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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
10:41 PM - March 24, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
Bolts Insider



4:05PM - Sep 14, 2014
San Diego Stadium,
San Diego, CAL



Remember, full video coverage is available here!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MA...ature=youtu.be


Tonight's game saw the Chargers taking on the monumental task of defeating the reigning Superbowl champions. The 'Hawks travelled down to San Diego for their 2nd meeting of the year. They won the last outing 55-10.

The Seahawks won the toss and chose to receive. They immediately began with Marshawn Lynch for a nice 7yd gain, but excellent coverage on 2nd down allowed DE Corey Liuget to find his first sack of the year. Coverage was once again very good, so QB Russel Wilson broke a sack and looked to scramble for the 1st on 3rd down. The offense continued to lean on Beast Mode, but on 3rd down a poor miss by Wilson, to an open Jermaine Kearse on a streak, led to a punt and good return by Antwon Blake.

So starting on the Seahawks' 44yd line, the offense seemed as flat as last week, but a nice pass and catch on 3rd and 9 to WR Lavon Brazil, moved the chains. The rushing game struggled in the early going, so QB Kellen Clemens looked to test this secondary, with good results. However, despite a nice effort by WR Dontrell Inman, the drive stalled at the 2yd line on 4th & 1. Rather than risk a turnover, the Chargers kicked the FG, putting them up by 3.

The 'Hawks continued to pound the football, but apart from a nice 15yd run, the Chargers managed to hold Beast Mode in check for a majority of the drive. It was through the air they struggled, including a huge 22yd pass to newly acquired WR Danario Alexander, to put them in the redzone on the 9yd line. It was a 6yd pass to WR Chris Matthews, with a nice catch to put the Hawks on the board. SS Matt Elam in man coverage got a little out of position.

So losing their short lead, the Chargers responded in earnest. A quick 3yd pass to Inman, nearly turned into a 74yd TD, if not for the speed of CB Jeremy Lane. A pass across the middle that should have been picked off by MLB Bobby Wagner, and another that was also dropped by Lane, led to a Chargers punt and the end of the 1st Qtr.

The Bolts held Lynch to no yards on two consecutive plays, but was followed by an unbelievable throw on the run by Wilson, across his body on a seam route. CB Steve Williams completely blew his coverage, allowing Alexander to once again get behind the defense on a huge 61yd gain.

Wilson drove the Seahawks down to the 2yd line, knocking on the door of San Diego's endzone. The first play was a FB run, Derrick Coleman looked home free, but MLB Manti Te'o came blasting through the line to stop the play dead.




An extremely instinctive play by the young linebacker. He flashes instincts that can't be taught.



On 2nd and 2, Verrett squares up on a blocking Coleman, not allowing Lynch to hit the outside before he swallowed up for a 4yd loss. Finally, on 3rd and 6, with no-one open Wilson looks to run it in himself, but MLB Donald Butler has other ideas and stops him a yard short.
A relentless goal line defense by the Bolts had the stadium rocking, and showed us a lot about this team in one small series.
Seahawks still up 10-3.

Blake couldn't return the ball back to the 20, so from inside their own redzone, Clemens hits WR Keenan Allen, who burnt Richard Sherman on a slant, for a nice 25yd pickup. With nothing happening in the ground game, Clemens finds TE Ladarius Green on a very lucky pass and catch for 17yds. This was followed by a ridiculous catch by WR Johnathan Baldwin for 14yds.




Baldwin uses his huge hands and concentration to make up for the inaccurate pass.



3yds from the endzone, Clemens hands it off to RB Ryan Mathews who powers through the defensive line for the TD. Mathews has 10 rushes for 21yds at this point.

So with the score tied up again, and with 1:30 left in the half, the 'Hawks looked to capitalise quickly. A nice 20yd gain to Lynch on a screen looked to move them down the field, but it was a ridiculous run by Wilson that got them the next first down. Breaking away from 2 big sacks, (cheese).

The 'Hawks take their first time out, and on the next play aren't so lucky, as Wilson is sacked by (?) as he steps up. With another time out gone, the Seahawks hurry down the field, playing hurry-up offense. With 21 seconds left, 8yds from the endzone, Wilson steps up to run, breaking sacks but gets rocked by CB AJ Jefferson. Burning their last timeout, the Seahawks decide to risk it and go for one more play with 10 seconds remaining. OLB Melvin Ingram hits Wilson and knocks the ball lose, it's called an incompletion but is clearly a fumble. The 'Hawks get lucky and kick the FG to go ahead by 3.
End of the half, Seahawks up 13-10.

With the Chargers receiving the kick-off, they marched down the field, with Keenan Allen leading the charge. A nice 18yd pass to Baldwin put the them in the redzone, and capped the drive with a 5yd Mathews run.

