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Merriman returns fresh and hungry

Discussion in 'American Football' started by mapcap55, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. mapcap55

    mapcap55 BoltTalker

    Aug 21, 2006
    USA Today Inside Slant


    —The Chargers were just 2-for-11 on third downs against Oakland, and WR Eric Parker was responsible for both of the conversions with catches.

    —San Diego had a franchise-best 14 sacks in its two-game series with the Raiders.

    —The Chargers have won 10 consecutive November games.:tup:

    —RB LaDainian Tomlinson is two TD passes shy of Walter Payton's mark for a non-quarterback. Tomlinson threw the sixth of his career Sunday, a 19-yarder to TE Antonio Gates.

    —For the first time this season, CBs Drayton Florence and Quentin Jammer had interceptions in the same game.

    —There's a new sack leader among the Chargers, and his name isn't Shawne Merriman. LB Shaun Phillips had 1.5 of the team's five sacks, giving him 9.5 on the year — a half-sack more than Merriman. "I honestly wish I could have gotten a couple more," Phillips said. "I felt we could have gotten a couple more as a unit. (But) Aaron Brooks is an illusive quarterback, and he was able to make a couple of good plays running around."

    —Here's what Schottenheimer was thinking in the wake of WR Vincent Jackson's spiking of the ball, which nearly returned possession to the Raiders. "What in the world are you thinking about?" he said.

    —QB Philip Rivers never did achieve a real comfort level in the pocket. "I was just out of whack, speeded up a little bit," he said. "I left the pocket a couple of times when I didn't need to. You hope you don't have this kind of game, (but) we still came away with a win."

    —Sunday's trip will be the final regular-season one for the Chargers away from the West Coast. The Chargers final road game on Christmas Eve is in Seattle.


    —DE Luis Castillo (ankle) could miss his fourth consecutive game. Coach Marty Schottenheimer didn't sound confident about Castillo playing on the artificial turf in Buffalo on Sunday.

    —WR Keenan McCardell (calf) should be able to go this week after missing the Oakland game.

    —LG Kris Dielman (ankle) is hopeful about practicing later in the week. He was a late scratch Sunday.

    —Backup CB Cletis Gordon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning in San Diego.

    —FS Marlon McCree (calf) should play this week after not being able to go Sunday.

    —RB LaDainian Tomlinson now has 24 touchdowns, four off the NFL single-season record set last year by Seattle RB Shaun Alexander.

    —If Michael Turner (hamstring) is fit, coach Marty Schottenheimer expects him to remain the kick returner over Antonio Cromartie.
  2. Katrina

    Katrina BoltTalker

    Oct 2, 2006
    I just read that he had "LIGHTS OUT" shaved into his haircut.
    Is there a picture anywhere? I gotta see that!
  3. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    And the only person that is going to suffer is JP Losman

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