Even with one of the most stable rosters in the NFL, the Chargers will break in a trio of first-time starters in 2008. On offense, two players who emerged as starters late last season will now handle those roles on a full-time basis. On defense, the League's best ball-hawking secondary has a new linchpin.
August 15, 2008
Will the San Diego Chargers have all the right tools in place to live up to what some are predicting as their best season yet? Fans, coaches and players sure hope so. SDBoltReport.com's Samantha Fillerup profiles three injured players and the likelihood of them making it back in time for opening day.
August 9, 2008
Because the Bolts boast one of the most versatile rosters in the NFL, Norv Turner can deploy unique formations capable of bewildering most defenses. Team expert Michael Lombardo begins a new series profiling some of these options and explaining how they work. Up first is a red-zone package that has L.T. on the sidelines.
May 27, 2008
The loss of Michael Turner and the release of Lorenzo Neal drove the Chargers to reinforce their backfield. To generate a smooth transition, the Bolts second and third draft selections provide a dynamite combo that should fill the void. Additionally, the Bolts snagged four undrafted players who prepare to combat for roster spots.
May 20, 2008
The Chargers announced today that veterans Lorenzo Neal, Marlon McCree and Shane Olivea have been released. All three began the 2006 season in the starting lineup, only to see their playing time decrease as the season wore on. The only surprise on the list is Olivea, whose fate was sealed when the Chargers signed Scott Mruczkowski to a three-year extension.
February 28, 2008
The Bolts will lose the best backup running back in the NFL this offseason when Michael Turner sells his 5.5 ypc to the highest bidder. But don't expect A.J. Smith to scurry in search of a replacement. Tyronne Gross is more than ready to split time with Darren Sproles as LaDainian Tomlinson's backup.
February 18, 2008
Our Scout.com experts, Jimmy Morris of TitansInsiders.com and Michael Lombardo of SDBoltReport.com, analyze Sunday's playoff game between the Titans and Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Let's wrap up this series with six questions from Jimmy to Mike.
January 3, 2008