The Seahawks couldn't move the ball on the ground, but suddenly found a rhythym through the air. 3 big passes in a row led to an 11yd TD to Alexander. The newest pickup had a great day, catching 6 passes for 130 yds.

The Chargers dominance through the air continued, despite a sack midway through the drive. Clemens managed to break away from two sacks, before being dragged down by DE Jerry Hill. Clemens managed to complete a pass to Green, however, who trucked over a defender to convert the 3rd & 9.
A high pass over the middle left Keenan Allen awfully exposed, his ribs became a victim of MLB Bobby Wagner and he limped from the field. Chargers fans held their breath, as the integral part in their passing offense reached the sideline. Luckily it was confirmed he had bruised ribs and may return.
Unable to convert a 3rd down on the 'Hawks 37yd line, the Chargers decided to gamble on 4th & 1, putting the ball in the hands of FB David Johnson. The big guy just managed to break the plane against stiff resistance, continuing the drive.
With Allen out, Baldwin stepped up his game, catching a nice 10yd pickup, immediately followed by a 22yd TD. The pass was very short, but great concentration at the goal line ensured the Chargers got the points they were after.
Chargers up 24-20.

With the game back and forth, Wilson knew he would have to score on his drive to keep the game in reach.
Lynch started the drive off right, with a 22yd dash just before the 4th Qtr. However, the Chargers were able to create some good pressure, eventually forcing the 3 and out. Unusually, the 'Hawks attempted a 58yd FG, but Hauschka's kick was short, giving the Bolts great field position to further their lead!

Unfortunately, the Chargers came up short and had to settle for a FG, but Novak missed the 47yd attempt in heavy winds.
Now it was the Seahawks who would look to capitalise.

The Chargers put up some stout D, but a great 29yd pass to TE Zach Miller on the sideline was enough to put the Hawks into the redzone. Once again new SS Matt Elam couldn't quite keep pace with the experienced TE. Coverage is something that will really have to be stressed to him in training camp.
However, the following three plays would see Seattle get hammered on the ground, as they looked to pound the football into the endzone, making a collective 1yd for their efforts. Hauschka knocked home the gimme FG.
Chargers still lead 24-23.

With the ball in hand, the Bolts did a great job running the rock and running down the clock, burning through all of the Seahawks' timeouts. But with 1:02 left on the clock, Clemens, rolling right misses a wide-open Baldwin downfield, for a possible TD. Novak hits the 41 yarder, making it a TD game.

So with 58 seconds left on the clock all the Chargers have to do is prevent a TD! Much harder than it sounds. On the following kick-off, Earl Thomas would take the ball at the 9yd line and sprint down the right sideline. Breaking some poor tackles and terrible special teams play, and take it all the way to the house! Boos emminate from the crowd.

So with 46secs left and all their timeouts, Clemens comes back onto the field to at least put his team in FG range.
His first pass is completed to Brazil for a first down. Timeout.
His second pass is nearly picked off by OLB Wright.
His third pass is complete to Allen for a 1st down. Timeout. 24 seconds left.
His fourth pass is nearly picked off by SS Chancellor. Another lucky escape.
His fifth pass is batted down by Wagner. 15 seconds remain.
His sixth pass is complete to Brazil for a 1st down. Last timeout used. 9 seconds remain.
So with no time left on the clock, and no timeouts, it's do or die for this offense.
His seventh pass of the drive, he flings it deep to Inman. It's overthrown, but Inman puts one hand up in front of him. He catches it but is hit immediately, causing an incompletion. In hindsight it's a good thing too, they would not have had time for another play and ended the game. 4 secs left.
His eight pass, Clemens luck runs out, as Sherman yanks the ball away from a diving Keenan Allen, sealing the game.

Final Score: SEA-30 SD-27




'Dagger', Sherman seals the game, after a spirited effort by the Chargers.



Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
Sep 14, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Seattle Seahawks (0-1)7671030
San Diego Chargers (0-1)3714327
Team Stats Comparison
SEASDG
Total Offense401390
Rushing Yards9573
Passing Yards306317
First Downs1822
Punt Return Yards028
Kick Return Yards137147
Total Yards538565
Turnovers01
3rd Down Converstion510
4th Down Conversion01
2-Point Conversion00
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals2/32/1
Penalties00
Posession Time24:0727:53
Seattle Seahawks
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
R. Wilson18/2430920
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
M. Lynch16633.90
R. Wilson6315.20
R. Turbin122.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
D. Alexander - WR613021.71
M. Lynch - HB44010.00
C. Matthews - WR33612.01
D. Baldwin - WR24623.00
Z. Miller - TE24924.50
J. Kearse - WR188.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
C. Nicks - LG10
R. Okung - LT01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
E. Thomas III - FS10000
J. Lane - CB7000
B. Wagner - MLB7000
J. Hill - DE4100
B. Irvin - OLB4000
K. Wright - OLB4000
R. Sherman - CB3010
C. Avril - DE3000
O. Schofield - OLB3000
B. Maxwell - CB2000
K. Chancellor - SS2000
B. Mebane - DT2000
K. Pierre - Louis - OLB1000
T. Simon - CB1000
J. Johnson - SS1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
S. Hauschka3/43/31231
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
J. Ryan13434.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
E. Thomas III19191.01
D. Baldwin24623.00
San Diego Chargers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
K. Clemens31/4732411
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
R. Mathews21713.42
D. Johnson122.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
K. Allen - WR1010510.50
J. Baldwin - WR68814.71
L. Brazil - WR6477.80
L. Green - TE6437.20
D. Inman - WR22814.00
R. Mathews - HB11313.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
C. Watt - C01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
D. Butler - MLB9000
M. Ingram - OLB7000
M. Elam - SS6000
D. Stuckey - FS3000
J. Addae - SS3000
M. Te'o - MLB3000
A. Jefferson - CB2100
C. Liuget - DE2100
K. Reyes - DE2100
J. Verrett - CB2000
T. Williams - OLB2000
S. Wright - CB2000
S. Williams - CB2000
J. Attaochu - OLB1000
R. Carrathers - DT1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
N. Novak2/33/3941
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
P. Scifres15252.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
A. Blake613722.80
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
A. Blake12828.00



This could probably be described as an excellent outing by the Chargers! No analysts, or even ourselves, gave them any chance of winning this game. Instead, we were treated to a great back-and-forth matchup, with this young squad showing a lot of heart and a lot of passion. Both teams were basically toe-to-toe on overall offense and T.O.P. which boads well for this offense in particular!
After two head-turning performances, the future is actually looking a lot brighter for this group, as they gave a talented Arizona team, and the defending champs, all they could handle.
Let's hope they keep this momentum going forward, and hope that two heart-breaking losses won't affect them too much!


Offensive Game ball WR - Johnathan Baldwin; After another stellar performance, Kellen Clemens is the easy option here, but we would like to show some props to a guy who may have flown under the radar a bit this game.
Whilst Keenan Allen certainly drove the offense, with 10 catches and over 100yds, when he went down it Baldwin who upped his game. A catch leading to a TD, and some big conversions just when the Chargers needed them, Baldwin helped this squad a lot and deserves all the praise he will receive.

We spoke to Baldwin after the game;

"It sucks to lose man. But we went out and gave Seattle everything we could. It's just a shame that it went down the way it did... As an offense, I feel we did our job. Keenan, Lavonn, Kellen and myself all did everything we could to help win the game.

When informed of his offensive game ball trophy;

"That's great man, thank you. Think, I'll put it in the bathroom."


Defensive Game ball: CB - Jason Verrett; This was a tough one to call with very few standouts, but a name we barely mentioned was Jason's. And that's a good thing! Verrett held Jermaine Kearse to 0 receptions when matched against him, he made only 1 catch all day. Kearse may not be a premier wideout, but he is arguably the most gifted on this team, and proved to be a non-factor thanks to Verrett's excellent coverage.


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Dynasty: Fridge Combat
05:40 AM - March 24, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL League Leaders - Updated: Jan 1,
Passing YardsPYdsPassing TDPTD
1. A. Rodgers3,4671. B. Roethlisberger26
2. E. Manning3,2812. A. Rodgers24
3. C. Palmer3,2703. P. Manning23
4. P. Rivers3,2684. A. Smith23
5. N. Foles3,2245. N. Foles21
Rushing YardsRuYdsRushing TDRuTD
1. M. Lynch1,3191. M. Lynch12
2. L. Bell1,0722. F. Gore10
3. J. Charles1,0143. E. Lacy9
4. E. Lacy9414. L. McCoy9
5. F. Gore9135. D. Sproles9
Receiving YardsRecYdsReceiving TDRecTD
1. M. Sanu1,2621. J. Nelson10
2. M. Floyd1,1752. J. Graham9
3. C. Johnson1,1373. V. Jackson8
4. K. Stills1,0924. D. Rogers8
5. G. Tate1,0795. M. Sanu7
SacksSackInterceptionsINT
1. J. Hughes131. R. Blanton6
2. J. Houston122. G. Quin6
3. T. Suggs123. D. Goldson5
4. M. Ingram124. S. Shields5
5. J. Bartu105. D. McCourty5
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
05:35 AM - March 24, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL Standings - Updated: Jan 1,
NFC EASTWLTPFPA
Phialdelphia Eagles1011384233
Dallas Cowboys1020280200
New York Giants480222269
Washington Redskins390204303
NFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Green Bay Packers840354304
Detroit Lions750348270
Chicago Bears480231292
Minnesota Vikings2100176287
NFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Atlanta Falcons930258217
Tampa Bay Buccaneers750290248
New Orleans Saints570305315
Carolina Panthers570294298
NFC WESTWLTPFPA
Seattle Seahawks - Y1020291179
Arizona Cardinals570232281
San Francisco 49ers480258285
St. Louis Rams390181330
NFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Phialdelphia Eagles1011384233
Seattle Seahawks - Y1020291179
Dallas Cowboys1020280200
Atlanta Falcons930258217
Green Bay Packers840354304
Tampa Bay Buccaneers750290248
Detroit Lions750348270
New Orleans Saints570305315
Carolina Panthers570294298
Arizona Cardinals570232281
New York Giants480222269
San Francisco 49ers480258285
AFC EASTWLTPFPA
Buffalo Bills - X1200289185
New England Patriots930291191
New York Jets390165296
Miami Dolphins390190285
AFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Baltimore Ravens930269254
Pittsburgh Steelers840336256
Cleveland Browns750278252
Cincinnati Bengals570304309
AFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Indianapolis Colts840256193
Houston Texans471254244
Jacksonville Jaguars2100144269
Tennessee Titans1110156279
AFC WESTWLTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs1110349187
Denver Broncos750277215
San Diego Chargers660238217
Oakland Raiders0120133294
AFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Buffalo Bills - X1200289185
Kansas City Chiefs1110349187
New England Patriots930291191
Baltimore Ravens930269254
Pittsburgh Steelers840336256
Indianapolis Colts840256193
Cleveland Browns750278252
Denver Broncos750277215
San Diego Chargers660238217
Cincinnati Bengals570304309
Houston Texans471254244
New York Jets390165296
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
Monday, March 23, 2015
10:21 PM - March 23, 2015. Written by Roscosuper

