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    Linebackers key to Chargers slowing down Manning, Colts - NC Times

    Gates misses practice but Lorenzo Neal returns for Chargers - NC Times (AP)

    LaDainian Tomlinson has become a vocal leader for the Chargers - PE.com

    Colts, Chargers trying to keep emotions in check for playoffs - AP

    Maturity of Rivers major key - Indy Star

    The defense crests - UT (Acee)

    ...... tendencies ......

    Cromartie idled by stomach bug; it's a fluid situation - UT

    Pass to MuzzCOWski ..... Touchdown, San Diego !!!

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    Chargers finally prove they’re ‘tough enough’ - MSNBC

    The saddened faithful - Indy Star
    A Twist in the A.F.C. Script - NY Times

    When stars went down, Volek, Turner, Sproles came up big for Bolts - AP - Bernie Wilson
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    Congrats,
    Enjoy it while you can, because Sunday @ 3:00 you will need all the electricty you can muster to hang with the Pats

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    Hard work pays off for Mansfield product - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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    If Robertson emerges like I expect, watch out. We will probably have one of the top five lines in the league.
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    OK, Now I have heard everything. This guy needs to put the CRACK PIPE down. :icon_huh:

    Power Running Formation
    By Michael Lombardo Publisher, SDBoltReport.com Posted May 27, 2008 http://sdg.scout.com/2/757583.html

    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.

    While offensive coordinators around the league are cooking up never-before-seen tactics for befuddling defenses, the Chargers can be very successful by bringing back one of the oldest formations in the NFL: the triple-option wishbone. The formation gives the offense several options for running the ball and the Chargers have the personnel to execute it to perfection.

    First, we need to take a look at the personnel the Chargers would use in this formation. A change would need to be made at quarterback, as neither Philip Rivers nor Billy Volek is a threat to run the ball.

    Norv Turner would have to turn to Charlie Whitehurst in this formation, which is why it would be used selectively and only in red-zone or short-yardage situations. It would also have to be used only in the fourth quarter, because if San Diego turns to its No. 3 quarterback any early than that it would not be able to bring Rivers back in the game.

    Behind the QB in the wishbone is a fullback, who in this case would be H-back Brandon Manumaleuna. The 288-pound road-grader is a heady blocker capable of picking up defenders on the move. He can also run the ball if the defense sleeps on the fullback dive; Manumaleuna has a half-dozen carries in his career.

    Behind the fullback are two halfbacks standing side by side, one slightly to the left and the other to the right. The halfback on the side of the run turns into a lead blocker on the play while the trailing halfback carries the ball.

    To prevent defenses keying in on one runner (which would certainly happen with LaDainian Tomlinson in the backfield), the two halfbacks in this formation should be Andrew Pinnock and Jacob Hester. Both are halfback-fullback hybrids who are effective runners and punishing blockers capable of opening holes for each other.

    That leaves room for two more skill players in this formation. The best options would be tight ends Antonio Gates and Scott Chandler; both are good enough blockers to drive this run-heavy formation and both are talented enough pass catchers to prevent defenses from selling out against the run.

    Additionally, using two tight ends provides a balanced look that keeps defenses from identifying a strong side and overloading accordingly.

    Here’s how the action would play out (assuming Chandler and Hester are on the formation’s left with Gates and Pinnock on the right): Whitehurst takes the snap and begins the play moving to the right. Jeromey Clary leaves the defensive end unblocked and goes to the second level to pick up the inside linebacker. When the defensive end crashes in to stop Manumaleuna, Whitehurst pulls the ball back and runs the option to the right.

    With Pinnock and Gates out in front as blockers, Whitehurst runs the sweep with Hester coming up behind him. As the outside linebacker comes up to stop the ball, Whitehurst pitches to Hester, who runs to daylight.

    This formation should only be used sparingly. However, if the Chargers need a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter of a tight game, there is no way any opponent could stop this play without ample preparation.
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    I can buy this except for the requirement that LT sit on the bench. LT can throw, and has, quite effectively. Another option is Legedu Naanee, who is big, fast and can run and has actually played some QB. I've talked about the option before as primarily a situational or gadget play, and it can work from time to time. If Sproles was the trailing back on this, they wouldn't even be able to find him until it was too late and who better to run to daylight, but a guy they can't see?
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    Lombardo is stoned.

    Let's take Rivers and LT off the field in the red zone. Yeah ... that makes sense. The best RB in the last decade at cashing in TD's and this mental midget wants to change it?

    Whatever ....
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    :icon_huh::icon_huh::icon_huh:


    someone enlighten me, where is there a rule the QB can't come back in the game if the No. 3 QB comes in in the 4th qtr


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    I didn't need to read past: "Team expert Michael Lombardo", to know it was a $|-|!+ article....
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    I think I actually remember this being a rule. Does anyone have a definitive answer?
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    Call me crazy, but wouldn't Whitehurst in at QB signal a play like this?

    Lombardo needs to share. :icon_high:
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    I remember it too .....

    It's the "third QB" rule ... someone can find the link if they want, but basically it allows a team to dress a third QB but he doesn't count against the 45 active players (he's the 46th dressed player). He can't play until the start of the 4th quarter - and if he does play earlier than the 4th quarter, then QB's #1 and #2 are not allowed back in the game.

    *edit*

    Rule Changes - * see 1995

    That wording is confusing. .....
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    What? No tripes to Vegas for any of our boys???


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    35 days until camp opens!!!



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    thanx 4 the 411 again Shammy:tup::tup: u r the man:tup:
    her's a ? 4 anyone out if they have heard
    how's the signing of our rookies coming along are we close or farway whats the 411:icon_shrug:
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    Good articles there.

    Interesting to note that Turner is coming down hard on Hester. I think we can expect big things from that kid - coaches don't normally waste that kind of energy unless they do.
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    Yeah...I agree with your statement completely! I can see Hester doing so incredible things that will throw D's into a Sh!t Fit. Maybe another guy like LT that can throw TD's?


    PUT SOME HIGH OCTANE IN THE TANK AND LET ER RIP NORV!!!!!
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    Naanee started out as a college QB. He just maybe doing that for us this season on the HB pass. He and LT can throw to one another on reverses and fake reverses. With both of them in the lineup, the reverse can become a form of option play. With Hester in at FB, LT at HB and Naanee in the slot, the variations become dizzying. With Gates, Chambers and VJ on the field as well there may me yellow stains on the white road uniform pants of some defenses.
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    I don't see this in the Headline/Press Release area of the news section at Chargers.com, nor anywhere else. Wonder how these guys got it?

    Chargers Sign WR/KR Mark Jones - RealGM.com

    20th June, 2008 - 5:23 pm

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