The following was submitted by Chargers Running Back Ronnie Brown
I’m enjoying life in San Diego. The city is cool and laid back. I like it and it’s what I expected. Everything’s been pretty cool from that standpoint. I don’t really like to go out a lot, but I’m a big movie guy so my wife and I head over to Cinepolis in Del Mar quite a lot. That’s our spot. We like to head there and relax. The last movie we saw was Lincoln. It was pretty cool so I recommend it.
On the field, the season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to but we’ve got our head up. Unfortunately things don’t always go as expected, but it’s still our job to go out and play and perform. That’s what we do so I’m keeping that in perspective.
I signed a one-year deal here, and before this I was home during OTA’s. So I’m thinking that there is a chance these last five games could be the last five games I ever play. I hope that’s not the case, but I look around the league and guys who are my friends like Carnell Williams, they are out of the league. I don’t know what the future holds. You never know if you’re going to get another shot. So I’m going to give it my all these final five games and play to the best of my abilities. It’s been a blessing to play this game so far, so I’m going to continue that the rest of the season. And I like it here with the Chargers a lot and I’d love to be back next year. I enjoy the team and the coaches and the atmosphere and the people. I feel comfortable here. Everybody opened up and welcomed me here.
I’ve also enjoyed being a veteran on this team. It feels like just yesterday that I was young and all those older guys were showing me the do’s and don’ts and how to be a professional. Now to be here and have the guys listen to you when you give advice on and off the football field, it’s always good. I’m trying to steer the young guys in the right direction.
Now to the fans, I understand you’re disappointed. That’s to be expected with where our record sits now. We’re disappointed too as our record is lower than we all thought it would be. But we’re going to go out here and take it one game at a time and give it our best. There’s always a chance we make the playoffs. You never know what’s going to happen. You look at the AFC right now and there are a lot of teams with losing records. If we go out and take care of our business, we could be right back in the mix. So we’ve got to take care of our business.
No matter what, we appreciate your support. We’re still striving to be better and get things on the right track. I know it’s been tough, but at the same time it’s been tough on us too. So your support is appreciated even though it may not be said a lot verbally. Hopefully you continue to support us and we give you something to cheer about.
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The Chargers just announced their injury report for this Sunday’s match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Donald Butler (groin), Eddie Royal (hamstring) and Darrell Stuckey (hamstring) are all out.
Dante Rosario (hamstring) is doubtful.
Jarret Johnson (back) is questionable.
Antwan Barnes (hamstring), Jeromey Clary (thigh), Larry English (calf), Tyronne Green (hamstring), Mike Scifres (rt. Ankle), and Eric Weddle (Concussion) are all probable.
Butler injured his groin in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. He tried to come back and played the first snap of the third quarter, but he immediately went down and did not return. Stuckey also injured his hamstring in the first half of the game as well.
Johnson hurt his back midway through Thursday’s practice. His status is 50/50.
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A short while ago, the Chargers announced their injury report for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Larry English (calf) and Eddie Royal (hamstring) are out.
Tyronne Green (hamstring) and Dante Rosario (hamstring) are doubtful.
Aubrayo Franklin (knee) is questionable.
Atari Bigby (shoulder), Mike Scifres (ankle) and Louis Vasquez (ankle) are probable.
English and Royal both left last week’s game in Denver with their injuries.
Green also was forced out of the match while Rosario wasn’t able to suit up with his hurt hamstring.
Franklin suffered a deep bone bruise against the Buccaneers and didn’t play last week either.
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First off, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.
For the holiday, I had a bunch of people over my apartment and everyone brought over a dish. I made my mom’s macaroni casserole. I never made it before so I was on the phone with her for like hours trying to figure it out, but it came out well. We all had a good time.
Even though we lost on Sunday and I’m disappointed about that, it felt great to get the first sacks of my career. I’ve been working hard and didn’t know when it was going to happen and that was frustrating, but I had the opportunity on those plays to take advantage and they worked out for me. It was pretty cool to get the first ones against someone like Peyton Manning too. It really didn’t matter who it was against, but to do it against a player like that, one of the best quarterbacks ever, it was pretty cool.
Well that’s about it. Hopefully we can turn it around for you guys starting on Sunday against Baltimore. We’re definitely not where we want to be, but we understand the task we have at hand. It’s one game at a time and we’re preparing to get a victory this Sunday against the Ravens.
Till next time,
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The Chargers announced their official injury report a short while ago.
Aubrayo Franklin (knee) is out.
Jared Gaither (groin) is doubtful.
Ryan Mathews (neck) and Dante Rosario (hamstring) are questionable.
Antwan Barnes (hamstring), Atari Bigby (quad), Chris Carr (knee), Tyronee Green (ribs/illness), Melvin Ingram (knee), Mike Scifres (rt. ankle) and Eric Weddle (knee/illness) are all probable.
Franklin suffered a deep bone bruise in his knee during the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay. He is expected to be out a couple weeks. By missing the game, he will become the first Chargers defensive starter to miss a game this season.
If Gaither does not suit up on Sunday, and it is looking at this moment that it is likely he will miss the game, it will be the second week in a row he missed with the groin injury.
