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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Shamrock, Aug 8, 2006.

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    Neal returning to scene of the 'miracle' - NC Times

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    This guy is an idjut ....

    The Chargers are in first place, thanks largely to a steady diet of ... cupcakes - NC Times

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    Clary needs to be on his A game vs the Titans ....

    Titans like Odom's big hits; they just want more - Tennessean.com

    Man Accused Of Throwing Rock At Chargers' Car Not Charged

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    Updated Wx forecast for Nashville shows rain and wind chances increasing for Sunday.
    Chargers find wins a bigger challenge - UT

    Weddle sees more time in secondary - UT
    Titans safety Hope to miss rest of season - Tennessean.com
    Tomlinson talks Titans - TitansInsiders.com

    This Charger finally strikes - Chicago Tribune - Dan Pompei

    Can the Chargers win in the trenches? - SDBoltReport.com
    Shammy note: If y'all remember, Big Jamal had a very good game against Mawae the last few times they've matched up.

    Chargers Prep for Titanic Challenge - SDBoltReport.com
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    Criminal minded - Yahoo.com

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    Rivers returns to practice, hopes to start - NC Times

    Pinnock ready for his chance to replace Neal - NC Times

    Lions at Chargers - FOX Sports

    Bolts need to keep winning to clinch another AFC West title - AP - Bernie Wilson

    Jammer has been steady but unspectacular for Chargers - Detroit News

    Hey .... Acee finally answered another one of my questions in his mailbag. He's been ignoring me for a month or so. ;) Oh, and I really did sign it from "Shamrock - Cow Pasture, TX" :D

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    Kevin,
    I was at the game as well. I disagree with you about Odom's hit on PR. I think he took that extra step and then turned his body to get the full force of his weight into Rivers.

    The Vandenbosch hit on Lo Neal that broke his leg was just a "football play" and wasn't dirty.

    Ttian #84 got away with a hit over a second after the whistle on Buster Davis' punt return. A low blow as well.

    #31 Finnegan took a cheap shot at Chambers head while Chambers was on the ground on a sliding catch along the sideline at the end of the first quarter. That should draw a fine as well.

    There were a lot of extracurricular hits, but Mawae is the real culprit, and expect a heavy fine and possible suspension for the Titans center. He took out Jamal from behind. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it, and it reminded me of the Denver player who did that to big 96 a few years back. Then, Mawae was the one who took a dive at Merriman's legs that was his last play. The media is focusing on the crack back block, but that wasn't the play the Chargers are real ticked about.

    Why did this ref crew let so much go? It was the hardest hitting game I've ever attended, but the "extra" hits after the whistle were just obnoxious. Does the NFL announce any punishment for the referees? This crew deserves to get canned.

    Shamrock / Cow Pasture, TX


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    OK. Some others do too. But I watched it live, on TV replays, on DVR and then on the game tape. I contend it was inadvertent.

    You're right about Vanden Bosch on Lorenzo.

    The hit on Buster was late, but we don't know if he had been whistled down. And if he had not, the Titan that came in had no way of knowing whether Buster was down by contact. I think he was down. I think it was a late hit. But I'm telling you why it wasn't called.


    I thought the hit on Chambers was cheap. But, again, I've seen that almost every Sunday I've been in a stadium.

    From my perspective, the hit on Jamal looked bad. Mawae was getting killed by Jamal.

    As for the hit on Merriman, I don't know whether it was ordered. But I do know it was worthy of multiple penalties -- perhaps clipping and a late hit by Mawae and holding on Stewart.

    I agree with you the refs let the game get away from them.

    And I wondered what they were looking at when Stewart (No.76) was hitting people after plays all day.

    Kevin Acee - Thursday, December 13, 2007
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    North County Times

    Chargers end four-game playoff skid, but know that the real prize awaits

    Chargers beat Titans, erase memories of past playoff losses

    Chargers to see if their in Indy's league

    "Their" is grammatically incorrect. Should be "they're" .....

