1. Will Kyle Orton Play in Huge AFC Showdown Between Broncos and Chargers?

    A month ago, the Chargers were buried and all but finished for the season. A 34-23 loss at home to Denver was their third in five games to open the year and created a 3½ game hole in the division...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about over 4 years ago 571 reads 6 comments

  2. Chargers' Run Game Lost in Witness Protection

    It hasn’t quite gone the way of the flying wedge, but it’s getting close. If it were a television episode, it would require an update on the fate of the courageous heroes...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about over 4 years ago 461 reads 4 comments

  3. The Blame Game: Fault With Chargers, Not Fans

    It’s apparently come down to this—it’s the fans' fault. The substandard play of the San Diego Chargers has been laid at the feet of the 60,000 or so paying customers, who show up on game day...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about over 4 years ago 751 reads 7 comments

  4. For Turner and Chargers, Manhandled Is Just a Loss

    Some are fans of selective memory, while some advocate amnesia. Others might even refer to bad losses as turning the page. Chargers head coach Norv Turner prefers denial...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 362 reads 1 comments

  5. Pass-Happy San Diego Chargers are in No Rush to Give Up Modest Ground Game

    The Chargers may be channeling their aviator past with a 21st century iteration, but elements of the ground game are still readily apparent...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 711 reads 8 comments

  6. The Loss of Jamal Williams Is Bigger Than Losing Merriman Last Season

    Healthcare is not just a concern in Washington. For every senator looking to debate a particular issue or sort through the din of misinformation, there is an NFL general manager, head coach and trainer hoping to answer the simple question...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 528 reads 1 comments

  7. San Diego Chargers: Towering Receiving Corps Produces Monumental Headaches

    Given the NFL’s decision to settle tie games with a half court game to 11, the Chargers will be favorites to seize victory in any extra period...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  8. Chargers-Raiders: San Diego Plays Familiar Tune in Victory over Oakland

    Gertrude Stein was clearly wrong about Oakland. It is precisely there—a place that often gets noticed for the wrong reasons—where the Chargers go to get a victory...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 206 reads 7 comments

  9. Chargers Must Win the Super Bowl Or Leave Town

    There is no next year. This isn’t about building for the future. It’s not about taking stock and assessing team depth, either. Save that for the rest of the division...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 453 reads 1 comments

  10. Is The Chargers' Future Varying Shades Of Blacked Out?

    How exciting will the Chargers be this season? Apparently not enough to attract a sellout crowd for Saturday's exhibition opener against the Seahawks...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 57 comments

  11. LaDainian Tomlinson + Preseason Games = Bad Idea

    The word is LT wants to play in the preseason. The question is, why? What could possibly be gained by the team's best running back and arguably best player participating in a glorified practice? The flip side, of course, is what could be lost...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 404 reads 4 comments

  12. Chargers Training Camp: This and That

    The near midpoint of summer issued forth the one sound that football fans and specifically, Chargers fans, want to hear and that is the movement of players on the practice field...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 337 reads 1 comments

  13. The Greatest Charger: A Title Fit For Three

    Muhammad Ali is the greatest and Saturday, Chargers fans will get to weigh in on the issue. No, they won't argue the merits of Ali over Dempsey, Louis or Marciano but they will ...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  14. When in the World Is Michael Vick Going To San Diego?

    For the moment, set aside the thoughts of protest. Just briefly, silence the outrage. Clear the mind and be open, it's one of the great human virtues. Ready? Consider Michael Vick in a San Diego Chargers uniform...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 794 reads 5 comments

  15. LaDainian Tomlinson and His Legacy: The 2009 Campaign Could Prove Critical

    The 2009 season could very well be the year that defines LaDainian Tomlinson's career with the Chargers. Understand, his post-retirement ticket to Canton has an open date to be filled in ...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 3 comments

  16. It's Time Baseball Fans Got the Deserved Apology

    It's time for baseball to raise its collective hand and acknowledge the foul. Step forward and offer a mea culpa, possibly with a tear but most certainly with a heartfelt apology...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  17. Coaching Coalition: Chargers Brain Trust to Field Top-Level Product

    Every NFL team has an identity and for most that is the head coach. While Philip Rivers and LaDainian Tomlinson personify the club on the field, it is Norv Turner who provides the underlying fundamentals of what it currently means to be the Chargers..

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  18. Philip Rivers, You're Up: 20 Questions For The Chargers QB

    Philip Rivers has grown into the face of the San Diego Chargers' franchise during his three years as the starting quarterback...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 220 reads 1 comments

  19. The All-Time, All-Star Chargers: A Team With Serious Cred

    The task to pick one team that stands above all others and label it favorite or best is monumental and often unfair to the suitors that get the snub...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  20. More Sproles, More LT And Plenty Of "O" in Potent Chargers Attack

    Darren Sproles' bottom line expanded as the team ensured they'd keep the diminutive but deadly running back around for at least one more year by affixing the franchise tag at a cost of $6...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 256 reads 1 comments

  21. Chargers Are Focused On Fourth Straight AFC West Crown

    If it weren't for the AFC West, the Chargers would be looking at 2009 as a rebuilding year instead of returning as divisional champs. Yet they'll enter training camp as the team to beat, a ...

    Michael Scarr Written by Michael Scarr about 5 years ago 166 reads 2 comments