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Eric Weddle Thinks The Bolts Are The NFL’s Best Team

The Chargers were once considered among the top teams in the league but experienced a decline from 2010-2012 which led to the dismissals of GM A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner. But safety Eric Weddle believes the Chargers are still an elite team, Tom Krasovic of UT San Diego reports. “We’re not here just to […]

Chargers Hire Tom Telesco As New General Manager

The Chargers have found their new man to hopefully right the ship, as late Wednesday the team named Tom Telesco as General Manager. Telesco takes over for A.J. Smith, who was fired the day after the season along with head coach Norv Turner. “We set out to find the right person to bring about positive […]

Smith Doesn’t Blame Team Over Firing

Former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith was with the club for the past 10 years. For the first half the team was successful but struggles over the past several years but understands why he was fired by the team. Smith, along with coach Norv Turner were both let go Monday in a wave of moves […]

San Diego Announces Firing of GM Smith and Coach Turner

The beat goes on in the NFL, with Monday’s coaching changes, the latest being the official one in San Diego, where GM A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner were fired. “I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day,” said team President Dean Spanos. Click […]

Smith Gives High Praise to the Broncos and Manning

The Peyton Manning-led Broncos are the favorites in the AFC West and the Chargers are second per Cantor Gaming. This played right into the theme Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has been playfully sounding since Manning signed with the Broncos in March accoridng to Kevin Acee and Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I […]

Smith Says Chargers are Open to a Draft Day Deal

Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith likes to make trades during the NFL Draft. Smith has traded at least once in six of nine drafts since becoming general manager in 2003 and has made eight draft-day deals altogether. “We’re wide open,” Smith told Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday. “We have been always […]