Jon Gruden/Brian Billick" conversations and recognize something good.
This is the death rattle of A.J. Smith's Chargers. If Dean Spanos has any conviction about wanting to field a championship franchise, this past Sunday will go down as the "Last Stand Hill," or "Waterloo," for Smith and Norv Turner.
The Chargers have become a perpetual tease - like watching all those Bikini Car Wash movies, only to notice you're watching USA Network instead of Skinemax.
The Chargers try like happy hell to give away a game that Kansas City wants less than Romeo Crennel's, Scott Pioli's, and Matt Cassel's job security. Still, 4-4 is better than 1-7.
The Chargers certainly took a big step following the disaster versus Denver and the buffoonery of the Bye Week. Unfortunately, it was a step off the cliff - without a parachute.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Like a bad slasher film series, the question for the Chargers is not if they'll kill themselves and their beleaguered fans with mistakes, but when, and how. In Monday night's case... And How!
The defining trait of the 2012 San Diego Chargers thus far is an inability to put teams away. They've gotten away with it against teams with average-to-awful QB play. Against good-to-great QB play... not such much.
Last Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs delivered the game to the Chargers as quickly as an overworked and under-tipped Denny's waitress. To their credit (and for the 3rd time this season), the Chargers were smart enough to get out of the way.
Handing out grades to the San Diego Chargers' players and coaches after reviewing their loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Sometimes, it's better to be lucky. Sometimes it's better to be good. Sometimes, you're lucky and good, like the Chargers in their home opener against the Tennessee Titans.
The Chargers play a solid game on pass offense and defense, avoid critical mistakes, and are ready for dinner when the Raiders serve up a win on a silver platter
In this introduction to the Chargers passing game, we look at the passing trees run by receivers and backs. This system started with Don Coryell, nearly 50 years ago.
The NFL released a memo to all 32 teams laying out the league's framework for any franchise that wishes to move to LA, and we might as well discuss how it affects the Chargers.
Unfortunately, San Diego's stadium issue has turned into a political song that repeats the same verse over and over again.
We'll take a brief look at the latest information regarding the Chargers. We'll also take a brief glimpse at what's happening in San Francisco, St. Louis, and Minnesota.
The San Diego Union Tribune dives into the stadium debate with a plan of their own. How much of the plan holds water?
History and statistics are on Dean Spanos' side. Bringing Norv Turner back for a 6th season is a solid football decision.
As with Norv Turner and A.J. Smith, it appears that 2012 will be the make-or-break season for the Chargers and the city of San Diego.
The Chargers will continue to struggle, especially in the 1st half of games, until they realize that this is a pass first, pass second, and pass third offense.
The Chargers' idea that the stadium could serve as a supplement to a Convention Center expansion has been floated before, but Fabiani takes it a step further this time.
Mayor Sanders tours Denver, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, hoping to get ideas for a new Chargers stadium. Hey, any new idea is a good one at this point.