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Chargers triumph Vikings behind Tolbert’s trio of touchdowns; 24-17

-ASSOCIATED PRESS The San Diego Chargers seemed headed for another one of those slow starts that have defined coach Norv Turner’s tenure. The Chargers not only let Percy Harvin return the opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown, but kicker Nate Kaeding hurt his left knee on the play, forcing punter Mike Scifres to do […]

Turner Says Bolts to Use Two-Back System in 2011

According to, head coach Norv Turner plans to use a two-back system this year. “That’s the mindset now. … I think if you have guys that are diverse, you can use two,” said Turner, referring to speedy early-down back Ryan Mathews and versatile power runner Mike Tolbert. “The emergence of Tolbert gives us a […]

New Era

By Columnist Alex Ramirez Last season, the Chargers led the NFL in both offense and defense. Given both, they had a better chance at repeating their offensive success rather than their defensive this season. This was all before free agency started. San Diego isn’t known for signing top free agents. The only free agents they […]

FB Mike Tolbert Using Boxing in His Offseason Workouts

Chargers fullback Mike Tolbert has incorporated boxing into his offseason workouts, reports Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I’m naturally born aggressive,” Tolbert says. “Before this, I’d done some Jiu-Jitsu and taekwondo, but never strictly boxing. It’s rough; it’s the roughest workout I’ve had in my life. It’s a completely different type of animal. […]

Tolbert Seems Ok, Avoids Serious Injury After Collision

The news is good on Charger running back Mike Tolbert, as NFL Network reporter Jason La Canfora is reporting that Tolbert has passed all of his initial medical tests and it appears that he has avoided serious injury. It was a scary scene Sunday in Cincinnati, when Tolbert was taken off the field on a […]

Chargers Get Closer in the West; Pound Chiefs 31-0

The Chargers took a big step towards making things interesting again in the AFC West, easily disposing of the rival KC Chiefs on Sunday at home, winning 31-0. Philip Rivers had two touchdown passes to get the Chargers to 7-6, one game back of the Chiefs with three games left the regular season. It’s division […]

Tolbert to Start for Ailing Mathews

According to multiple sources, rookie running back Ryan Mathews will see limited, if any, action in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Running back/Fullback Mike Tolbert will take over for Mathews after having a standout performance last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, rushing for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Mathews, who sprained his right ankle during the Jaguars’ […]

Chargers Tame Jaguars At Qualcomm 38-14

If a NFL team is going to be successful on any given Sunday, there is one important factor: try not to turn the ball over. Apparently the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t learn that lesson very well as they took on the San Diego Chargers Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defensive line made things unbearable […]