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*** OFFICIAL *** Chargers vs. Browns GameDay Thread

#5
Cleveland at San Diego

NFL.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 1, 2006) -- Despite injuries and off-the-field troubles, the San Diego Chargers defense has become one of the most effective in the NFL.

The Chargers (5-2) will look to continue shutting down opponents despite the loss of one of their most important defensive players when they play host to the struggling Cleveland Browns (2-5) on Nov. 5.

San Diego will be without outside linebacker Shawne Merriman as he begins a four-game suspension for testing positive for steroids. Merriman, the 2005 NFL defensive rookie of the year who leads the NFL with 8½ sacks this season, decided not to appeal the suspension.

"My teammates want me to do what's best for myself," Merriman said Oct. 29. "I want to do what's best for the team."

The loss of Merriman, who blamed a tainted supplement for the positive test, is another blow to a defense that is allowing only 15.6 points per game -- sixth in the NFL. Starting linebacker Steve Foley was shot by an off-duty police officer Sept. 3, and Shaun Phillips took over for him. Phillips, though, missed the 38-24 victory against St. Louis on Oct. 29 with a calf injury and presumably has only a 50 percent chance of playing against the Browns.

"We're obviously going to support Shawne and we'll prepare for the alternatives much the way we would if we had a player who wasn't available for other reasons," said Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, whose team is 3-0 at home. "We'll put the pieces together and go back to work."

Carlos Polk, who missed most of the past two seasons due to injuries, is expected to start in Merriman's place. Polk has no starts and one sack in six seasons.

San Diego also is likely to be without defensive end Igor Olshansky, who's expected to be doubtful due to a knee injury.

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#12
Thumper said:
"We're obviously going to support Shawne and we'll prepare for the alternatives much the way we would if we had a player who wasn't available for other reasons," said Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, whose team is 3-0 at home. "We'll put the pieces together and go back to work."

Carlos Polk, who missed most of the past two seasons due to injuries, is expected to start in Merriman's place. Polk has no starts and one sack in six seasons.

Against a 2-5 Cleveland team it's a good time to fix the DEFENCE
for the road games to come. If Carlos Polk gets a sack, he should
dance the LIGHTS OUT as regard to Shawne.
 

wrbanwal

Well-Known Member
#14
GOOOOOOD MORNING BOLTHEADS!!!!


sunny and a balmy 52 degrees in the GREAT LAKE STATE!!!

:icon_banana: :icon_banana:

LET'S ROCK & ROLL !!!


PS. Is the tailgate cam up???
 

Trumpet_Man

Well-Known Member
#15
wrbanwal said:
GOOOOOOD MORNING BOLTHEADS!!!!


sunny and a balmy 52 degrees in the GREAT LAKE STATE!!!

:icon_banana: :icon_banana:

LET'S ROCK & ROLL !!!


PS. Is the tailgate cam up???
:bolt: The WEBCAM will be up around 10 AM PST or 4 more hours. :bolt:
 

HEXEDBOLT

Don't like it, lump it!!!
#16
I'd like to see Gate's go for 100 plus with 2 or more TD's and for Philip to go over 300, heck 350 with 2 plus TD's no INT's.

Really what I want is for our D to shut KW.2 trap, nothing like eating through wire mesh. :bolt:
 

wrbanwal

Well-Known Member
#17
I kinda hope Frye has a decent day - he's my QB

but, not to kw2 - :no:

I hope he likes the taste of the Murphy dirt !!! :icon_evil:
 
#18
HEXEDBOLT said:
I'd like to see Gate's go for 100 plus with 2 or more TD's and for Philip to go over 300, heck 350 with 2 plus TD's no INT's.

Really what I want is for our D to shut KW.2 trap, nothing like eating through wire mesh. :bolt:
:bolt: :icon_toast: Amen Brotha on that for both Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates and hopefully Gates will quiet KW2 up on the field.:icon_toast::bolt:
 

Trumpet_Man

Well-Known Member
#19
HEXEDBOLT said:
I'd like to see Gate's go for 100 plus with 2 or more TD's and for Philip to go over 300, heck 350 with 2 plus TD's no INT's.

Really what I want is for our D to shut KW.2 trap, nothing like eating through wire mesh. :bolt:
Vicious.

I like it. :tup: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_toast:

Ok time for me to start heading out the door for an 80 mile trek one way to the Bolt temple of hedonistic pleasures.

:bolt: Later and Go Chargers ~~~:bolt:
 
#20
Trumpet_Man said:
Vicious.

I like it. :tup: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_toast:

Ok time for me to start heading out the door for an 80 mile trek one way to the Bolt temple of hedonistic pleasures.

:bolt: Later and Go Chargers ~~~:bolt:
Same here but not as far to travel.

Got to go.

:bolt: GO CHARGERS:bolt:
 

Trumpet_Man

Well-Known Member
#23
Chargers 55

Browns 6

I am out the door. See you cats at the tailgater !!

Rock and roll !!!!

:icon_party: :icon_party: Wooohooo !!!!! :icon_party: :icon_party:
 

HEXEDBOLT

Don't like it, lump it!!!
#30
turbo_turtle said:
:bolt: :icon_toast: Amen Brotha on that for both Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates and hopefully Gates will quiet KW2 up on the field.:icon_toast::bolt:

It's hard to be a long distance fan but I do my best. :bolt: :icon_party: :icon_toast: One of these season's (I hope next year) I'll be able to make a roadie out west.

Yes I'd like to see Philip and Gates hook up for some great gain's and TD's. :bolt:
 

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