Blog Category: The Lightning Round Podcast


155: Chiefs vs. Chargers: 3 storylines

By Garrett Sisti,

The Chargers drop their home opener to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-28 and Garrett and Jamie are here to discuss three important storylines from that loss. They take some questions about the Chargers self-inflected wounds, the lack of a sense of urgency and what happened with Tyreek Hill. The guys discuss the coaches gameplan, some positive play from the rookies and talk about how to get Austin Ekeler more involved.

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154: Examining the Chargers final 53 & the 2018 record prediction

By Garrett Sisti,

Over the weekend the Chargers cut their roster down to 53 and Garrett and Jamie have some thoughts on how the initial 53-man roster unfolded. The guys then converse about the coinciding moves to make room for Antonio Gates and the two waiver claims: LB Emmanuel Ellerbee and DT T.Y. McGill. They talk about what Ellerbee and McGill can offer on defense, how the practice squad unfolded and wrap up the show by giving a game-by-game record prediction for the Chargers 2018 regular season.

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153: Chargers Final 53-man Roster Projection

By Garrett Sisti,

With the Chargers preseason dress rehearsal against the Saints out of the way, Garrett and Jamie predict what the team’s final 53-man roster will look like. They answer the important questions like:

-How many QBs are they keeping?

-How many Kickers?

-How many Tight Ends will they carry? Also, is Antonio Gates in the plans?

-Do both Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott make the team? If only one, which one?

-What happens with the rookies Dylan Cantrell and Justin Jackson?

-Who takes Corey Liuget’s spot to begin the season?

-Do players like Craig Mager, Nick Dzubnar or Braedon Bowman make the cut?

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152: Seahawks vs. Chargers: Is Travis Benjamin’s job in jeopardy?

By Garrett Sisti,

The Chargers beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 and get their first win of the preseason. The guys choose to mix it up again this week and give the major storylines coming from the win this weekend. They talk about the quick progression of Uchenna Nwosu, if Cardale Jones is worth a roster spot and how their might be a new strength on the Offensive Line. Jamie and Garrett also discuss the new cast of pass rushers, if Travis Benjamin’s job is in jeopardy and what happens to the Chargers 2018 6th and 7th round draft picks.

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151: Chargers vs. Cardinals: It Was All About the Rookies

By Garrett Sisti,

The Chargers lost their preseason opener 24-17 to the Arizona Cardinals. The guys mix up the format a little bit and review each position group and how players positively or negatively impacted the game Saturday. They give a recap of how the rookies played, how the back-up QB battle is going, who won Round 1 of the WR competition between Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott and how good the running backs on the bottom of the depth looked.

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Recapping Day 2 of Chargers Training Camp

By Garrett Sisti,

Garrett Sisti and Matthew Stanley went to Day 2 of Chargers Training Camp and they’re recapping what went on at practice. It was a hot day today and practice followed the same format as Day 1, some players showed improvement, others…not so much. There were some small developments along the injury front and some new names moving up the depth chart.

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Recapping Day 1 of Chargers Training Camp

By Garrett Sisti,

The Chargers opened up Day 1 of Training Camp today and Matthew Stanley and Garrett Sisti were there to take in the action. Along with live tweeting most of the action, Matthew joined Garrett for a special podcast recapping what they saw on Day 1. It was a good day overall, however there were some interesting decisions on where in the depth chart some guys were playing, as well as an overall underwhelming day from the 2018 rookie class.

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150: Training Camp Battles: Offense

By Garrett Sisti,

Training Camp begins for the Chargers this weekend and the Lightning Round Podcast is getting you ready for camp by breaking down position group battles. The guys cover the competitions on Offense giving insight on the depth chart and some interesting battles that will play out into the 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.

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149: Training Camp Battles: Defense & Special Teams

By Garrett Sisti,

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.

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

By Garrett Sisti,

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.

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