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Latest Episodes

Training Camp Battles: Defense & Special Teams

Chargers Training Camp kicks off at the end of the month which means the Lightning Round Podcast is back to examine the important positions battles in camp. The guys cover Defense and Special Teams giving insight on the depth chart and some interesting competitions that will play out into preseason. The guys also give you some names to watch for, some players that could be on the bubble as well as some possible cuts.

148: Life without Hunter Henry & the Chargers Top 5 Undrafted Free Agents

The guys cover the bad news first and talk about where the Chargers go from here after losing Tight End Hunter Henry for the season. They lay out what this means for the Offense and also discuss some Free Agent options to fill the void. Once that depressing order of business is out of the way Garrett and Jame list their Top 5 Undrafted Free Agents heading into camp.

147: Chargers 2018 Draft Recap

At the top of the show listen to the live reaction of the Derwin James pick and the emotional roller coaster leading up to the Chargers selection. Garrett and Jamie talk about all seven selections made by the Chargers during the 2018 NFL Draft. They talk about the series of events that unfolded for Derwin James to fall and breakdown each player and their fit with the team heading into the season. Once they go through all the picks they discuss the team’s overall draft philosophy and what the plan is going forward. Once they wrap up the good and the bad from the draft, Garrett and Jamie give their overall grades for the Chargers draft.

BFTB Live 7 Round Mock Draft Podcast

On Friday Night some members from Bolts from the Blue: Matthew Stanley, Kyle Posey, Daniel Stebbins, and myself (Garrett Sisti) did a Live Mock Draft Show. We used the Fanspeak draft simulator to play GM for the other 31 teams. We made the Chargers picks live on the show and discussed each selection. During the broadcast Kyle Posey dropped some insight on who the Chargers might select at 17th overall and gives clues on who the players might or might not be.

Remember we’re going to be streaming live all three days of the draft as well so make sure to tune in then to watch/hear our live reactions on each Chargers draft pick.

146: Mock Draft Madness 2018

The NFL Draft is only a week and a half away so Garrett and Jamie play GM on FOUR mock drafts. They each do a mock draft guessing what they think the Chargers will do through all 7 rounds and then they each give their ideal picks for the 2018 draft. Not only that, the guys give you the 3 most overrated players in this draft and their Top 10 overall big board. Listen and prepare yourselves for the NFL draft starting next Thursday.

145: Updating Free Agency Moves & the 2018 QB Class

It is the very last positional breakdown on the Lightning Podcast Draft Podcasts and to wrap it all up they discuss the 2018 Quarterback prospects. They go over some of the top players in this class, list their personal Top 5, also give a sleeper and possible fits including what round they begin looking for these positions in the draft. To end the show, both guys agree on the one player that deserves the “Lightning Round Podcast Stamp of Approval” for the Chargers pick at #17. The Quarterbacks they cover on this show are:

Josh Rosen – UCLA

Sam Darnold – USC

Josh Allen – Wyoming

Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma

Lamar Jackson – Louisville

Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma St.

Kyle Lauletta – Richmond 

144: 2018 Draft Show: Edge Defenders & Defensive Tackles

The guys cover Edge rushers and Defensive Lineman on this week’s draft show. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, also give some sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers including what round they begin looking for these positions in the draft. The Edge & Defensive Tackles they cover on this show are:

Bradley Chubb – N.C. State

Harold Landry – Boston College

Marcus Davenport – UTSA

Arden Key – LSU

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo – Oklahoma

Shaquem Griffin – UCF 

Hercules Mata’afa – Washington St.

Vita Vea – Washington

Da’Ron Payne – Alabama

Maurice Hurst – Michigan

Harrison Phillips – Stanford

Taven Bryan – Florida

Tim Settle – Virginia Tech

143: Recapping the Chargers Moves in Free Agency & the 2018 OL Class

Today’s show is an extended version of the Lightning Round Podcast, it resembles a Director’s Cut of a movie but unfortunately not the good kind like “Blade Runner” it leans more toward the heavy-handed cut of “Apocalypse Now.” The Chargers made some moves in Free Agency so far and the guys cover all the extensions, tags, re-signings, new additions and a few departures. The guys also talk about the team visiting with Free Agent Center Mike Pouncey and how they’ve fared almost a week into Free Agency. They cover Offensive Tackles, Guards and Centers on this week’s draft show. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, also give some sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers including what round they begin looking for these positions in the draft. The Offensive Lineman they cover on this show are:

Mike McGlinchey – Notre Dame

Orlando Brown – Oklahoma

Connor Williams – Texas

Chukwuma Okorafor – Western Michigan

Kolton Miller – UCLA

Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame

Will Hernandez – UTEP

Isaiah Wynn – Georgia

Billy Price – Ohio St.

James Daniels – Iowa

142: 2018 Draft Show: Linebackers

The guys start the show off with a few questions regarding the ramifications of Tre Boston signing with Drew Rosenhaus and also how candid Anthony Lynn has been with the media. They cover (primarily) off-ball Linebackers on this week’s draft show. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, also give some sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers including what round they begin looking for these positions in the draft. The Linebackers they cover on this show are:

Roquan Smith – Georgia

Tremaine Edmunds – Virginia Tech

Rashaan Evans – Alabama

Leighton Vander Esch – Boise St.

Malik Jefferson – Texas

Micah Kiser – Virginia

141: 2018 Draft Show: Running Backs & Tight Ends

At the beginning of this podcast the boys take a couple of questions regarding the most important rounds for Telesco to have a “great” draft, is this ’18 QB class being over-hyped and they dig a little deeper on how much film they watch. The guys cover running backs and tight ends on this week’s draft show. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, also give some sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers including what round they begin looking for these positions in the draft. The running backs and tight ends they cover on this show are:

Running Backs

Saquon Barkley – Penn St.

Derrius Guice – LSU

Ronald Jones – USC

Sony Michel – Georgia

Rashaad Penny – San Diego State

Nick Chubb – Georgia

Tight Ends

Mike Gesicki – Penn St.

Hayden Hurst – South Carolina

Dallas Goedert – South Dakota St.

Ian Thomas – Indiana

Dalton Schultz – Stanford

Mark Andrews – Oklahoma