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The Bolts from the Blue Podcast is a weekly discussion about the San Diego Chargers. Each week, hosts John Gennaro and Ben Higgins get together to break down the Chargers previous game, and take a look forward to the team's upcoming game.




The Lightning Round Podcast 121: Chargers vs. Dolphins: Still Not Panicking

Due to some unforeseen circumstances the boys couldn’t get into the studio to record this week so they recorded the podcast over Youtube. They talk about game-to-game adjustments and personnel decisions the coaching staff made during this week compared to last. The guys discuss the all-time Tight End TD record, the monster season Jatavis Brown … Read more

Duration: 00:35:23

The Lightning Round Podcast 120: Chargers vs. Broncos: The Offensive Line Is Getting A Bad Wrap

The Chargers lose a tough one in Denver on Monday night and are 0-1 to begin the NFL season. So, what did we learn? A lot of questions were answered in the first game and the guys talk about their important takeaways from this loss. They discuss the Linebacker rotation, the playcalling, clock management, the … Read more

Duration: 01:04:09

The Lightning Round Podcast 119: Final 53, Practice Squad & Record Prediction

The Lightning Round guys evaluate the “final” 53 and all the steps to get to where they’re at today going into the 2017 season. The Chargers made 3 waiver claims and added some new faces to the roster, they breakdown each player and where they fit on this team. They review the 10-man Practice Squad, … Read more

Duration: 01:02:13

The Lightning Round Podcast 118: Chargers 53 Man Roster Predictions

Before the Chargers preseason finale Garrett and Jamie take a stab at guessing the Chargers final roster going into Week 1 of the regular season. The guys recorded this on video which you can catch on the new Lightning Round Podcast app. They go in-depth on which guys they think will or won’t make the … Read more

Duration: 00:29:08

The Lightning Round Podcast 117: Chargers vs Rams Recap – Rivers Led Offense Looks Sharp

The Chargers get their first preseason win against the Rams behind a dominate performance from the starters on both sides of the ball. Garrett and Jamie talk about the significant signs they took away from the player rotations on Saturday and what that means coming up on the 53 man cuts. They talk about a … Read more

Duration: 00:59:33

The Lightning Round Podcast 116: Saints vs Chargers Preseason Recap – Dez is King

Even though the game wasn’t pretty, some players “stock went up” after Sunday’s Preseason loss. The guys talk about those players who helped their cause against the Saints, the Offensive Line’s performance and how both Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones played versus New Orleans. They also discuss some possible options at o-line, the effort level … Read more

Duration: 00:54:46

The Lightning Round Podcast 115: Chargers vs Seahawks Preseason Recap

The Chargers began their first game of the 2017 NFL season against the Seahawks and the guys reviewed what they liked and didn’t like from their loss on Sunday. They talked about the injuries to Denzel Perryman and Jerry Attaochu and what that means when the regular season starts. They took questions on the back-up … Read more

Duration: 01:01:59

The Lightning Round Podcast 114: Interview with Chargers Safety Dexter McCoil

The Chargers Safety Dexter McCoil called into the Lightning Round Podcast to talk about his journey to the NFL. Dexter shares how bouncing around from not getting drafted to getting cut from the Arena League didn’t stop him from pursing his dream. He talked about his versatility as a player and what he’d like his … Read more

Duration: 00:19:11

The Lightning Round Podcast 113: Interview with Isaac Rochell

The Chargers 7th Round pick Isaac Rochell called into the Lightning Round Podcast to talk about his role with the team so far and some of the work he’s got on Special Teams. He also talked about if he thinks he can win a fight against Ronda Rousey, how good the Mexican food is in … Read more

Duration: 00:15:14

The Lightning Round Podcast 112: WAY Too Early 53 Man Roster Prediction, RG3 & Mike Williams

