Garrett and Jamie started this podcast off with a conversation they didn’t necessarily want to have but they can no longer put it off after the game Sunday. What do the Chargers do for the future at Quarterback? How soon should the team replace Philip Rivers? When do the Chargers need to draft a Quarterback? All questions they addressed. They then talk about the Jason Verrett’s recent injury, the details of his 5th year option and his future with the team as well.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances the boys couldn’t get into the studio to record this week so they recorded the podcast over Youtube. They talk about game-to-game adjustments and personnel decisions the coaching staff made during this week compared to last. The guys discuss the all-time Tight End TD record, the monster season Jatavis Brown is having, how Desmond King has earned his playing time and why they aren’t panicking…yet.
The Chargers lose a tough one in Denver on Monday night and are 0-1 to begin the NFL season. So, what did we learn? A lot of questions were answered in the first game and the guys talk about their important takeaways from this loss. They discuss the Linebacker rotation, the playcalling, clock management, the tackling, Corey Liuget and why the Chargers Offensive Line didn’t play as bad as they are getting credit for.
The Lightning Round guys evaluate the “final” 53 and all the steps to get to where they’re at today going into the 2017 season. The Chargers made 3 waiver claims and added some new faces to the roster, they breakdown each player and where they fit on this team. They review the 10-man Practice Squad, give a record prediction and guess the rest of the AFC West records plus air a new bit.
Before the Chargers preseason finale Garrett and Jamie take a stab at guessing the Chargers final roster going into Week 1 of the regular season. The guys recorded this on video which you can catch on the new Lightning Round Podcast app. They go in-depth on which guys they think will or won’t make the team, reasons behind their assessments and also some possible Practice Squad players on this special edition of the Lightning Round Podcast.
The Chargers get their first preseason win against the Rams behind a dominate performance from the starters on both sides of the ball. Garrett and Jamie talk about the significant signs they took away from the player rotations on Saturday and what that means coming up on the 53 man cuts. They talk about a clip from head Coach Anthony Lynn saying “what have you done for me lately,” if they think Mike Williams will play this year and a whole lot more on this installment of the Lightning Round Podcast.
Even though the game wasn’t pretty, some players “stock went up” after Sunday’s Preseason loss. The guys talk about those players who helped their cause against the Saints, the Offensive Line’s performance and how both Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones played versus New Orleans. They also discuss some possible options at o-line, the effort level and what is going on with the playing time for hyped up UDFA Linebackers Nigel Harris and James Onawualu in the first two games?
The Chargers began their first game of the 2017 NFL season against the Seahawks and the guys reviewed what they liked and didn’t like from their loss on Sunday. They talked about the injuries to Denzel Perryman and Jerry Attaochu and what that means when the regular season starts. They took questions on the back-up quarterback competition, how the Offensive Line looked, Travis Benjamin and the battle for the last Safety spot.
The Chargers Safety Dexter McCoil called into the Lightning Round Podcast to talk about his journey to the NFL. Dexter shares how bouncing around from not getting drafted to getting cut from the Arena League didn’t stop him from pursing his dream. He talked about his versatility as a player and what he’d like his role to be with this team. This short conversation with Dexter McCoil is a mini-episode of the Lightning Round Podcast.