November 21, 2010 |
Welcome to Same Diego. It never seems to change. Each season the San Diego Chargers dig a hole for themselves, and each season they claw their way out, winning enough games to clinch the AFC West and reach the NFL postseason. Well, it could be happening again, as the Chargers head into Monday night's home game against Denver having won two in a row as the Broncos have slid backward, losing four of five. The division is vastly improved, however, as both Kansas City and Oakland have taken big steps forward.
November 22, 2010 |
The San Diego Chargers have followed this path so religiously they should pave it. Out of the crypt ? and back to the script. Philip Rivers conceded Monday that this feels familiar, the Chargers starting to play their best football in late November ? as evidenced by their 35-14 pounding of Denver ? and methodically digging their way out of the pile of defeats from earlier in the season. But, Rivers warned, "We can't just assume that we're just going to stay on a roll and find our way into January.
February 23, 2010 |
LT is leaving town. LaDainian Tomlinson, the All-Pro running back so famous he's known simply by his initials, was released by San Diego on Monday after nine seasons with the Chargers. He was due a bonus of $2 million in March, and was coming off career lows of 730 yards in 223 carries and a 3.3-yard average. "This is the part of the business that I hate. . . ," said Chargers President Dean Spanos, who met Monday with Tomlinson and informed him of the decision. "Change involving great players is never easy.
October 19, 2009 |
Kyle Orton took off the glove last week and had his best game as quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Tonight, the San Diego Chargers hope to take off the gloves and save their season. Orton's glove is real, worn to protect a cut on his index figure. Playing without it last Sunday, he threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-17 overtime victory against New England. The Chargers' gloves are figurative, whatever it's been that has held them back in their lackluster 2-2 start, one that prompted even General Manager A.J. Smith to call the team "soft."
January 20, 2008 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mouthy to a fault, quarterback Philip Rivers made a pronouncement Friday that pleased the San Diego Chargers: He's optimistic about playing in the AFC championship game. Rivers returned to the practice field, encouraged his sprained right knee would heal enough for him to go today against the New England Patriots. Chargers Coach Norv Turner took a more cautious approach. He listed Rivers as doubtful and said it would be a gametime decision. "We want him to be able to move well enough to protect himself," Turner said.
October 18, 2010 |
Lots of NFL players fancy themselves football historians, but San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers never dreamed he'd be flipping back to these kind of statistics. "Last time we were 2-4 ? it turned into 4-12," Rivers said Monday, referring to the Chargers' 2003 season, the year before he was drafted. "We have to understand that this thing can get away from us. [We're] going to fight like crazy not to let that happen. " So far, there has been very little to indicate the Chargers (2-4)