Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by WonderSlug, Nov 5, 2006.
Less than 12 hours until kickoff!
Pound the Brownies!
the first game i'll be attending since the Titans game.
Cleveland at San Diego
NFL.com wire reports
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 1, 2006) -- Despite injuries and off-the-field troubles, the San Diego Chargers defense has become one of the most effective in the NFL.
The Chargers (5-2) will look to continue shutting down opponents despite the loss of one of their most important defensive players when they play host to the struggling Cleveland Browns (2-5) on Nov. 5.
San Diego will be without outside linebacker Shawne Merriman as he begins a four-game suspension for testing positive for steroids. Merriman, the 2005 NFL defensive rookie of the year who leads the NFL with 8½ sacks this season, decided not to appeal the suspension.
"My teammates want me to do what's best for myself," Merriman said Oct. 29. "I want to do what's best for the team."
The loss of Merriman, who blamed a tainted supplement for the positive test, is another blow to a defense that is allowing only 15.6 points per game -- sixth in the NFL. Starting linebacker Steve Foley was shot by an off-duty police officer Sept. 3, and Shaun Phillips took over for him. Phillips, though, missed the 38-24 victory against St. Louis on Oct. 29 with a calf injury and presumably has only a 50 percent chance of playing against the Browns.
"We're obviously going to support Shawne and we'll prepare for the alternatives much the way we would if we had a player who wasn't available for other reasons," said Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, whose team is 3-0 at home. "We'll put the pieces together and go back to work."
Carlos Polk, who missed most of the past two seasons due to injuries, is expected to start in Merriman's place. Polk has no starts and one sack in six seasons.
San Diego also is likely to be without defensive end Igor Olshansky, who's expected to be doubtful due to a knee injury.
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Go Chargers !!!!!!!
Get your assses up San Diego
Today is the day !!!!!!
Time to "Scream and Cheer" for our team is here and dear !!! :icon_party:
Go Carlos You'll give your best
GO FIGHT WIN
We need to rape the ape !!!!!!
GO Chargers !!!!!
GOOOOOOD MORNING BOLTHEADS!!!!
sunny and a balmy 52 degrees in the GREAT LAKE STATE!!!
LET'S ROCK & ROLL !!!
PS. Is the tailgate cam up???
The WEBCAM will be up around 10 AM PST or 4 more hours.
I'd like to see Gate's go for 100 plus with 2 or more TD's and for Philip to go over 300, heck 350 with 2 plus TD's no INT's.
Really what I want is for our D to shut KW.2 trap, nothing like eating through wire mesh.
I kinda hope Frye has a decent day - he's my QB
but, not to kw2 - :no:
I hope he likes the taste of the Murphy dirt !!! :icon_evil:
:icon_toast: Amen Brotha on that for both Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates and hopefully Gates will quiet KW2 up on the field.:icon_toast:
I like it. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_toast:
Ok time for me to start heading out the door for an 80 mile trek one way to the Bolt temple of hedonistic pleasures.
Later and Go Chargers ~~~
Same here but not as far to travel.
Got to go.
I'm out to get my usual 12 pack.
I'm out the door and on my way in a half hour.
Cans man !!!
Bottles get ya a ticket from the po-po so heads up....or be cool or - well you know.
I am out the door. See you cats at the tailgater !!
Rock and roll !!!!
:icon_party: :icon_party: Wooohooo !!!!! :icon_party: :icon_party:
oy.... got bottles.
'Least he didn't blow his trumpet :icon_evil: ...yet :icon_mrgreen: :lol:
Went back and got cans. But I had to settle for Butwiper Select because the 7-11 next door doesn't really give me much of an option in regards to beer in cans.
With that said, i'm out the door.
Ms Trumpie must be primpin!!:icon_mrgreen: :lol: :yes: :icon_rofl:
Myst be that 10% that didn't get the word...jes sayin!!:icon_mrgreen: :icon_rofl: :icon_banana: :icon_toast:
It's hard to be a long distance fan but I do my best. :icon_party: :icon_toast: One of these season's (I hope next year) I'll be able to make a roadie out west.
Yes I'd like to see Philip and Gates hook up for some great gain's and TD's.
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