Dynasty: Roscosuper
06:22 PM - March 23, 2015. Written by TheRosterMaster
I have downloaded up to date rosters and i am running a tournament.
The schedule will look like this:

Round 1: Tonight (Starts at 7:30)
Round 2: Tonight (Starts at 8:00)
Round 3: Tonight (Starts at 8:30)
Round 4: Tomorrow (Starts at 4:30)
Round 5: Tomorrow (Starts at 5:30)
FINALS: Tomorrow (Starts at 7:00)

Here is a link to the live bracket: http://challonge.com/2015BracketNCAA
Dynasty: TheRosterMaster
04:10 PM - March 23, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL League Leaders - Updated: Jan 1,
Passing YardsPYdsPassing TDPTD
1. A. Rodgers2,2931. B. Roethlisberger21
2. P. Rivers2,1152. A. Rodgers17
3. B. Roethlisberger2,0623. D, Brees14
4. C. Palmer2,0494. E. Manuel13
5. M. Ryan2,0205. T. Brady12
Rushing YardsRuYdsRushing TDRuTD
1. M. Lynch7441. M. Lynch7
2. L. Bell7352. E. Lacy6
3. J. Stewart6743. J. McKinnon6
4. J. Charles6624. V. Ballard6
5. E. Lacy6365. R. Bush6
Receiving YardsRecYdsReceiving TDRecTD
1. M. Sanu8121. J. Nelson7
2. M. Floyd7782. A. Brown6
3. C. Johnson7143. J. Matthews6
4. G. Tate7014. J. Cotchery5
5. A. Brown6795. J. Graham5
SacksSackInterceptionsINT
1. J. Hughes111. S. Shields5
2. T. Suggs92. D. Revis4
3. R. Mathis83. A. Cromartie4
4. J. Bartu84. G. Quin4
5. E. Walden75. M. Adams3
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
04:03 PM - March 23, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL Standings - Updated: Jan 1,
NFC EASTWLTPFPA
Dallas Cowboys710168123
Philadelphia Eagles610207120
Washington Redskins350163183
New York Giants250126165
NFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Green Bay Packers710255183
Detroit Lions440231194
Chicago Bears260146187
Minnesota Vikings170120191
NFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Atlanta Falcons710180129
Carolina Panthers440204215
Tampa Bay Buccaneers340145155
New Orleans Saints250172188
NFC WESTWLTPFPA
Seattle Seahawks61017188
Arizona Cardinals430120145
St. Louis Rams16077185
San Francisco 49ers160126179
NFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Dallas Cowboys710168123
Green Bay Packers710255183
Atlanta Falcons710180129
Seattle Seahawks61017188
Philadelphia Eagles610207120
Arizona Cardinals430120145
Carolina Panthers440204215
Detroit Lions440231194
Tampa Bay Buccaneers340145155
Washington Redskins350163183
New Orleans Saints250172188
New York Giants250126165
AFC EASTWLTPFPA
Buffalo Bills800211124
New England Patriots620187105
Miami Dolphins250113148
New York Jets260112205
AFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers620225173
Baltimore Ravens530175190
Cleveland Browns430154135
Cincinnati Bengals250170186
AFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Indianapolis Colts530169135
Houston Texans350166153
Jacksonville Jaguars26095161
Tennessee Titans170113184
AFC WESTWLTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs800201103
Denver Broncos430148122
San Diego Chargers440144143
Oakland Raiders07062159
AFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs800201103
Buffalo Bills800211124
Pittsburgh Steelers620225173
New England Patriots620187105
Baltimore Ravens530175190
Indianapolis Colts530169135
Cleveland Browns430154135
Denver Broncos430148122
San Diego Chargers440144143
Houston Texans350166153
Miami Dolphins250113148
Cincinnati Bengals250170186
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
07:07 AM - March 23, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL League Leaders - Updated: Jan 1,
Passing YardsPYdsPassing TDPTD
1. B. Roethlisberger1,1471. B. Roethlisberger13
2. A. Rodgers1,1272. M. Glennon9