Mathews suffered a stiff neck as a result of a vicious third quarter collision with the Bucs’ Quincy Black. He missed the practice on Wednesday and Thursday but returned on a limited basis on Friday.
Finally, Rosario’s hamstring injury flared up in the middle of Thursday’s practice.
Tags: Antwan Barnes, Atari Bigby, Aubrayo Franklin, Chris Carr, Dante Rosario, Eric Weddle, Injury Report, Jared Gaither, Melvin Ingram, Mike Scifres, Ryan Mathews, Tyronne Green
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The following was written and submitted by wide receiver Danario Alexander.
First off, thanks for letting me write the blog this week. You fans have been great since I’ve been here. I love the love you all are showing me. That’s one of my favorite sayings, I love the love, and I want to go out there each Sunday and show my thanks for it. You all have embraced me. I’m happy I’ve been able to have a big impact on these games, and I want to keep it going.
It feels great to be back on the field again playing football, and feels even better to be playing it at a high level. I wish we would have won down in Tampa, but it always feels good to have a good game like that and I hope to be able to do it again, this time with a win.
Whenever I score a touchdown, I have my own little celebration making an X with my arms. You might have noticed it. A bunch of fans have asked me about it, and it started in St. Louis. I went on the radio one time and they gave me the nickname “DX” so that’s how it all got started. Now I flash it every time I have a big play or touchdown.
Before I signed with the Chargers I was busy training and getting healthy. I was down in Miami for a few weeks to get my hamstring right and work on my speed. Then I came back to St. Louis and just worked out. It was kind of a tough time, but in the end it all worked out for me because I ended up here in San Diego.
I haven’t had much of a chance to explore the city really. I spend most of my time at the facility, and when I’m done there, I usually just head straight home, sit down on the couch and watch some TV. I’m really into Breaking Bad and Shameless right now. I watch them on my Netflix. If you have any recommendations for what shows to watch next I’d love to hear them!
Well that about does it for me. Thanks again for embracing me the way you have. I love the love, so keep it coming and I’ll keep giving it out also.
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Antwan Barnes missed last week’s game in Tampa Bay with a strained hamstring. The good news is that he returned to practice today in a limited fashion and feels he has a strong chance to play on Sunday.
Here’s what he had to say.
“I felt excellent today. I still have a bit more work to do, but I feel pretty good. It’s up to the coaches to decide if I’m good enough to go on Sunday, but I feel like I did well today. I’m going to leave it in their hands. I’ve had injuries like this numerous times, and this is the earliest I’ve ever come back from it. So I feel good.”
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Antonio Gates was asked a straight forward question this afternoon about Philip Rivers and his recent struggles turning the ball over. The All-Pro tight end gave an honest and emotional response that is definitely worth repeating.
Here’s what he had to say:
“As a teammate and most importantly as a friend, you encourage friends. When I speak about Philip, yes he’s my teammate and a guy I’ve played with for nine years, but at the same time he’s a friend of mine. What friends do is they’re always optimistic about issues. They don’t worry about the negative stuff; we focus on the positive and how we can eliminate the negative. Our main focus is on what we can do to win a football game. We all talk about turnovers, and we understand that, but for me, as a guy who’s been around him and played with him like I said for nine years, we focus on the next play that we need to make. And I think that’s as cut and dry as I can put it. We don’t worry about what happened in the past. We see different things. Sometimes it’s not one person. It’s routes that are run wrong and protection that’s broken down. And we all understand it. We know what’s happened when we come to this film room and we say, ’Wow, he was trying to make something happen.’ So technically this is who got us in this situation for him to try to get us out. But one thing about playing quarterback in this league is that you definitely take all the heat, and I can tell you this, he’s the first person in here and he’s the last person to leave. There’s not another person on this team or in this league that I would rather play with besides Philip, because I can depend on him and I know I can count on him.”
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Ryan Mathews missed practice today with a stiff neck. He injured himself on the same hit in the third quarter on Sunday that the Buccaneers’ Quincy Black suffered a season-ending neck injury on.
Here is what head coach Norv Turner had to say about Mathews and his injury.
“His neck is pretty stiff. He took a pretty good shot on that hit. We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll be alright and be able to practice tomorrow and Friday and be able to play on Sunday.”
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The Chargers just announced their injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Antwan Barnes is listed as doubtful.
Jared Gaither, Corey Liuget and Demorrio Williams are questionable.
Atari Bigby, Chris Carr, Robert Meachem, Shaun Phillips and Eddie Royal are all probable.
Barnes injured his hamstring late in the game against the Chiefs and had to be helped off the field. He has not practiced all week, instead watching the team from the sidelines with his leg wrapped up.
Meanwhile, Gaither (groin) and Liuget (hamstring) were limited in practice on Wednesday before being kept out on Thursday and Friday. Williams, meanwhile, has been limited the entire week after injuring his abdomen against the Chiefs.
The rest of the injuries to Bigby (quad), Carr (quad), Meachem (hamstring), Phillips (finger) and Royal (hamstring) do not appear to be serious and they all are expected to play.
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