Final exhibition game for the Chargers and all 32 teams in the league, Cuts and more cuts, quake, blackouts, rematches and adds to the practice squad. Fourth and final not Fourth & Loud please don’t confuse with the circus happening in LA actually Anaheim. Let my clarify has nothing to do with players or what the product KISS is delivering, I just find that it would be extremely challenging, if I was a player on the team. Period! Okay enough said. The final preseason game goes down Thursday avoiding no team in the National Football League with cuts or waivers deciphered by Saturday. First cuts took place this Tuesday with 22 players holding on to make the final 53-man roster. Quakes and carts in the bay.
Pre game, referring to the total points allowed and made in SF’s first two games.
Hank Bower warned “Don’t be fooled by 57-3″
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 25, 2014
Chargers were greeted with a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Santa Clara in the wee hours prior to kickoff. There have been over 138 earthquakes in the last 7 days in the Napa region, prayers for all affected by the devastation in the wine country. Red glared everywhere at the new Levi’s Stadium as seats and fans clad all in scarlet. The much talked about sod was slated to be replaced after the game. The end result, San Francisco, Norcal takes the 45th preseason match up, the last five between the San Diego, as well. However the score (21-7) SF, not really an indicator nor the turf, Phillip Rivers played the first half flawlessly (9 for 10 for 85 yards and 1 TD), connected with Mr. Antonio Gates, for a 10 yard TD, that has such a great ring to it! Oh, not Oklahoma Oklahoma, but “Diego Diego” Kaepernick audible, still haven’t figured out where that derived, the cartoon, or San Diego for short, regardless it was to no avail, the real two words, Corey Luiget! He was in beast mode, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, got a hand on one and stuffed the runs for losses, he was all over the field. In regards to a new stadium and the Chargers dilemma, possessing the oldest stadium, the Q, in the league. She’s 47 years old, they broke ground December 18, 1965 and opened August 20, 1967.
Per Erin Andrews “Chargers players would take even the visitors locker room.”
Three carts on the field 2 for Chargers players, DE, Kwame Geathers and DE, Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe along with Niners Rookie C, Marcus Martin, but is expected to be back in 8 weeks after suffering a knee cap injury. Geathers and Tjong-A-Tjoe were both placed on the Reserved-Injured list, along with CB Marcus Cromartie. PMA wishes to all the guys for a speedy and full recoveries. Now on to depth, this was a little scary, San Diego struggled, lack of depth on the defense and with two players down, makes pre season game number 4 a little more interesting, as twos and threes will play and audition for those last few spots. First cuts to 75 for Tuesdays deadline we’re almost all done on Monday.
T Nick Becton FB Zach Boren TE Jake Byrne WR Brelan Chancellor LB Adrian Hamilton WR Micah Hatfield G Darryl Johnson TE Ryan Otten DB Lowell Rose P Chase Tenpenny RB Kerwynn Williams With CB, Brandon Ghee being released and already noted, G, Jeromey Clarey on the reserve-PUP list
Who to watch for Thursday; DT, Ryan Carrethers, RB, Marion Grice, Oliver Branden and WR, Javontee Herndon. Special teams, special teams, that’s the spot to get on, that and if your dealing with depth, you’ve got a shot as well. Black out in San Diego, a sad thing, #comeonman, yes it’s the last exhibition game of the pre season, and yes not starters will dress, however some may wear the pads regardless, wink wink, (Rivers), but this shouldn’t be blacked out!! Give these kids some love, this may be the last game some will dress and actually be on a NFL field. Cut to 53 Saturday & days till chargers face off with the same Cards in #MNF opener just at a different location at the University of Phoenix Stadium and home to the Super Bowl 49. Wk 4 of the pre will be nothing, but not so fast! Nothing is far from the truth for the players trying to make the 53 man roster or charger practice squad or another’s to try and trying to keep the dream alive, they have a bonus three this year as the NFL upped the practice squad to 11 from 8, granting a trio spots more. To add, neither coach will show anything either as these two face off for the MNF opener ten days later. Chargers opener will be in Phoenix, double header Monday Night Football and if your a wishful Bolt fan, it will hopefully be the last game of the season, too!
Have a happy Labor Day weekend enjoying college football, I’ll be watching the Trojans vs the Bulldogs, #Fight ON till next week!
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