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:
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:
To start this podcast Garrett and Jamie talk about how these draft shows are going to roll out leading up to the draft and this show is all about the DBs. The guys cover Cornerbacks, Free Safeties and Strong Safeties. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, give sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers. The corners and safeties they cover on this show are:
Today marks the beginning of the 2018 Lightning Round Podcast Draft Shows and it begins with an exciting new upgrade they’ve done this year in their analysis. After they give details on how they’re gonna layout these shows, Garrett and Jamie breakdown the “projected” Top 9 draft eligible Wide Receivers and how they have them all graded. Once they run through the list, the guys add two more “sleeper” picks each and then rank their Top 5 and even extend it out to their Top 10 Wide Receivers in this draft class. The “projected” Top 9 players they cover are:
The season hasn’t officially come to an end yet and the Lightning Round Podcast is ready to move onto Free Agency already. The guys break down their Top 5 lists of Offensive and Defensive Free Agents that they think are the best fits for the Chargers. After giving 10 names each in order, they then choose a few off their lists that they think are not only attainable but would look for the Chargers to possibly sign in Free Agency.
It’s time to kick off the offseason shows for the Lightning Round Podcast with an eye toward Free Agency; today they cover all the Chargers internal Free Agents. It begins with an overview of the cap and then which Unrestricted Free Agents stay or go and what they would do with guys like Antonio Gates, Tre Boston, Korey Toomer, Adrian Phillips and more. Then they cover the Chargers Restricted Free Agents and whether Tyrell Williams, Chris McCain,Tenny Palepoi and others deserve a tender and if so, what kind of tender? The guys wrap up the team’s Free Agent group by discussing Exclusive Rights Free Agents like Trevor Williams. Once the Free Agents are done it’s time to start talking possible cuts, also potential contract restructures and take a few questions as well.
To start it off, Garrett and Jamie share their offseason schedule covering Free Agency and the Draft, then as part of their second installment of the “Year End Review” the Lightning Round Podcast covers how the Chargers Defense played this past season. They cover all position groups and individual performances all the way down the depth chart. The guys also talk about the future of each position and if it’s a need going into the offseason. They finish it off answering questions about possible replacements for DC Gus Bradley, Free Agent QB fits for the Chargers, thoughts on adding Allen Robinson and their favorite sports movies.
This week the guys begin to put on a bow on the Chargers 2017 season by reviewing how the coaching staff did this year. They then breakdown the Chargers Offense by discussing each individual position group and how they performed as a whole. While picking through the Offense the guys talk about some important positions that will need to be upgraded in the offseason and whether they’d address them in free agency or the draft. Lastly, they take questions on the future of Antonio Gates, Jason Verrett and whether to re-sign Tre Boston, list their Top 5 offseason needs, if they’d like to see the Chargers on Hard Knocks and the Raiders getting Jon Gruden.
Everyone who watched that game on Saturday knew the playoff and season implications and with the Chargers losing in the fashion that they did, the guys pull an audible and decide to not even talk about the game. Instead, Garrett and Jamie read the laundry list of injury updates and rundown the Chargers playoff chances with two games left in the season. After that they take a boatload of questions including their biggest draft misses, Baker Mayfield, best and worst Chargers memories, a movie they wish they could watch for the first time again and the albums of the year.
Up top, you get to hear the exclusive trailer of the upcoming 30 for 30 film featuring one of the hosts from your favorite podcast – Garrett Sisti. The guys talk about this concise victory over the Redskins on Sunday and roll into Playoff scenarios for the Chargers. They then breakdown the swing game for the AFC West lead on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs and preview important in-game matchups. They end this show with questions about drafting a quarterback, Forrest Lamp’s injury, whether to extend Tyrell Williams and an up-to-date record prediction to end the year.