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The official home for audio programming from Bolts from the Blue, SB Nation's community for fans of the Los Angeles Chargers.

    AFC West Mixtape - Status update, optimism or pessimism, & the rest of the season

    AFC West Mixtape - Status update, optimism or pessimism, & the rest of the season

    Once a month–throughout the entirety of the NFL season, we will recap what's going on across the entire AFC West. Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride, Tim Lynch of Mile High Report, Bill Williamson of Silver and Black Pride, and Michael Peterson of Bolts from the Blue sit down to discuss the status update on the AFC West. It's been a rough season for the Broncos and Raiders. The Chargers are still alive in the playoff race–and the Chiefs have separated themselves from the division.
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    • 36 min
    The Lightning Round Podcast: Wild Card Now?

    The Lightning Round Podcast: Wild Card Now?

    Garrett and Jamie recap the Chargers Sunday night loss over the Kansas City Chiefs on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours. They live streamed their reactions regarding how the Chargers lost and some of the major turning points in the game.
    Defensively the Chargers just could not get off the field on third down and Travis Kelce burnt them for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Even with the early success of matching Derwin James on Kelce, in the end it was that matchup that won the game for the Chiefs. After an admirable job last week, the defensive line took a step back in stopping the run giving up 163 yards on the ground behind 107 yards from rookie running back Isiah Pacheco. The defense had a chance to win the game with a stop but Patrick Mahomes went six plays for 75 yards in just 1:15 to put the Chiefs ahead for the win.
    Offensively, the Chargers jumped out to any early lead and a seven point lead heading into halftime but hit the snooze button in the third quarter running only eight plays for a total of 18 yards resulting in two punts. The guys talk about the play calling from Joe Lombardi in certain areas and question head coach Brandon Staley for being all talk with little results this season.
    Garrett and Jamie finish the pod with some positivity from this game and give some praise to Chargers special teams coach Ryan Ficken who has had his unit sharp all season.
    That and more is all on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours!
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    • 53 min
    The Lightning Round Podcast: The Offense Let The Chargers Down

    The Lightning Round Podcast: The Offense Let The Chargers Down

    Garrett and Jamie recap the Chargers Sunday night loss over the San Francisco 49ers on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours. They live streamed their reactions about how the Chargers lost and some turning points in that game.
    Defensively the Chargers did an admiral job limiting the 49ers top two players makers: Deebo Samuel and George Kittle to 3 catches for 45 yards. They also stifled a lot of big plays on the ground that have plagued them all year. The run defense, even being down Christian Covington and Otito Ogbonnia, held Elijah Mitchell under 85 yards and Christian McCaffrey only averaged 2.7 yards per carry. Most importantly, the Chargers defense gave the team two chances to win at the end of game. It was the offense that lost them this game.
    Offensively the Chargers scored 0 points in the second half after having a strong start to the game. The guys talk about the play calling from Joe Lombardi and how Justin Herbert has been reliant on the check downs. They also give record predictions for the end of the season and whether or not it has improved since their predictions at the beginning of the year. Garrett and Jamie share what they would do with the team going forward and how to beat the Chiefs next week so the Chargers don’t fall further down the AFC West standings. That and more is all on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Lightning Round Podcast #300: How To Beat the 49ers with Kyle Posey

    The Lightning Round Podcast #300: How To Beat the 49ers with Kyle Posey

    Garrett and Jamie are joined by Kyle Posey for the 300th episode of the Lightning Round Podcast to break down this Sunday night’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
    They kick off the show by giving some context on why Jerry Tillery got released, where both parties had a major disagreement on the role in the Chargers defense and how it ultimately ended with Tillery being cut.
    Kyle Posey joins the show and talks about some players returning from injury this week for the 49ers and how that helps San Francisco coming out of a bye. They discuss Kyle Shanahan’s quick paced offense, how he’s helping Jimmy Garoppolo take control of the offense, some weakness’ on the San Francisco offensive line, especially on the right side and unleashing Christian McCaffrey Sunday night.
    Defensively, there is a discussion about the 49ers run defense, Fred Warner’s impressive season and how Nick Bosa is going to be real tough to stop. Kyle gives ways the Chargers could attack the 49ers on defense and how the Chargers can stop the 49ers on offense. Garrett, Jamie and Kyle each give their prediction on who they believe will win in primetime and what they think the final score will be at the end. They finish off the show by rehashing some of Kyle Posey’s hot takes touching on topics ranging from NFL draft opinions, Beyonce and Pixar movies.
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    • 40 min
    FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Have expectations changed? + Chargers need to be worried about making the playoffs

    FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Have expectations changed? + Chargers need to be worried about making the playoffs

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    • 10 min
    The Lightning Round Podcast: A Win Is A Win Is A Win

    The Lightning Round Podcast: A Win Is A Win Is A Win

    Garrett and Jamie recap the Chargers ugly win over the Atlanta Falcons on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours. They live streamed their reactions about how the Chargers won and some turning points in that game. They talk about how the team overcame some wide receiver injuries, how the O-Line stepped up, Justin Herbert’s change in arm angle and how the run defense will need to improve next week against the San Francisco 49ers.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

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Bark vs balk

Guys, you don't "bark" at a contract , you "balk" like a pitcher in baseball. Don't get me wrong, LOVE the show, but you're using the wrong word. If something makes you nervous, you pause, like a righty with a speedster that has a big lead at first.

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Chargers vs chiefs

Chargers podcast celebrating the what-ifs in a chargers loss in KC is SOOOOOO amazingly Chargery lol chargers chargering lol

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Amazing

Best Chargers podcast. Hands down. Thanks guys for your funny and insightful analysis!

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