3. M. Glennon1,1173. D. Brees9
4. E. Manning1,0984. E. Manuel8
5. D. Brees1,0635. R. Fitzpatrick7
Rushing YardsRuYdsRushing TDRuTD
1. A. Peterson4181. R. Bush5
2. J. Stewart3702. C. Spiller4
3. M. Lynch3623. R. Mathews4
4. L. Bell3514. E. Lacy4
5. A. Foster3505. V. Ballard4
Receiving YardsRecYdsReceiving TDRecTD
1. C. Johnson4521. J. Matthews4
2. A. Brown3892. M. Bryanr3
3. G. Tate3863. M. Evans3
4. J. Jones3724. J. Graham3
5. L. Green3655. E. Ebron3
SacksSackInterceptionsINT
1. J. Hughes71. R. Blanton3
2. R. Mathis62. S. Shields3
3. A. Smith53. P. Robinson3
4. J. Watt44. T. Williams2
5. P. Haralson35. T. McBride2
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
06:55 AM - March 23, 2015. Written by zackebarsch10
NFL Standings - Updated: Jan 1,
NFC EASTWLTPFPA
Dallas Cowboys4009368
Philadelphia Eagles40012770
New York Giants22087105
Washington Redskins13089118
NFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Green Bay Packers31011398
Detroit Lions22012798
Minnesota Vikings1306695
Chicago Bears04078112
NFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Atlanta Falcons40010264
Carolina Panthers31010888
New Orleans Saints1309793
Tampa Bay Buccaneers13081116
NFC WESTWLTPFPA
Arizona Cardinals2105375
Seattle Seahawks2105550
San Francisco 49ers13067102
St. Louis Rams0303559
NFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Atlanta Falcons40010264
Dallas Cowboys4009368
Philadelphia Eagles40012770
Green Bay Packers31011398
Carolina Panthers31010888
Arizona Cardinals2105375
Seattle Seahawks2105550
Detroit Lions22012798
New York Giants22087105
New Orleans Saints1309793
San Francisco 49ers13067102
Tampa Bay Buccaneers13081116
AFC EASTWLTPFPA
Buffalo Bills40012271
New England Patriots3109660
New York Jets2207684
Miami Dolphins1307999
AFC NORTHWLTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers31013392
Cincinnati Bengals2107359
Baltimore Ravens2208597
Cleveland Browns1206277
AFC SOUTHWLTPFPA
Indianapolis Colts3108960
Houston Texans31011362
Jacksonville Jaguars0403287
Tennessee Titans04056103
AFC WESTWLTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs40010164
San Diego Chargers2208175
Denver Broncos0304871
Oakland Raiders04053105
AFC WILD CARD RACEWLTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs40010164
Buffalo Bills40012271
Indianapolis Colts3108960
New England Patriots3109660
Pittsburgh Steelers31013392
Houston Texans31011362
Cincinnati Bengals2107359
San Diego Chargers2208175
Baltimore Ravens2208597
New York Jets2207684
Cleveland Browns1206277
Miami Dolphins1307999
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
Sunday, March 22, 2015
11:41 PM - March 22, 2015. Written by bkrich83
With Luol Deng out 1-2 months with a back injury and Shawne Williams out for months with a Achilles injury, the Heat began to lose some ground in the standings, at one point losing 4 of 5 games and then 6 of 9 games. Heat GM Brian Krich decided to pull the trigger on a couple of moves that should improve their depth, their perimeter and interior defense and also allowed them to get younger.

Transactions
Miami trades JJ Redick and James Ennis to Cleveland for Tristan Thompson and Mike Miller
Miami trades Chris Anderson, 2017 1st round draft pick to Memphis for Tony Allen.

Dynasty: bkrich83
Saturday, March 21, 2015
09:12 AM - March 21, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
Bolts Insider



So after a fairly close game in Arizona, the Chargers return home to prepare for the reigning Superbowl champs coming to town. The Bolts escaped without injury so will look to take on the Hawks at full strength.

