Tag: Los Angeles Chargers

With Tua Off the Board, Chargers Select Flaming Pile of Trash at Sixth Overall

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Hoping their future franchise quarterback would fall past the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Chargers watched their dreams of Tua Tagovailoa playing in a mid-size soccer stadium on Thursday night. Instead of drafting a legitimate quarterback or trying to build the rest of their team with the next pick, the Chargers opted to select a literal flaming pile of trash at sixth overall. Continue reading “With Tua Off the Board, Chargers Select Flaming Pile of Trash at Sixth Overall”

Rob Gronkowski Says He’s Only Coming Out of Retirement for a Few More Concussions

by Alex Poletti
Photo by USA Today

The balance of the NFL was tilted in the favor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, as four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to play with his former quarterback, Tom Brady. Gronkowski tells reporters that he’s not planning on staying in the league forever, just until he gets a couple more concussions under his belt. Continue reading “Rob Gronkowski Says He’s Only Coming Out of Retirement for a Few More Concussions”

Fans Shocked as XFL, League with History of Closing Down, Closes Down

by Alex Poletti
Photo by XFL

In a move that left many in the sports world speechless, the XFL suspended operations and laid off a vast majority of its workers. This surprised many, despite the fact that the XFL already shut down once before in 2001 and has followed a history of Spring football leagues that have never been successful. Continue reading “Fans Shocked as XFL, League with History of Closing Down, Closes Down”

Melvin Gordon Excited for Opportunity with Broncos to Be Replaced by League-Average Running Back Again

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

A few weeks after signing a two-year deal with the division rival Denver Broncos, former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon spoke out on the contract. In a phone interview with The Second String, he expressed his excitement for facing the Chargers twice and the opportunity to be replaced by a league-average halfback for the second straight year.

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BREAKING: Tom Brady Finds Nice Retirement Community in Tampa Bay

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Winslow Townson

Tom Brady is officially moving on from New England, sources tell The Second String, and will enjoy the next stage of his life in western Florida, where he has found a nice retirement community called the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continue reading “BREAKING: Tom Brady Finds Nice Retirement Community in Tampa Bay”

Tom Brady Launches ‘199 Productions,’ Finally Has Use for All That Extra Sideline Footage

by Alex Poletti
Photo by David J. Phillip / AP Photo

With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady headed into free agency, many expected the six-time Super Bowl champion to start his first foray into the open market with a big announcement. Brady delivered, announcing the launch of his new production company, 199 Productions, a platform through which the signal caller can dump all of the extra footage of other teams’ sidelines he has accumulated over the years with the Patriots. Continue reading “Tom Brady Launches ‘199 Productions,’ Finally Has Use for All That Extra Sideline Footage”

Bears Eyeing Tom Brady, Hoping He Teaches Mitch Trubisky How to Cheat

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In an attempt to bolster their roster for a 2020 playoff push, the Chicago Bears are looking to add an experienced quarterback to the team in free agency. Though solid options like Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill and Dak Prescott are available, a source close to the Bears tells The Second String that the team is targeting Tom Brady, not for his talent, but so he can teach Mitch Trubisky how to cheat. Continue reading “Bears Eyeing Tom Brady, Hoping He Teaches Mitch Trubisky How to Cheat”