Against this Dolphins' secondary, the Chargers should have a lot more success in the passing game. Philip Rivers is not the mobile type so if the Dolphins get a push up the middle they'll force early and possibly bad throws, and that exponentially increases the potential for an interception. As a result, the National Football League can't be too thrilled that Los Angeles was having trouble selling out a 27,000-seat soccer stadium for a Sunday afternoon game in September.
Chargers DE Melvin Ingram, a first-round pick out of SC in 2012, had a one-word response when asked about the potential issues the 11-year veteran signal caller from Vanderbilt could pose.
All NFL regular season games can be seen on NFL Sunday Ticket, but you have to pay for the subscription. Being out here for a week, we've been able to focus on getting our jobs done. Or shall we say, replaceable. Sure, close to 27,000 fans in a 27,000-seat venue may sound great for the home team, but how loyal will Charger fans be come Sunday?
The Chargers lost on Monday Night in Denver so this week, the Miami Dolphins have spent more time in Southern California than the team that at least temporarily calls Los Angeles home.
The Los Angeles Chargers showed up a little too late in Denver.
They returned, some after long auto trips that began the previous day, late Tuesday for a walk-through practice. But they should get a jolt of energy from playing their first game in their new Los Angeles home.
Like the Seahawks' Blue Thunder, Tamar added a drum line, calling them The Thunder Bolts.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers make official Los Angeles debut in return to market after 56 seasons in San Diego. Cutler planned to become an analyst on Fox TV broadcasts this season, but he changed his mind and rejoined former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase (now the Dolphins' coach) after an injury sidelined QB Ryan Tannehill. "Some of those guys were surprised". They even asked [if we could build] an upper deck at StubHub because they liked it so much.
"It was exciting. The fields were outstanding. It's one of the best fields I've ever been on".