In our earlier analysis of the schedule, (found here on Operation Sports), we commented on the upcoming game being a blow-out. Unfortunately, not much has changed. The Chargers failed to contain Jonathan Dwyer, who isn't half the running back Marshawn Lynch is, so that remains an issue.
They did however, challenge a very loaded Cardinals secondary, putting up over 300 passing yards in their loss. This does improve their chances as they look to take on, arguably, the best CB, FS and SS in the NFL. That said, the Seahawks are coming off a 19-9 loss against the Packers, in which Russel Wilson threw 2 picks and no TDs. The 'Hawks struggled to make anything happen on the ground and could not stop the passing game. Hopefully this will transfer into their showdown with the Chargers.

Still, don't expect a win, but maybe the Chargers will surprise us with their offensive output.
Now on with the news this week.


Signings:

No real news from signings this week. Most players signed at this point will be stepping up for other injuries.


Released:

PIT - J. Harrison OLB - The most feared man in the NFL is on the street again. As a long-time Steeler, it's not clear what has brought about this move, but needless to say, he's a terrifying and dominant presence on a football team and a great locker room presence.
Possible landing spots: Anyone in need of a pass rusher!




Someone may pick up a frightening and dedicated player before the year is done.



Unfortunately we come to our biggest section of the week. Even after just one week of football, we are looking at a lot of injuries to a lot of big-name guys. Here's the roundup:

Injuries:

DAL - T. Smith LT - Hamstring Tear (7 weeks) - Cowboys fans may be slightly fearful for Tony Romo's safety in the early season. The Cowboys have a solid O-Line, but the loss of Tyron Smith cannot be understated. We'll have to see if Romo can survive off his improvisational ways.

NYG - P. Amukamura CB - Quad Tear (4 weeks) - This fairly weak secondary has just gotten a whole lot weaker without their starting corner. However, it's only 4 weeks so hopefully, for Giants fans, it won't hurt the passing D too much.

NE - S. Vollmer RT - Hip Fracture (12 weeks) Huge loss here for the Patriots. We all know Tom Brady dislikes pressure, and losing one of his book-end tackles will give him cause for concern. Likelyhood is Coach Bellichick already has a plan B, but we will see how this affects Brady's protection and the run game.




Losing the long time tackle again is a big blow to the Pats.



OAK - A. Smith DT - Broken Hand (6 weeks) - Long-time Texan Antonio Brown will miss some time now for the Raiders. With this defense looking better, losing their starting DT, (and DE Justin Tuck who is out for 2 weeks also), will hamper the Raiders ability on defense some-what.

STL - R. Incognito OG - Pectoral Tear (20 weeks) IR - It looks like the Rams decision to take on Incognito hasn't paid off. With $1.72M dollars sunk in a player on IR, the Rams look worse off financially and protection-wise. Maybe letting Harvey Dahl walk wasn't the best choice after all, now they have neither.

SEA - M. Bennett DE - Hamstring Tear (4 weeks) - Not a long injury here, but an integral part of this pass rush. Seattle will travel to San Diego this week, and hopefully, this will take away some of their ability to get to Kellen Clemens.

PIT - A. Brown WR - Dislocated Ankle (5 weeks) - Bad news for Steelers fans, made even worse by the other news below. Antonio Brown was fantastic last year, and really gave Big Ben a security blanket, with him out for some time, he will have to look to his other receivers to help him out. However...

PIT - M. Wheaton WR - Dislocated Knee (5 weeks) - The 3rd round pick out of Oregon was toted to be this teams change of pace receiver and specialist returner. Pittsburgh will be without both of these things for the next 5 weeks. Ben will have to rely on the talents of rookie Martavis Bryant and lean on that run game, which shouldn't be an issue with Le'Veon Bell.

HOU - W. Mercilus OLB - Hamstring Tear (5 weeks) - Starting OLB Whitney Mercilus will join 2 other of his linebacking corps this week! With defenders dropping like flies, the Texans better hope they can keep some guys healthy, and lean on this excellent defense!


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10:20PM - Sep 8, 2014
University of Phoenix Stadium,
Glendale, ARI

Remember, full video coverage is available here!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MA...ature=youtu.be


For the second time in a row, the Cardinals and Chargers would clash on the field, only this time, it is for their first win in the regular season. In the last outing, the Cardinals smashed the Chargers in a one-sided contest. The Chargers will be looking for some retribution this time around!

The Cardinals received the ball to start the game and pushed up to the Charger's 39yd line. Luckily, a poor pass and some good coverage by the Chargers led to a 3 and out. A beautiful kick by rookie Chandler Catanzaro squeezed in to put the Cardinals ahead with the 56yd FG. A successful defensive drive by the Chargers.




The rookie from Clemson shows off his leg strength on this long attempt.



