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Chargers report: Inside slant

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  1. Johnny Lightning

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    April 16, 2010
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    The Chargers have started their 2010 workouts, which means they can finally file away 2009.
    Right?
    Uh, to a degree.
    "I don't think that game will ever leave us," quarterback Philip Rivers said of the Chargers' playoff debacle in losing to the Jets. "That taste needs to be in our mouth throughout the summer.
    "But now is the time you really push forward and look ahead."
    With the weights banging again at Chargers Park and the brass upstairs formulating a draft plan, there is a new buzz around the team.
    That doesn't mean that dreadful playoff day when they hit the third rail against the Jets is forgotten. But what's that they say about spilled milk?
    "I know it's early and anybody can be enthused and going hard the first week," Rivers said. "But this first week has been unbelievable. The attendance and the guys that have been in there early. Our 7:30 group has never been as big as it has been -- that doesn't mean they work harder than the 10 o'clock group, I'm just saying they are energized and excited about going."
    That sinking sensation of being upset by the upstart Jets is almost going, going, gone. Rather than reflect on what could have been, Rivers is looking at the future -- while looking at the Colts.
    "Much has been made of a Colts' comparison how they kept getting in there and getting beat, getting beat but you just have to keep doing it," said Rivers, as the Chargers have lost three of their four playoff games. "Eventually, you hope, you're going to get over the top."
    But it all starts at the bottom, and that is where the Chargers are right now. They are trying to build a strong foundation for next season by getting their offseason off to a solid start.
    While eyeing his teammates getting their work in, Rivers, the former North Carolina State star, is hyped about his new teammates. Rivers follows the college game closely and he is eager to learn which prospects become Chargers.
    "You watch guys for a couple of years and then you know some of them are going to be your teammates," said Rivers, knowing his backfield needs some bodies. "Indications are you are going to get a couple guys on your side of the ball at the skill positions -- at running back in particular.
    "I know the guys upstairs put in the time to evaluate these players they want to add guys that can help us reach the top -- something we haven't done yet."
    Soon the rookies will arrive, wide-eyed and void of the disappointment those returning to the team feel from that heartbreaking Jets loss. But Rivers shares in their glee that they are NFL players.
    "It is always exciting," said Rivers, who was traded to the Chargers on draft day from the Giants for Eli Manning. "It adds more guys to what we hope is a championship team. We are able to press on and we are moving forward.
    "Before long we will back out on the field practicing and gearing up for another season. It will be with that in mind and seeing who are new teammates are."
     
  2. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers report: Notes, quotes

    April 16, 2010
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    --New CB Nathan Vasher is fitting in during the off-season weightlifting sessions. "I knew it would be a perfect situation for me to get here and help out because the team is already so good," Vasher noted. "With those guys being here and with Quentin (Jammer) being here and some other guys who I'm familiar with, it's really just icing on the cake." Vasher and Jammer were teammates at the University of Texas.
    --QB Philip Rivers threw out the first pitch in the Padres' opener. The man who makes his living by being accurate was well off the plate with his offering.
    --With LaDainian Tomlinson off to the Jets, CB Quentin Jammer touched base with his old teammate to ask if he could take over his locker. "I couldn't think of anyone better," Tomlinson replied. Jammer and Tomlinson were not only NFL teammates, but as Texas high school all-star players as well.
    --The Chargers are anxious to learn of their schedule when it is released on Tuesday: In addition to the home-and-away series with AFC West rivals Denver, Kansas City and Oakland, the Chargers will play these teams at Qualcomm Stadium: Arizona, Tennessee, San Francisco, Jacksonville and New England. The road games are at Houston, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Seattle.
    QUOTE TO NOTE
    "It would be crazy and they would need a little more room on that stage." -- QB Philip Rivers on how he could duplicate Drew Brees' act of lifting his son and the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl; Rivers has five children.
     
