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    San Diego State Aztecs (2018-Present)
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    Baltimore Ravens Scout (2018), San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers GM (2019-Present), Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach (2020), Los Angeles Chargers Owner (2020-Present)
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  1. When your low player grade goes to your punter, and he averages 47.6 per punt, one would think you would win.
  2. Beat the Jets and still ranked behind them. Still, our #18 ranking is about 10 spots higher than anyone would have anticipated before the season.
  3. Wow, Liberty signed Brian Uhrlacher? Damn, program is ready for a turnaround.
  4. As teams start to plan out their contract offers, would it be possible to get the 2024 draft salaries and salary cap announced ahead of time, please?
  5. I think the first question that has to be asked would be: Is ownership having a playing role greater than just hiring the GM, Coach, Scout, and Coordinators more important than possibly upsetting the competitive balance of the league? Right now, outside of franchises starting at different times in the league's history, (which the advantages of those has almost completely disappeared by now), every franchise has the same, equal, chance at being competitive, spending their cap money how they see fit. Changes to the ownership role would certainly erase that 100% chance of equality. Whether that be by some teams struggling to make enough money to pay a full cap's worth of salaries, by teams being given different advantages or disadvantages in the signing/retention of players, or on-field performance bonuses, etc., giving the owners a more active role will change the competitive balance of the league. Now, would it make it more fun for the owners? Yeah, probably. I'm an owner. I can see that. I'd enjoy having a few more things to play with. But I enjoy the GM side of things. That's why I play. I have never been, nor will I ever be "just" an owner. So the question is, do we want to disturb the competitive balance and also generate more work? That's up to Soluna/Alien.
  6. Colts: Two weeks in a row without a 100-yard rusher.
  7. Did this last year at the halfway mark, and people seemed to enjoy it, and many others joined in. Thought I'd do it again, and also compare some numbers to the same point last season. I'm only going to do offense this year, since the Chargers have had so many different players contribute on defense. A couple of non-offensive highlights would be two players with 5+ sacks, more forced turnovers (10) than last year (8), and two special teams scores. Here we go: Quarterback Matty Swift: 172/264 (65.15%) 2040 yards, 14 TD, 7 INT 2022 Swift (1st 8 games): 201/354 (56.8%) 2356 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT Matty has been much more efficient this season despite losing several of his favorite targets. The Chargers traded Scott Howard away, and have 3 WR and 1 TE on Injured Reserve, including 2022 1000-yard receiver, M.L. Kriewaldt. Swift has been in the Top 10 all season in completion percentage, and is in the top half of the league in passer rating for the first time in his career. Projected Final Stats: 344 completions, 4080 yards, 28 TDs, 14 INT Running Backs Brannon Austin: 89 carries / 383 yards, 4.30 YPC, 3 TDs, 0 Fumbles Mamadou Heard: 41 carries / 127 yards, 3.10 YPC, 0 TDs, 0 Fumbles, 4 Rec, 32 Yards, 1 TD 2022 Austin: 89 carries 295 yards, 3.31 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles 2022 Heard: 25 carries, 109 yards, 4.36 YPC, 0 TD, 0 Fumbles, 11 Rec, 119 Yards, 1 TD The same number of carries for Austin makes for an easy comparison, though his 2023 campaign has been marred by an awfully slow start. His last several games though, have been his best, giving the offense a balance that was not present earlier. Projected Final Stats: Austin: 188 Carries, 766 yards, 6 TDs, 0 Fumbles Heard: 82 carries, 254 yards, 0 TDs, 0 Fumbles, 8 Rec, 64 yards, 2 TDs Wide Receivers: Greg Cobb: 39 receptions, 603 yards, 4 TDs Jarvis Ward: 22 receptions, 317 yards, 1 TD William Moore: 17 receptions, 186 yards, 1 TD Mark Harrington: 8 receptions, 125 yards, 2 TDs M.L. Kriewaldt: 26 receptions, 300 yards, 2 TDs (Played in 4 games - out for season) 2022 Through 8 games: Greg Cobb 26 Rec, 366 Yards, 3 TD Jarvis Ward 29 Rec, 369 Yards, 0 TD M.L. Kriewaldt 47 Rec, 584 Yards, 5 TD Cobb is growing on Swift as a favorite target. It took some time for the two of them to gel, but Cobb's drops are way down this season, and his receptions and yards are way up. Ward got off to a slow start, but had the best game of his career this week against the Broncos, showing that perhaps he is ready to break out. Kriewaldt was off to a great start before an injury derailed his season. The loss of MLK will certainly skew many of these projections for other players, as the targets and playing time will be distributed differently. Projected Final Stats: Cobb: 78 receptions, 1206 yards, 8 TDs Ward: 44 receptions, 634 yards, 2 TDs Moore: 34 receptions, 372 yards, 2 TDs Harrington: 16 receptions, 250 yards, 4 TDs Tight Ends Damian Mason: 30 receptions, 351 yards, 3 TDs Nate Linsley: Played in 1 game (injured in preseason) 2022 Through 8 Games: Scott Howard 47 Rec, 600 Yards, 4 TD, 0 Drops (No Longer with Team) Damien Mason 5 Rec, 60 Yards, 1 TD, 0 Drops It is not easy to replace a Hall of Famer, but Mason has been solid. The team bet on Mason being a valuable target, and he has been just that. Linsley was drafted to aid the run game and give the team depth at the position, but he just made his pro debut this past week, after an injury in preseason. Projected Final Stats: Mason 60 receptions, 702 yards, 6 TDs Linsley: Incomplete Kicking: Rafael Davidson: 13/15 FGs, 15/17 PATs 2022 Davidson through 8 games: 13/16 FGs One of the more accurate kickers in the league, Davidson makes up in accuracy what he lacks in distance, though he did make a 53-yarder this season. Both misses were off the upright from 47 yards out, so he didn't miss by much. Projected Final Stats: 26/30 FGs, 30/34 PATs Most importantly... Wins: 4 Like last year, when our midseason total of 2 wins was something to celebrate, we find ourselves at the midway point of 2023 with 4 victories. Certainly something worth taking a little pride in. It's been a long, long road. But there are still several big hurdles in front of us, including perhaps the most brutal 5-game stretch imaginable coming up soon. Getting to six wins would be an accomplishment for this team, but in many eyes, getting to four already has been.
  8. I see 5 Charger TDs in the box score, plus 3 field goals. And a missed extra point. 3 Passing/Receiving. 1 rushing. 1 punt return. 37 points doesn't make sense for that. Would typically be 43, depending if we went for two at some point or not.
  9. There's a pretty good QB recruit not listed here.
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    [2023] Week #8 - MNF

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  11. First question: How long do you think is a long enough cooling down period before returning to the Cardinals after you trade Brian Brown for Rahim Murrell?
  12. Damn, Cliff hit from 58
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