First Charger play from scrimmage, Clemens drops back to pass but coverage is very tight. Time runs out and he is smoked by DE Darnell Dockett and coughs up the football. Fellow DE Calais Campbell makes the recovery. Not a great start for the offense.

So with only a 9yd field to work with, the Cardinals stand to make it a two score game. But, some exquisite goal line defense meant the Chargers were able to hold the Cardinals to a 3 and out again! Stopping 3 plays in the red zone is no joke. Catanzaro puts away the 20yd FG.
Cardinals up 6-0.

A strong drive pushed the Chargers down to the 14yd line with some nice runs and short passing. Unfortunately, a near-sack on play action meant the Bolts had to settle for a 31yd FG.

However, as we have learnt, it was only a matter of time before someone broke off a big run against this defense. RB Jonathan Dwyer was that man, for 39yds.
13-3 Cardinals.

Into the 2nd Qtr, the Chargers worked down the field, including great catches by WRs Keenan Allen and Seyri Ajirotutu. Unfortunately, good pressure by the Cardinals caused a sack followed by an incompletion. Novak put the 34yd FG through.

The Cardinals receivers made some excellent catches on their next drive, but once again, the Chargers showed some grit on defense, leading to another FG. Catanzaro put through another beautiful 52 yarder. The young man showing a lot of promise early on.
The Cardinals were 0/3 on 3rd downs at this point.

Ryan Mathews led the charge on the next drive, pushing the defense back into their own half. Clemens completed a pass to TE Ladarius Green, (one of the many catches he had on the day), but MLB Darryl Washington was right there to strip the ball away. CB Peterson recovered, and the Bolts' momentum was stopped.

But even a short field wouldn't be enough for the Cardinals. Some great play from the secondary meant that they would kick yet another FG, 28 yards this time. Arizona had yet to convert a 3rd down all game.

So with 39secs left, Clemens tried to get some more points in the half. Most led to incompletions, but, after taking a wicked shot, Clemens threw a beautiful pass down the seam to Green. It would end the quarter however.
19-6 Cardinals.

With the Chargers receiving the ball in the 2nd half, things didn't start well. OG Chad Rinehart completely wiffed his block and Clemens was sacked back to the 10yd line. With a good gain from Green, 3 & 6 quickly became 4 & 16 as Clemens rolls right and is caught by OLB Sam Acho.

The Cardinals' drive would be capped off by a 17yd pass to John Brown. They would then line up for two and convert it to Michael Floyd.

So, down 27-6 the Chargers knew they would need a TD on this drive. They came up short with 4th & inches at the 39yd line so the punt team came onto the field. However, a miscommunication cost them a timeout and sent the offense back onto the field. FB David Johnson powered forward for 5yds to convert 4th down.
Clemens looked on-point this drive, delivering some well-timed passes and moving the ball effectively. He had 6 completions in a row, but, after making his 7th catch on a WR screen, Keenan Allen was dropped short by Patrick Peterson on the Cardinals 6. 4th & 1, and once again David Johnson come tumbling through the D-Line for a 1st down.
The Chargers first TD of the game finally came on a 2yd power run by Ryan Mathews, with 2 minutes left in the 3rd Qtr.

The Cardinals next drive would push them into the 4th Qtr. Carson Palmer hit 200 yds passing on this drive and capped it with a 2yd run by, you guessed it, Jonathan Dwyer.

With the game out of reach, the Chargers still kept firing, including a pass to WR Lavonn Brazil which he turns into a great 48yd gain, shrugging off FS Tyrann Mathieu. At the goal line, Ryan Mathews is turned away 3 times by stout defense, but a toss play to the left on 4th down gets the Chargers the TD they wanted, including a great block by David Johnson.
Cardinals get the ball, with the score 34-20.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Carson Palmer performs an illegal forward pass to make it 2nd & 16 and they can't overcome the distance, giving the ball back to the Chargers.

With the ball in hand, the Bolts deliver their best offensive drive of the day. Clemens squeezes the ball between two defenders to Green on a square out, who manages to shed tackles and juke his way up the sideline. He cannot make the last guy miss, resulting in a 29yd gain. No matter, one pass later Clemens slings it to Allen who is wide open on a slant for a 15yd TD. It's slightly behind him, but he still manages to control it into the endzone.
The score is now 34-27 and the Chargers need one more score to draw level!




Great ball skills here by Keenan to control the catch and put the Bolts one score closer.



The Cardinals begin grinding out the clock on the ground with Dwyer. But on 3rd down, a bad play call to fake FB and toss to HB leads to OLB Melvin Ingram's 8th tackle. Catanzaro comes on to attempt the 58yd FG! It's up and its, wide right! So the Chargers have one more chance to put this game to a tie!

