Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jan 2008

What The Wildcard Winners Need To Do

ESPN's DJ Gallo takes a look at the wildcard winners to see if any of them could follow in the footsteps of the Colts and Steelers. That's right, Philip Rivers, keep being annoying -- it distracts the defense.

Posted by: Sean McCormick on 09 Jan 2008

23 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2008, 3:00am by Bobman

Comments

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by Wanker79 (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:03pm

...leaving the talented Chargers such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and Chris Chambers open.

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

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by Disco Stu (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:24pm

Re #1- Tomlinson... the other two are wide recievers!

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by bravehoptoad (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:32pm

Gates! The other two are uninjured!

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by Ryan (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:33pm

Re:#1 Antonio is the only name that begins or ends with a vowel.

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by Peter (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:52pm

#1:
Chambers! The other two had terrible games in the first round!

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by Stereochemistry (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:52pm

Chambers! Because he's the only one with a monosyballic first name.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 5:53pm

Gates is the only one who didn't play college football.

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by Cliff Claven (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:00pm

All three of them are people who have never been in my kitchen.

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by White Rose Duelist (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:00pm

Tomlinson has more capital letters in his first name.

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by footballprofessor (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:03pm

Tomlinson is not like the others because he's my real daddy....at least that's what mommy told me to say.

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by Raiderjoe (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:21pm

re1 Chambers not talented. Other 2 talentd. Chargers beeter win this year because Raiders coming on strong. Last year of window ofr Chargers. N Turner to be fired if Chargers lose on Sunday. P carroll to join team then. Not as good NFL oach as college coach. Will bring Chargers down.

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by Spike (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:21pm

Tomlinson, because he's not named after a pluralized portion of the typical royal estate.

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by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:22pm

Well done Wanker.

As for your question, it's obvious you mean Chambers, but hasn't he improved since joining the Chargers? Definitely not enough to put him with the other 2 elite guys, but still a bit right? Someone who watches the Chargers/Dolphins can add further I'm sure.

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by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:23pm

#12 Spike - HAHAHA, sweet.

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by Disco Stu (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:25pm

Gates- he's the only one who's not a huge Wang Chung fan. I know... I was surprise too.

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by Carlos (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 6:27pm

Be that as it may Alex, those people have never been in my kitchen.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 7:02pm

8/16 Ah.... could you please rephrase that in the form of a question?

Great episode, especially the categories like "sons and mothers" and "postage stamps" and "beer trivia," but what are the odds of Alex Trebeck just happening to drop by Cliffie's hangout after the show?

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by Jake (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 7:17pm

I'd take those odds. The best odds are for the Patriots to lose, three times as likely as Seahawks to beat GB? I'd give three to one that if one of the Hawks or Jags makes it to the Conference championship its the Hawks...

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by Costa (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 7:40pm

@12: +1

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by Richard (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 8:20pm

Chambers isn't on the same level as Gates or Tomlinson both of whom are arguably the best in the NFL at their position, but he's definitely one of the Chargers' biggest weapons.

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by Carlos (not verified) :: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 9:42pm

17 - not to sound like Cliff himself, but I'm pretty sure those other categories were Beer, Bar Trivia and Celibacy.

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by apocalypse66 (not verified) :: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 12:41am

Way to ruin the thread, Wanker. Why can't we all just discuss the article at hand, instead of mocking certain overrated receivers?!

(/Sarcasm...but you knew that)

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 3:00am

Carlos, There are 5 or 6 categories in Jeopardy! but you hit three spot-on. I totally forgot about celibacy. Pretty sure there was one related to the post office--stamps or civil service or something. I hope I can resist the urge to look into this more.... It'll be tough. God I miss that show. Mid-week, little real football news... I might as well get misty about a lost love.