    L.T. throws caution to wind on TD

    Norv went for the kill on that fourth down attempt. Norv listened to his best player, and granted him his wish for the play call. Put the ball in the hands of your best player and trust in him. That play makes a big statement about this team, and this coach.

    Jackson joins Chambers as big-play receiver

    Gates could miss game against Colts

    Above story also includes "Chargers Report Card" with comments ...

    Titans can't take advantage of strong game plan

    Amano's homecoming not a happy ending

    Escondido's Paul Green finishes 39th year as Chargers' chief statistician

    Young not yet invincible

    Young learns producing magic in NFL tougher - (Titans AP writer)

    L.T.'s talk lifts those clouds - Jay Paris column

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    Union Tribune

    Chargers top Titans in the rain for first playoff victory in 13 years

    Rivers' actions speak louder than his words - Sullivan column

    With all angles covered, they keep charging ahead - Canepa column

    Defense answers early alarm

    Chambers, Jackson combine for twin peaks

    Nick Canepa's Report Card

    Titans don't face music or dance

    Haynesworth is in denial over game's pivotal play

    Haynesworth took a cheap shot at Rivers on the field, and now he does it in the press.
    Tight end Gates questionable for Indy

    Highlights by quarter

    Statistics: Chargers vs. Titans

    One giant leap

    Fans' devotion to the Chargers is clear even if the skies are not

    Chargers' playoff history

    Chargers-Titans replay - Acee web blog

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    Chargers.com

    Video interviews from post game

    Bolts down Titans, move on to Indy

    Turner makes the right calls to beat Titans

    As teammates expect, Rivers delivers

    Chargers win to advance in AFC playoffs

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    Chargers end playoff drought with 17-6 win over Titans - PE.com

    Chargers win battle in trenches - PE.com

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    Whicker column: Rivers steps up in Chargers victory - OC Register

    Youngman column: Chargers' Turner disproves doubters - OC Register

    Hardwick is Chargers' center of attention - OC Register

    San Diego gets first playoff victory since 1994 season - LA Times

    Familiarity abounds in divisional games - LA Times (Sam Farmer column)

    Hard to believe: Manning, Turner win playoff games - LA Times (Christine Daniels drivel ...)

    Smith can finally relax -- until next game - LA Times (Kurt Streeter column)

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    Titans page - The Nashville Tennessean
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    Everyone's favorite Nat'l sports column puke .... Mikey Silver.

    Over the top - Yahoo Sports

    I've read posters and pundits claim LT was "visibly upset" at the Chargers not going for it on 4th down when the score was 6-0. Was LT really upset at Norv for not going for it, or ticked off at some boo-birds in the stands? Let's see what LT has to SAY on that matter ....
    Silver gives LT the credit for the win, with some minor consideration and props to Norv Turner. Yet, from watching the game, this win should be credited to Philip Rivers more than any other player.

    Chargers' chance at Super Bowl runs through Rivers - The Sporting News

    Turner gives Chargers what Schottenheimer couldn't - ESPN - John Clayton

    Our QB has a brain .....

    First look at the AFC divisional round - ESPN Chadiha

    An inherent weakness in the Tampa-2 system is getting good TE's to work the middle and seam routes. Yes, Gates will be missed. However, I'd expect Norv to use some 3 WR formations, with Davis in the slot, and have him work those areas we'd normally see Gates. In the Super Bowl, Dungy did just that against the Bears Tampa-2 system.

    Players buy into Turner's message - FOX Sports - Alex Marvez

    Second Guesses: Titans were two plays away - FOX/MSN - John Czarnecki

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    A matter of trust - Bolts relish Turner's poise, confidence in playoff win - Sports Illustrated - Jim Trotter

    Some great quotes from Trotter .... many that are expanded or non-existant elsewhere.
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    No goofing, it'll be like old times with Chargers - LA Times (TJ Simers)

    A whole lotta nothing, except his own animosity for the Spanos family.
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    Hey .... a positive Nat'l column on Rivers ....