  3. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers report: Inside slant

    April 16, 2010
    The Sports Xchange

    The Chargers have started their 2010 workouts, which means they can finally file away 2009.
    Right?
    Uh, to a degree.
    "I don't think that game will ever leave us," quarterback Philip Rivers said of the Chargers' playoff debacle in losing to the Jets. "That taste needs to be in our mouth throughout the summer.
    "But now is the time you really push forward and look ahead."
    With the weights banging again at Chargers Park and the brass upstairs formulating a draft plan, there is a new buzz around the team.
    That doesn't mean that dreadful playoff day when they hit the third rail against the Jets is forgotten. But what's that they say about spilled milk?
    "I know it's early and anybody can be enthused and going hard the first week," Rivers said. "But this first week has been unbelievable. The attendance and the guys that have been in there early. Our 7:30 group has never been as big as it has been -- that doesn't mean they work harder than the 10 o'clock group, I'm just saying they are energized and excited about going."
    That sinking sensation of being upset by the upstart Jets is almost going, going, gone. Rather than reflect on what could have been, Rivers is looking at the future -- while looking at the Colts.
    "Much has been made of a Colts' comparison how they kept getting in there and getting beat, getting beat but you just have to keep doing it," said Rivers, as the Chargers have lost three of their four playoff games. "Eventually, you hope, you're going to get over the top."
    But it all starts at the bottom, and that is where the Chargers are right now. They are trying to build a strong foundation for next season by getting their offseason off to a solid start.
    While eyeing his teammates getting their work in, Rivers, the former North Carolina State star, is hyped about his new teammates. Rivers follows the college game closely and he is eager to learn which prospects become Chargers.
    "You watch guys for a couple of years and then you know some of them are going to be your teammates," said Rivers, knowing his backfield needs some bodies. "Indications are you are going to get a couple guys on your side of the ball at the skill positions -- at running back in particular.
    "I know the guys upstairs put in the time to evaluate these players they want to add guys that can help us reach the top -- something we haven't done yet."
    Soon the rookies will arrive, wide-eyed and void of the disappointment those returning to the team feel from that heartbreaking Jets loss. But Rivers shares in their glee that they are NFL players.
    "It is always exciting," said Rivers, who was traded to the Chargers on draft day from the Giants for Eli Manning. "It adds more guys to what we hope is a championship team. We are able to press on and we are moving forward.
    "Before long we will back out on the field practicing and gearing up for another season. It will be with that in mind and seeing who are new teammates are."
     
  4. Buck Melanoma

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    Hey PR - lift the trophy first, then the kids. :tup:
     
  5. RM24

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    Shoot, he should just get his 5 kids to lift that Lombardi! That would be something to see Rivers lifting the Lombardi for our San Diego Chargers. Puts a tear to my eye....:icon_cry:
     
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    Amen - Nothing would make me happier, for us and for the team. /daydreams

    Draft is less than a week away... soon it'll be OTA's and then TC... foooooootball :drool:
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    Aside from my wife, you may be the perfect woman. :yes: :icon_banana:
     
  8. TheLash

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    I was thinking something similar:tup:
     
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    Hey PR,

    Nothing to say about LT?

    :icon_shrug:



    GOOD!!!



    :icon_toast::icon_toast:
     
  10. Johnny Lightning

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    :tup: :yes: :tup: :yes:
     
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    I know Syd is way, way, way better than my ex-wife. :icon_toast:
     
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    ITT: White Knights
     
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    Good Read. That PR lombardi hoist is deffinatly gonna be a moment I wont be able to forget.
    I also am pretty sure after all the Post season exits wout crying, im gonna have to spill buckets on this day!!! Think ill have to change my bday to the date of our first PR SB title.
     
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    Apparently, this is one of the few things we all agree on.
     
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    :lol:

    thanks guys - made my day - i'm sitting at sharp memorial, alone and waiting for my grandma to wake up from heart surgery... going on 3 hours of sleep and at my wits end. the ego boost is (unecessary-i'm still a crazy ***** haha) but very much appreciated.
     
  16. Buck Melanoma

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    My best to your grandma, Syd.
     
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    got me in on it too lol, now if b4l and n4l could come on in :icon_rofl:
     
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    Wishing your grams good luck.
     

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