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Inside Slant Player Notes

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by mapcap55, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. mapcap55

    mapcap55 BoltTalker

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    The way AJ is locking up players this team could very well just skip the next couple of drafts...:lol:
     
  2. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I did not want to start a new thread so here:

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20060926-9999-1s26chargers.html

    Chargers know Ravens will raise the competition bar

    By Kevin Acee
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    September 26, 2006

    Still fresh, thanks to a bye in the season's just-completed third week, the Chargers returned to work (sort of) yesterday eager to prove they can do more than clobber bad teams.
    At 2-0, they seem to still be in search of respect, the NFL and those who assess it unsure how good a team is that has thus far only routed Oakland and Tennessee.

    The Chargers know what awaits Sunday in Baltimore – a 3-0 Ravens team, which has also beaten only the winless but seems to be the sexy new pick as among the class of the AFC.................clink on link for more..............

    ***Defensive end Igor Olshansky, who suffered a second-degree tear of his medial collateral ligament on the season's third play and has not played since, used the week off to sufficiently heal.
     
  3. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Good find, Bro!!:tup: :icon_toast:
     
  4. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    I forget which game it was but Kaeding did miss a FG however the idiots we were playing ran into him giving us a first down.
     
  5. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Thus the miss didn't count!!:icon_mrgreen: :lol:
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/09/26/sports/professional/chargers/0_15_239_26_06.txt

    Chargers know Ravens are whale of a team

    By: MICHAEL KLITZING - Staff Writer

    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers spent Friday at SeaWorld with his family, then gleefully immersed himself in football. As Chargers players got three days off over their bye weekend, the team's pigskin junkie quarterback spent his respite in front of the tube watching as many games as he could.

    And he made sure to mix in a little business with pleasure on Sunday, tuning in to watch the Browns host the Ravens ---- the Chargers' opponent this weekend in Baltimore.

    "That was a heck of game as fan to watch," he said Monday.

    After taking in Baltimore's 15-14 come-from-behind victory, Rivers came away full of praise for the Ravens' vaunted defense and with a greater understanding of the task that looms ahead.

    "Those guys will never go away," Rivers said. "They've got veteran players in Ray Lewis and the safety Ed Reed, and you can recognize every name on their defense practically.

    "They thrive on making big plays like that. They didn't panic when they got their backs against the wall late in the game, they just stepped up."

    Indeed they did. Baltimore improved its record to 3-0 on Matt Stover's 52-yard field goal, a kick set up by a late Chris McAlister interception on an ill-advised Charlie Frye throw into the end zone.

    It was an ugly win against an unheralded Cleveland team, but the Ravens have made an art form of winning ugly and coming up with the big turnover at the critical juncture.

    "That's what they live off of," said tight end Antonio Gates, who did not see Sunday's game, but was quick to recite Baltimore's league-leading plus-10 turnover margin. "They thrive off of getting teams to get out of their comfort zones, to have them go for the big play and give up a turnover."

    Even with the victory, the Ravens slipped a little bit in the defensive rankings on Sunday as the inactive Chargers leapfrogged them as the top-ranked unit overall. Last week, Baltimore carried seven defensive categories to the Chargers' six'; the Chargers now have an 11-3 advantage on the stat sheet.

    All that means little to Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who watched the Ravens' victory as he played the role of football fan over the weekend.

    "It's going to be a good test for us," he said.

    On Monday, right tackle Shane Olivea had yet to see film of the Ravens game, but he might have received a sneak peek on Saturday night when he attended a mixed martial arts event in Anaheim. He knows the Chargers offensive line, which has yet to allow a sack, will be facing a front seven that's known for punishing opponents.

    Baltimore registered seven sacks against the Browns to give it 16 on the year.

    "It will be a battle," Olivea said, "both with our offensive line and their defensive line, and our defensive line and their offensive."..................click on the thingy for more
     
  7. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Who else could have been that stupid but the Turds?

    It's like I said at the time, "I could have sworn I saw Kaeding miss a field goal, but my eyes were deceiving me. It never happened."

    Misses that don't count don't count. :no:
     

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