    Rivers shows he can take Charge for San Diego - CBS Sportsline - Clark Judge

    Recent history shows Colts may be in trouble - Houston Chronicle

    Turner Goes From a Tight Spot to Letting Loose - NY Times

    Lightning strikes; Chargers win - Chicago Tribune - Dan Pompei

    Indy Star - Colts page
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    Gates' status still up in air - NC Times

    Rivers knows he's the other quarterback - NC Times

    Transcripts: Monday Chargers News Conference - Chargers.com
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    Good ****, Shammie!! :) :tup: :icon_toast:
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    For more Norv man lovers



    :lol::lol::lol:


    http://chargers.com/news/headlines/turner-s-happy.htm



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    Rivers leads NFL in talking points


    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20080109-9999-1s9chargers.html



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    1st day of Yardbarker - Shaun Phillips' blog

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    Some good stuff about Rivers and his Dad in Acee's UT article today:

    Rivers leads NFL in talking points - UT

    Colts have their big horses back in the stable - UT

    Now Turner’s Footwork is Doubted - Voice of San Diego

    Acee's Mailbag

    Chargers expect to see 'real' Manning - NC Times

    Yeah, I expect to see the "real" Manning too .... the one who has historically struggled againt the 3-4, and especially against the Chargers version of the 3-4. But, it's not what I think .... how about what Tony Dungy thinks ....

    Chargers Scouting Report: Indianapolis Colts - NC Times

    There is a whole lotta arrogance eminating out of Indy, even from their "journalists" .... They are just handing the "no respect" card to the Chargers. You'd think they would have learned from the Pats usage of that angle, even when the Pats used it without cause.

    This time, Chargers are in over their heads - Indy Star - Bob Kravitz

    Adam Schein gets one right. Wonder why "Dr. Z" didn't see this, if ball watcher Schein could?

    Schein's FOX Sports column
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    Dr Z didn't watch the game. He just pulled out the stat sheet, saw 4 tackles and came to the conculsion, "Merriman was not a factor".

    Dude is a stat reading moron.

    Merriman was double most of the day and sometimes triple teamed.

    The attention he got, freed up other players to make plays and even with the doubles, he still put pressure on VY. 1 sack and a FF that has been pointed out was GAME CHANGING.

    Hey Dr. Z -- WAKE THE FUK UP.
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    nice article giving props to the "other" Shaun

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2008/01/09/ramblings/every-play-counts/5991/

    I hadn’t planned to do this week’s Every Play Counts on Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, but he made my choice for me.

    I started watching the tape of the Chargers’ 17-6 victory over the Titans Sunday with a couple of other ideas in mind, but it just became impossible to ignore Phillips. He was all over the field, fighting off blocks, delivering huge hits, and basically making life miserable for the Titans offense. He finished the game with nine tackles and a fumble recovery, and all in all he had one of the best games I’ve seen from a defensive player this year.
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    Florio's sidekick, MD Smith, writes on The Other Guy ....

    Every Play Counts: Shaun Phillips - Football Outsiders.com

    * edit *
    Sorry, Philly ..... I didn't see you already had posted it.
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    Sham you're making it difficult for me to ignore the media this week. :lol:

    Nice work man and I'm sure it takes some time to put this together. :tup: :bolt:
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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/don_banks/01/09/playoff.shots/index.html?eref=T1

    Our QB power rankings at the moment:

    1. Tom Brady -- The league's newly minted MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

    2. Peyton Manning -- Somehow overlooked this season despite winning one more game in the regular season than he did during the Colts' Super Bowl run of last year (13-3 to 12-4).

