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Latest Episodes

138: Top 5 Offensive & Defensive Free Agent Targets

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.

137: Chargers Offseason: Internal Free Agents, Cuts & Restructures.

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.

136: Year End Review Part 2: Chargers Defense

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.

135: Year End Review: Chargers Coaches & Offense

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.

134: Chargers vs. Chiefs: “The Game That Shall Not Be Mentioned”

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.

133: Chargers vs Redskins: Previewing the Biggest Game of the Season on Saturday

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.

132: Chargers vs. Browns: Keenan Allen is on a Warpath

The Chargers defeat the Browns for their 3rd win in a row and are in a 3 way tied for 1st place in the AFC West. Garrett and Jamie talk about the incredible streak Keenan Allen has been on and how Hunter Henry is just a walking mismatch against the Browns Sunday. They then flip over to the other side of the ball and discuss the job the Defense did including a big play from Joey Bosa, the slot blitz that finally paid off for Desmond King and another defender who quietly had a great game you might not have noticed. The guys couldn’t take questions last week so they took a lot (too many?) questions to appease everyone and addressed what’s happening to Jatavis Brown, questions about the playoffs and if Jamie wants to walk back his comments about Philip Rivers.

131: Chargers vs Cowboys: The ThanksKilling on Thursday

The Chargers dismantled the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and Garrett and Jamie discuss all the dominant performances on Thursday including Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen. They also praise the defense and how Casey Hayward put on a clinic in cornerback play that game and of course the rookie Desmond King returning an interception for a 90 yard touchdown. After the Week 12 recap they preview this week’s game against the Browns including players to watch, matchups to look forward to and Offensive and Defensive gameplans against Cleveland.

130: Chargers vs Bills: Let’s Talk About Our Guy Sean McDermott

The Chargers got a gigantic victory on Sunday behind the second most points they’ve scored in franchise history. The boys talk about how everything was going right against Buffalo and how it trickled down to a lot of the younger players too. They discuss the turnovers, Joey Bosa and Keenan Allen’s impact and of course they discuss the head-coaching elephant in the room – Sean McDermott. Garrett and Jamie take questions on what the Chargers could do if they didn’t draft a QB next year and predict wins and losses for the rest of the season and if they can ultimately make the playoffs.

129: Chargers vs Jaguars: 2 INTs under 2 minutes and the Chargers Still Lose

The Chargers lose a tough one in Jacksonville in OT but the guys start off with some of the positives from Sunday including the return of LB Denzel Perryman, the emergence of RB Austin Ekeler plus the Defense holding strong the entire game. Following the encouraging  aspects of game the guys talk about all that went wrong to lose that game as if to build you up just to knock you down, much like the Chargers. They wrap it up by discussing Philip Rivers concussion and what that means for the backup quarterbacks, the future at QB and the Offensive Line and also can Kirk Cousins be the answer?