Hey fellas. My name is John and I run Bolts From The Blue, SB Nation's blog for Chargers fans. I'd like to extend my Chargers expertise to help answer any questions you guys have about the Chargers leading up to Sunday's game.
Some notes about me as they relate to the Ravens:
- "The Raven" is one of my favorite poems ever, but even I'm a little confused as to why an NFL team is named after it.
- I would like the Ravens a lot more if purple wasn't so prominently involved in their color scheme.
- I have read and done book reviews on BFTB for The Blind Side and Next Man Up. After reading Next Man Up I became very jealous, both because the Chargers do not have a decent book written about them and because the Ravens organization as a whole (Owner, GM, Billick) seemed incredibly-well put together.
- Although I'm a Chargers fans, I currently live in Philadelphia. The Harbaugh hiring was brilliant, and there's only a handful of teams in the league that would've had the balls to take a chance on hiring a Special Teams coach.
- Some Chargers fans are completely convinced that Lorenzo Neal was the sole reason the Ravens were such a good running team in 2008 and why the Chargers couldn't run the ball in 2008. They're wrong, but it's what they think.
- My brother-in-law is a big Rutgers fan and got me watching Ray Rice in his freshman season. Not only does that kid have a great head on his shoulders and a fantastic work ethic, he's very smart and very strong for his size. On a team with a smaller offensive line he might struggle, but in Baltimore he's a beast.
- I'm convinced that Flacco is the second best young QB in the NFL, right behind Philip Rivers. Trust me when I tell you that's a compliment.
- I'm dumbfounded as to why Chris McAlister doesn't have a job. Perhaps you guys can enlighten me.
Alright, had enough of me? Have I reached the word-count limit? I'm sure I have. Anyways, fire away with any Chargers questions you have in the comments section and I'll make sure to answer them to the best of my ability. Also, please Rec this FanPost to keep it near the top of the home page through the weekend.