Bad day for the Bolts

Brutal, just brutal. Chargers and Joey Bosa continue to act like 3 and 4-year-old brother and sister and just for good measure, Damion Square is suspended for four games. Haven’t had this much fun since John Jefferson and Fred Dean held out the same year. Let’s see where we stand. It looks like Darius Philon […] Bad day for the Bolts - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego Chargers...
Via Bolt Beat
3 hours ago

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for handling of Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers drafted Ohio State’s stud defensive end Joey Bosa No. 3 overall, hoping he could help lead a defense that has largely been nameless since Shawne Merriman left in 2010. But, a rather lengthy and increasingly ugly contract dispute has put a damper on those hopes. As the NFL enters the third of four games across the league, Bosa is still not in uniform for...
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for Joey Bosa situation

It’s no secret the San Diego Chargers are looking at the Cleveland Browns in the rear view mirror as the NFL’s most dysfunctional organization. The Joey Bosa situation, which was preceded by All-Pro safety Eric Weddle getting punched in the nuggets by the Chargers, only serves to highlight this truth. Bosa still is no closer to showing up for work with one preseason game to...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is laughing at the San Diego Chargers

Well, it didn’t take long for everyone to turn on the Chargers for their ridiculous behavior. I’m going to excerpt a few quotes from it, but do yourself a favor and go read Mike Freeman’s article “NFL General Managers Laughing at Chargers for Ruining Joey Bosa’s Rookie Season.” While we mentioned earlier this week how rare it is for an NFL team to negotiate a rookie contract...
Via Bolts From The Blue
15 hours ago

The San Diego Chargers are to Blame for the Joey Bosa Contract Stalemate

The San Diego Chargers selected Joey Bosa with the third overall selection in 2016 NFL Draft. The Chargers and Bosa expected contract talks to be a smooth process and Bosa would get on the field to help turn around the slumping Chargers defense. That has not been the case as Bosa remains the only unsigned pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. Both sides of the negotiations have gone public...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa: 'We all want him here'

SAN DIEGO (AP) A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had nice things to say about the former Ohio State star. ''I think everybody understands the business side to this,'' McCoy said Thursday. ''But we all understand the type of player Joey is. He loves the game, he plays with passion. So I'm sure...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Poll shows Chargers' stadium proposal has only 25 percent support

The Chargers will be in San Diego for the 2016 season in the hopes of getting a new, publicly funded downtown stadium. But it looks like the public is not willing to pay the bill on this one.According to a YouGov poll requested by USA Today, only a quarter of San Diego adults strongly or somewhat support the new, taxpayer-funded stadium proposal, which would cost $1.8 billion.The...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

San Diego Chargers: Preseason Takeaways

We’re about two weeks away until the start of the NFL regular season, and with two preseason games already in the books, teams are gradually figuring out what their strengths and weaknesses are. The San Diego Chargers followed up their 27-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 with an impressive 19-3 win against the Arizona Cardinals, and there’s certainly a lot to takeaway...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: San Diego Chargers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the San Diego Chargers. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite solid numbers again from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, they rank 26th in the NFL in terms of points per game and win just four games, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Why...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers DL Damion Square suspended 4 games

The San Diego Chargers were going into the 2016 season hoping they could fix their run defense, but they might not have enough players to even play on the defensive line. It’s been a busy day for San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gehlken, who reported on Wednesday that first-round pick Joey Bosa rejected the Chargers’ best offer. […] Chargers DL Damion Square suspended 4...
Via Bolt Beat
2 days ago

Chargers Release Statement After Joey Bosa Refuses Top Offer

The holdout between Joey Bosa, the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft, and the San Diego Chargers continues. San Diego vowed that they will reduce the offer to the Ohio State DE. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016  “An initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers issue damning statement on first round pick Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is still the only draft pick yet to be signed, and after the Chargers issued a statement today detailing the failing contract negotiations between the two parties. It doesn’t look like he’ll be wearing Charger colors anytime soon. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa.
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers escalate the Joey Bosa feud on Twitter, pull contract offer

The contract dispute between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers doesn't appear to have an amicable end in sight.After it was recently reported that the two sides had resumed talks, the team released a statement on Wednesday detailing its latest offer, while making it clear that it no longer expects Bosa to be able to contribute in all 16 regular season games -- which will be reflected...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe ''Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers go public with Joey Bosa contract stalemate, no deal close

The stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and top pick Joey Bosa has gone very public and has the potential to get very ugly. Bosa turned down the latest offer from the Chargers, with the two sides “nowhere,” according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined....
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. — San Diego Chargers (...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa rejects San Diego Chargers best offer

The San Diego Chargers sent in their best contract offer to Joey Bosa and it was rejected. We were expecting a little bit of news on Joey Bosa coming soon, but this is some news that we didn’t want to hear. This is just crap! Joey Bosa just rejected the San Diego Chargers best contract […] Joey Bosa rejects San Diego Chargers best offer - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego Chargers...
Via Bolt Beat
2 days ago

With Chargers draft pick Bosa absent, others taking up slack

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers broke camp but they haven't broken their stalemate with defensive end Joey Bosa. The No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft remained unsigned as the team started preparing Monday for this week's preseason game at the Minnesota Vikings. There was chatter last week of movement between the two parties. But Bosa, the only player from the draft not to...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers can only blame themselves for Joey Bosa holdout

The NFL’s opening weekend of the 2016 preseason is officially underway and this year’s third overall draft pick is still unsigned as the ongoing saga between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers has now dragged into mid-August. Both sides refusing to budge over bonus money that the San Diego ownership is required to pay Bosa under the NFL’s rookie salary scale. The issue that...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: How significant is the Stevie Johnson injury?

When the San Diego Chargers lost wide receiver Stevie Johnson last year due to hamstring and groin problems, it seemed as if it came at the most inopportune time. Johnson was just starting to develop a rhythm with quarterback Philip Rivers, but he finished the season with just 45 receptions for 497 yards in 10 games played. And now in 2016 it’s a little bit of déjà vu. Johnson...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Joey Bosa-San Diego Chargers situation continues to worsen

The Joey Bosa-San Diego Chargers saga has been going on for months now, and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better, according to a new report. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report released a video on Thursday that broke down the situation between the Chargers and their first round pick. Cole continued to echo the sentiment that the dispute is bad and causing quite a bit of damage...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bosa feels Chargers have caused ‘irreparable damage’

Joey Bosa has held out longer than any first-round draft pick since the new collective bargaining agreement went into place, and it appears there is no end in sight in his standoff with the San Diego Chargers. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, negotiations between Bosa and the Chargers have “turned ugly” and the two sides have not spoken in weeks. “Bosa feels there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa Called Out By Antonio Gates, “Be A Man”

Joey Bosa has yet to report to Chargers’ training camp. The former Ohio State star defensive end is holding out, as he, his agent and San Diego’s front office can’t come to terms on a contract. Rule No. 1 in NFL locker rooms is typically, “don’t ever talk about another man’s money,” but Chargers’ veteran tight end Antonio Gates apparently doesn’t care. He’s called...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to miss entire 2016 season

The San Diego Chargers learned Wednesday that starting receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the entire 2016 season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Johnson’s surgery to repair a torn meniscus revealed a more damaging injury than previously believed. Once without a clear recovery timeline, Johnson is now expected to miss the full season. Following surgery to repair...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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