The drive starts well with Green's 11th catch for a 1st down. A couple of plays later he is blasted by a DE and is clearly shaken but carries on regardless. 2 minute warning comes and it's 3rd & 3. Clemens finds Green, but he takes a hit and can't hang on to the relatively easy catch. So 4th down again, can the Chargers be 3/3 on 4th down? Luckily, they have Lavonn Brazil who makes a fearless catch down the middle and gets rocked, but holds on.
17yds away now, a bad decision makes it 2nd & 12. Clemens drops back, and Baldwin has Peterson beat on the fly. He delivers it pinpoint and Baldwin falls into the endzone for the touchdown!
Flag on the play, offensive PI, Branden Oliver. The Chargers fans let out a collective groan.
2nd & 22 soon becomes 3rd & 22, and on his 51st pass, Clemens throws a poor pass and the game is done.

Final Score: ARI-34 SD-27


San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
Sep 8, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
San Diego Chargers (0-0)3371427
Arizona Cardinals (0-0)1368734
Team Stats Comparison
SDGARI
Total Offense397353
Rushing Yards54107
Passing Yards343246
First Downs2114
Punt Return Yards2014
Kick Return Yards173147
Total Yards590514
Turnovers20
3rd Down Converstion53
4th Down Conversion40
2-Point Conversion01
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3/22/2
Penalties11
Posession Time29:3722:23
San Diego Chargers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
K. Clemens36/5138010
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
R. Mathews15473.12
D. Johnson273.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
L. Green - TE1113812.50
K. Allen - WR8729.01
L. Brazil - WR79713.90
D. Inman - WR44010.00
R. Mathews - HB252.50
J. Baldwin - WR2105.00
S. Ajirotutu - WR199.00
D. Johnson - FB199.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
D. Fluker - RT01
C. Rinehart - LG01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
M. Ingram - OLB9000
D. Butler - MLB9000
S. Wright - CB4000
J. Addae - SS4000
M. Elam - SS3000
M. Te'o - MLB2000
J. Young - FS2000
S. Williams - CB2000
J. Verrett - CB1000
R. Carrathers - DT1000
K. Reyes - DE1100
J. Attaochu - OLB1000
T. Williams - OLB1000
C. Liuget - DE1000
D. Stuckey - FS1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
N. Novak2/23/399
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
P. Scifres14242.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
A. Blake817321.60
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
A. Blake12020.00
Arizona Cardinals
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
C. Palmer19/3024910
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
J. Dwyer181086.02
S. Taylor231.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
J. Brown - WR79313.31
M. Floyd - WR4328.00
L. Fitzgerald - WR35217.30
D. Fells - TE24221.00
J. Dwyer - HB2178.50
J. Brown - WR11313.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
K. Minter - MLB8100
S. Acho - OLB7100
D. Washington - MLB7100
P. Peterson - CB7000
D. Bucanon - SS6000
M. Shaughnessy - OLB5000
T. Jefferson - SS5000
J. Powers - CB4000
D. Williams - DT3000
J. Bethel - CB2000
A. Cromartie - CB2000
D. Dockett - DE1100
C. Campbell - DE1000
T. Mathieu1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
C. Catanzaro4/52/21456
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
D. Zastudil14242.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
P. Peterson410025.00
T. Ginn24723.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
P. Peterson11414.00


This was actually a pretty good outing for this squad. They knuckled down on defense and limited the Cardinals as best they good, more or less halving their points scored compared to last game.
The offense seemed flat up until the 3rd Qtr, where it came alive in a big way! Let's hope this doesn't become a trend and they can find that intensity early on.
The Chargers fared well through the air against this great secondary and weren't stifled in the ground game.
All in all, bit of a heart-wrenching loss for the young guys, but a good showing all the same.

But let's address the elephant in the room, Oliver's PI call that cost the Bolts the game. We caught up with him in the locker room after the game;

"I feel sick, you know, knowing that you let down your team mates like that is an awful feeling. Just a rookie making a rookie mistake, and I have to live with that, especially if it costs us our season...
...I'm sure I'll have a bunch of hate on Twitter when I get home."

Oliver's current situation isn't an uncommon one, rookies are put under so much pressure to perform these days by their team and fans. Mental stresses to athletes from social media and other outlets are real, and they notice no matter what they say.
We will have to see if he can overcome this set-back and continue to perform how we know he can. We would advise to leave his Twitter alone though!




'GOAT of the game', Oliver will have to keep his head in the right place after a costly mistake.



Offensive Game ball: QB - Kellen Clemens; Clemens had a great outing, completing nearly 75% of his passes, whilst throwing it 51 times! He can't take all the credit for his numbers, but he helped orchestrate a near-magnificent comeback.
Special mention to TE Ladarius Green also for his outstanding performance!

Defensive Game ball: OLB - Melvin Ingram; Ingram led the team in tackles today and played Johnny-on-the-spot. Whilst no one had a standout performance on defense, Ingram played hard and made some big stops when it counted.


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