Seven Battles to Watch

Training camp is about two months away but some positional battles are already starting to take shape. looks at seven such battles -- some for starting jobs, others for key reserve roles -- and breaks down the challengers for each one.
June 2, 2012

Draft Review: Class of 2009

NFL executives often say it takes three years to fully evaluate a draft class. That makes this the ideal time to take a look back at the class of 2009. Although that draft started with a dud, as A.J. Smith opted for Larry English ahead of Clay Matthews, the Chargers still came away with a trio of productive players.
February 20, 2012

Bolts Notebook: Time to Make a Statement

The Chargers suffered a few key injuries in Week 1, but that does not quell the team's optimism heading into a Week 2 showdown against the Patriots. The defense will not hold a second straight opposing QB under 40 yards passing, but the offense is ready to shine in a shootout.
September 14, 2011

Five Chargers to Watch: Ascending Youngsters

The Chargers were slammed with injuries in 2010, forcing several young players to take on large roles before they were ready. The upside is those players are now prepared for bigger and better things in 2011. Here is a look at five such players primed to guide the Bolts back to the postseason.
February 17, 2011

San Diego's Five X Factors

The San Diego Chargers have made a habit of climbing the standings in November and December. But does this year's squad have the horses to get it done? We examine five players who will key any second-half surge.
November 13, 2010

Positional Analysis: DL

The defensive line is the most competitive position in San Diego. The team has nine contenders for just seven spots on the active roster. breaks down each of the candidates and forecasts their roles for the upcoming season.
August 18, 2010

Slew of Veterans Set to Compete on the D-Line

It's seen as a foregone conclusion that the Chargers will pick a nose tackle in April's NFL Draft. What's less certain is where the rookie will fit in the rotation. San Diego already has nine veterans in the fold, creating terrific depth and even better competition.
March 19, 2010