The Battle: The Chargers have their bookend defensive ends in place with Igor Olshansky starting on one side and first-round pick Luis Castillo looking ready to start on the other. That leaves last year's starter, Jacques Cesaire, moving to a reserve role; it allows the once-again healthy Dave Ball to return to his niche as a pass-rush specialist; and it means that Adrian Dingle and DeQuincy Scott, two of the team's most amiable players, will likely be fighting for one roster spot.
July 12, 2005
The San Diego Chargers are not expected to be major players in the free agent market this spring. That is because, for the first time in a long time, the Chargers simply do not have that many holes to fill. In fact, the Chargers will likely be more occupied reworking the contracts of their own players than anything else.
February 23, 2005
Too small. Undersized. Will get manhandled. What are they thinking switching to the 3-4 without a true nose tackle? All words that were attached to Jamal Williams before the season. By midseason, however, Williams was being tabbed as the perfect fit and with a quiet demeanor, he efficiently went about his work and put any questions about fitting into the jigsaw puzzle to rest.
February 16, 2005