On the week before Chargers Training Camp, Jamie and Garrett put down their premature 53 man roster predictions. At the top of the show they talk about the Chargers bringing in Robert Griffin III for a workout and if he’s a good fit as a potential back-up quarterback. The guys also discuss the suspicious timeline … Read more

Duration: 01:15:38

The Lightning Round Podcast 111: Training Camp Preview: Defense & Special Teams

Last week Garrett and Jamie went over the offensive players going into Training Camp and on this episode they breakdown Defense and Special Teams. They cover each position group reviewing every player including the Undrafted Free Agents and the position battles heading into camp. They also discuss the USA Today article claiming the Chargers have … Read more

Duration: 00:43:02

The Lightning Round Podcast 110: Interview with UDFA CB Michael Davis

Los Angeles Chargers Undrafted Free Agent cornerback Michael Davis called into the Lightning Round Podcast to update us on how things were going after OTA’s. Davis talked about his rise to the first team defense, if he’s talked to Coach Lynn about the open cornerback position and if he’s returning kicks in camp so far. … Read more

Duration: 00:11:06

The Lightning Round Podcast 109: Training Camp Preview: Offense

Garrett and Jamie review all 43 offensive players going into Training Camp which kicks off July 29th. They cover each position group reviewing every player including the Undrafted Free Agents and the position battles heading into Training Camp. They also discuss players to watch, surprise cuts and is Philip Rivers the Carmelo Anthony of the … Read more

Duration: 01:00:28

The Lightning Round Podcast 108: Melvin Ingram’s Contract Extension & Reviewing the AFC West Draft Class

The Chargers locked up their pass rusher Melvin Ingram for 4 more years and the guys talk about the limited details on his deal including if it was a smart move by the team. They also break down the rest of the Chargers AFC West draft class going over all the selections made by the … Read more

Duration: 01:09:59

The Lightning Round Podcast 107: What was going on at OTAs?

The boys are back after a brief break to talk about Chargers football. They discuss the benefits of cutting Orlando Franklin and what a move like that says about the coaching staff. The Chargers also added another Free Agent and they chat about Tre Boston’s skillset and his future role on Defense. The guys also update us on … Read more

Duration: 01:02:38

The Lightning Round Podcast 106: Chargers 2017 Draft Recap

The guys talk about all seven selections made by the Chargers during the 2017 NFL Draft. They breakdown each player and their fit with the team heading into the season. Once they go through all the picks they discuss the team’s overall draft philosophy and what the plan is going forward. Once they wrap up … Read more

Duration: 01:08:25

The Lightning Round Podcast 105: Mock Draft Madness

It’s the week of the draft so Garrett and Jamie go wild and lay down FOUR mock drafts. They each do a mock draft guessing what they think the Chargers will do through all 7 rounds and then they each give their ideal picks for the 2017 draft. Not only that, the guys give you … Read more

Duration: 01:04:48

The Lightning Round Podcast 104: Draft Show: Defensive Ends & Defensive Tackles

It is the last player profiles before the draft and this show is covering Defensive Ends and Tackles. They covered the edge players under 260, so for Defensive Ends players between 261-290 and the Defensive Tackles are players at 291 and above. The guys go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top … Read more

Duration: 01:01:22

Uncategorized Bottom of the Depth Chart Podcast Episode 2: NBA Playoffs, Receivers, and Charlie Murphy

Back for the 2nd time with my guys Cephas and Diante. Be sure to follow them on twitter @wherestheceph & @dlblaxx. With the NBA Playoffs underway we started off by talking about our favorite teams/players and how we ended up rooting for them. The football talk today was centered around receivers. We dabbled in some … Read more

Duration: 01:00:22

The Lightning Round Podcast 103: Draft Show: Cornerbacks & Safeties

It’s all about the DB’s. The guys cover this draft classes: Cornerbacks, Free Safeties and Strong Safeties. They also talk about the Safeties mocked to the Charger at #7 and if they’d approve the pick. The guys go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5 and give sleepers in this week’s … Read more

Duration: 01:14:24

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