1. Ryan Mathews Should Be the Focus of the Chargers Offense, Not Philip Rivers

    The last time before last Sunday that I missed a San Diego Chargers game was a 2005 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Apparently I didn't miss much, other than another one of my observations proving to be correct...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 785 reads 24 comments

  2. San Diego Chargers: 5 Quick Changes a Good Head Coach Would Make to Improve Team

    It's been well documented. I am no fan of Norv Turner , and it seems like even the most ardent Norv backers are nowhere to be found after yesterday's debacle in Foxboro, when the ...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 707 reads 31 comments

  3. Why Ryan Mathews Should Be San Diego Chargers Featured RB

    Because his head coach doesn't have his head on straight, second-year running back for the Ryan Mathews isn't the featured back for the San Diego Chargers ...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 4,636 reads 53 comments

  4. San Diego Chargers: Mike Tolbert Makes Insanely Poor Decision

    Okay. A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how Mike Tolbert needed to know his role on this team and start playing smash mouth football. Take what you can get and stop trying to make plays...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  5. San Diego Chargers Offense Can't Afford to Be in Awe of Tom Brady

    In 2008 the New England Patriots made their way to San Diego to face the struggling Chargers , who'd just botched a seemingly easy game to the Miami Dolphins to drop to 2-3 on the season...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 394 reads 9 comments

  6. Chargers vs. Patriots: The Best QB Tom Brady Takes on the Best Pass Defense

    Tom Brady remembers last season when he guided the New England Patriots to a skillful three-point win in San Diego against the Chargers . He also remembers netting just 128-yards passing against the league's best pass defense...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 3 years ago 2,448 reads 27 comments

  7. Chargers: Mike Tolbert Needs to Know His Role and Smash 'em in the Mouth

    Mike Tolbert made the type of play that all of us have come to expect from him on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys , but that's not a good thing. Tolbert once again fumbled the ball inside the opponent's 10-yard line...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,387 reads 8 comments

  8. 10 Great Plays from San Diego Chargers Who Were Unceremoniously Dumped

    San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith gets a bad rap for being the mean guy who wants to control everything. Apparently, he lets all of his good players get away in free agency and laughs at them as they plead to stay in sunny San Diego...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 2,781 reads 2 comments

  9. San Diego Chargers: Making a Super Bowl Run Without a Dominant Rushing Attack

    This may be a little premature, but after watching the Seahawks dominate Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews on the opening drive of last week's preseason opener, I'm in panic mode about the San Diego Chargers lack of a running game...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,452 reads 5 comments

  10. San Diego Chargers: Steve Gregory Will Be Huge in the Secondary Once Again

    I was surprised that the San Diego Chargers decided to cut Donald Strickland. Maybe they thought Strickland was too old at 30 and wanted to get younger. Strickland did a great job in his role as the nickle back for the Bolts...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,186 reads 0 comments

  11. San Diego Chargers: 5 Success Stories Waiting to Happen

    Here we go again. The San Diego Chargers have started a new season and the slate is clean once again. Last season, Antonio Garay proved that the hype surrounding his potential ...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 2,018 reads 2 comments

  12. Chargers Special Teams: Bryan Walters Ain't Just a Slow White Guy After All

    I love listening to Scott and BR from San Diego sports radio station XX1090 , but sometimes Scott goes on and on and seems to enjoy making people uncomfortable… even the listeners...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,168 reads 4 comments

  13. San Diego Chargers: Focusing On The Running Game Will Lead to More Points

    You know me, I was never the biggest Darren Sproles fan because I thought he was too much like Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders : too much flash and not enough chain-moving...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  14. Gale Gilbert: Former Quarterback the Biggest Loser in Sports History?

    I was in my kitchen here in the Bay Area, and for some reason, I started thinking about the "great" former quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. The man that inspired absolutely no confidence at all...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 2,933 reads 0 comments

  15. San Diego Chargers Defense Far Superior to the Offense Last Season

    After reading yet another stupid comment, this time on CBS Sports, I just have to say it. I hate to do it, but... If you believe that the San Diego Chargers offense carried the team last season, you are an idiot...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,204 reads 6 comments

  16. San Diego Chargers: 7 Guys Who Will Give Defenses a Beast of a Time

    The San Diego Chargers have some work to do if they are going to keep their passing attack together this season. If they are able to keep their core players in the passing game together, things could turn very ugly for defenses next season...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 1,122 reads 7 comments

  17. Reggie Bush to San Diego: There Are a Couple Reasons Why That's Unrealistic

    If you thought that there was a chance that Reggie Bush will become a San Diego Charger, allow me to throw cold water on your hot passionate flames. That is not going to happen...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 230 reads 35 comments

  18. San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders: The Rivalry Is Back, Part 1

    So if you've ever read anything I've written, there's probably a jab at either the Oakland Raiders or one of their fans. I go to the barber shop, it's Raider Nation all day. I step out my front door, Raider jerseys are everywhere...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 3,519 reads 37 comments

  19. 7 Most Underrated San Diego Chargers Players in the Last 10 Years

    The San Diego Chargers allegedly aren't very talented anymore, although they were talented enough to win nine games and finish with the No. 1 defense and offense while sustaining an embarrassing amount of injuries...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 2,963 reads 25 comments

  20. Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hugh Jackson Is Ready To Win The AFC West

    Image by Getty Images via @daylife I caught Oakland Raiders head coach Hugh Jackson on the NFL Network today and he seems really excited about the upcoming season...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 412 reads 0 comments

  21. NFL Lockout: Owners and Players Still Negotiating to Save the Season

    I was happy to hear that the NFL players and owners are back at the negotiating table trying to hammer out a deal that will save the season. Will they be successful? I have never had any doubt that there will be an NFL season in 2011...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about almost 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  22. San Diego Chargers GM AJ Smith A Victim Of His Own Success?

    Image by Getty Images via @daylife From 1997 to 2003, the San Diego Chargers competed with the Cincinnati Bengals for the title of worst team in the NFL on an annual basis...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers Need Clear Direction to Win the NFC West

    Lack of direction from the front office of the San Francisco 49ers has led to the 2011 draft being a critical one, specifically at the quarterback position, where former number one overall pick Alex Smith may have run out of time...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about 4 years ago 387 reads 0 comments

  24. Jay Cutler Simply Reaping What He's Sown

    After getting hosed by ESPN in 2007 for yelling at then-Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, Philip Rivers went on to lose the AFC Championship to the undefeated New England Patriots ...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 4 years ago 1,399 reads 14 comments

  25. San Diego Chargers Coach Norv Turner's History In The First Five Games

    Albert Einstein once said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Who here thinks that Norval Turner is a genius? Something is not right about Turner's training camps...

    Ian Philip Written by Ian Philip about over 4 years ago 630 reads 10 comments