    3. Brett Favre -- A renaissance season for the ages for No. 4.

    4. Eli Manning -- Riding two games worth of confidence and momentum into Dallas. :icon_shrug::icon_huh:

    5. Tony Romo -- One touchdown pass, five interceptions, five sacks, three fumbles, one sore thumb and one over-exposed girlfriend (you know what we mean) in his past three games. For a second straight December, he went from Romo to No-Mo (as in, no momentum).

    6. Matt Hasselbeck -- He owns four playoff wins in the past three seasons, and that's more than all but Peyton Manning among this group of passers.

    7. David Garrard -- Pretty shaky first career playoff start last week at Pittsburgh, but he's coming off a superb and highly underappreciated season.

    8. Philip Rivers -- A strong second half against Tennessee not only saved the Chargers, but it made Rivers the first San Diego quarterback since Stan Humphries (remember him?) to win a playoff game.

    latter there's this:

    One more potentially revealing nugget: The Patriots are 4-0 in the divisional round when they're either first- or second-seeded. The Colts are 0-2 in the same situation, losing to Tennessee in '99 as the No. 2 seed and to Pittsburgh in '05 as the No. 1. The Pats and Colts are 1-2 in this year's AFC.

    0-3 sounds better... :abq2:
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    Chargers hopeful Gates can play Indy Star

    Colts may alter punt, kickoff coverage units - Indy Star

    Harrison will play Sunday . . . probably - Indy Star

    Some newly healthy Colts are more important than others - Fort Wayne.com

    Colts effusive in celebrating ‘underrated' Mathis - Fort Wayne.com

    Colts expect to have team in full health - FortWayne.com

    So .... Indy doesn't get the "injury" excuse when they lose on Sunday...
    Plan B has been working for Chargers - UT

    Club crossing fingers on Gates' toe - UT

    Colts like their spot outside of spotlight - UT

    Chargers seek city's consent for financing study - UT

    Good ... focus on the bayside plan!!!
    Dungy tries to keep Colts on course to repeat as champions - NC Times

    Ailing Gates opens door for Manumaleuna - NC Times

    .... and for the Arena League Scrub with a Fan Club ...

    Chargers' hart takes unusual path to NFL - PE.com

    Chargers' Neal Back, Hoping to Play - PE.com

    As playoff expectations mount, the tough get going - USA Today

    USA Today Staff Predictions
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    SI is into kissing a lot of N.Y. ***....Eli Manning please.....:lol:
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    Chambers gives Chargers new dimension - FOX Sports (Alex Marvez)

    Colts can rattle Rivers, Chargers - The Flyer (some small town Indiania hick paper)

    This is "journalism" ??? ....
    Turner's Chargers quietly turn around dour forecast - USA Today

    Colts' Manning can't forget his San Diego nightmare - Associated Press

    Reserved Coach Silences Critics With Success - NBC Ch 4 (Los Angeles)

    Gates '50-50' about playing Sunday against Colts - OC Register
    No excuses needed for Chargers-Colts rematch - ESPN John Clayton

    NFL Preview - San Diego (12-5) at Indianapolis (13-3) - Sports Network

    Here we Cro again: Cromartie & Bolts face Manning & Colts in playoffs - AP (Bernie Wilson)
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    I recall Norv mentioning in his post game presser after the Colts game that he and his staff thought the Chargers would have an edge in Special Teams.

    Steve Crosby Rocks!! :yes: :tup: :icon_toast: :icon_rofl: :icon_tease: :flag: :bolt:
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    Picking up the sack - NC Times

    Availability of Gates likely a game-time call - NC Times

    Gates still hopes to play - UT

    A head scratcher UT

    Matchup revisited - UT

    Dungy's future up for discussion - UT

    Stadium issue the elephant in the room for Chargers - UT (Canepa)

    No wonder these idjuts are so out of touch .....
    Colts-Pats is desired matchup - UT (Posner - Sports media column)

    Little Sproles could be big factor again - Chargers.com

    Tomlinson's teammates have answered their star's challenge, running up 7 straight victories - Indy Star

    Hardwick comes home to play Colts - Indy Star

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