After a February attempt to lure LaDainian Tomlinson out of retirement, the Chargers have since added Danny Woodhead and re-signed Ronnie Brown to another contract. The Bolts also have Edwin Baker and Fozzy Whittaker on the roster. That may lead some to believe that the team is set at running back for the 2013 season.
I’m not so sure that is the case.
Tom Telesco has made it clear through both his actions and his words that he is willing to do whatever it takes to improve this roster. He showed this by not overspending in free agency and his selecting of the best player available mantra during the draft.
So I bring to you an acquisition that was brought to me by Jason Ciano (@Cianochess of Twitter and diehard #BoltFam member).
Should the Chargers consider bringing in Ahmad Bradshaw via free agency? My opinion is that will not be necessary. But I can easily see why it might be a good fit. Evan Silva of Rotoworld seems to think the same when he wrote that Tampa Bay and San Diego could be possible destinations for the injury prone Bradshaw.
My reasoning behind not bringing in Bradshaw is as I just mentioned. Despite the fact that he is very effective when healthy, how often is he healthy? Not often enough for me. The Chargers currently have more than enough players with injury-laden pasts.
That being said, I’d like the fans to throw their opinions into the ring. Below is a poll. Place your vote and tell us why, or why not, San Diego should sign Ahmad Bradshaw.
Thanks a lot for reading and voting. I look forward to seeing how this one plays out.
The NFL has already released the opponents that all 32 teams will face in 2013. Tomorrow marks the day when they announce when you play these opponents.
In no particular order, here are some questions to look at when the schedule is released:
– When does the Bye week take place?
– How many trips to the opposite coast are there?
– Where in the season do the divisional matchups take place?
– Are there any primetime games? Ex: Thursday, Sunday, or Monday Night games?
– Is the opener on the road or at home?
– Any games against former teams for new head coaches that coached elsewhere last season? ( #Boom )
– Who will open against the Eagles? (Last four Superbowl Champs have opened against Philadelphia)
Those are just some of the things NFL franchises look at when the schedule is released. Players in the NFL also look to see when they are visiting their home state in order to figure out when they’ll be shelling out cash for tickets for their families to attend the games.
I know the schedule release is very important to me. That is when I plan my trips to San Diego home games and away games. Although I’d love to go to all of them, it’s just not possible. My hope is that I attend 8 games this season.
I hope to see as many of you as possible out there supproting the Bolts.
Thanks a lot for reading.
The end of the 2011 lockout gave us, the fans of the NFL, assurance we won’t have to suffer though this torture for another decade. What affect did it have on the teams? Players that would not get a shot normally got a chance to compete to start because rookies and veterans found themselves on the same uneven ground. The best example was the Russell Wilson story in Seattle. The Seahawks paid big for quarterback Matt Flynn but with a compressed camp and preseason Wilson outperformed the projected starter and led the Seahawks to the playoffs. Coaches that would have been fired got to stay on their respective teams. Players that would have been cut were kept just for the sake of continuity. The lockout forced a lot of hands with varying results. How did this affect the Chargers?