Only two of ESPN's panel of NFL experts took the San Diego Chargers over the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, San Diego native Eric Allen and Keyshawn Johnson.
My take: I’m also taking the more desperate team here and picking the Ravens 27-21 over the Chargers.
Will Laws of Sports Illustrated places Malcom Floyd in his top 10 best hands in the NFL. To qualify for the list, players must have been targeted at least 80 times since the beginning of the 2014 season.
My take: Floyd has just one drop on 120 targets since 2014, which is the best in the NFL over that time frame. That’s pretty impressive for San Diego’s top vertical threat.
Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Melvin Ingram needs to be a more assertive presence on the field and in the locker room for the Chargers.
My take: Ingram’s personality isn’t changing, but he certainly is capable and needs to generate more game-changing plays on the field.
In the NFL’s final public hearing in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis showed up for the event and took questions from the crowd. Davis said he remains committed to Oakland.
My take: Davis received a standing ovation from the crowd, which was much different from how Mark Fabiani was received in San Diego and shows the difference of how each organization has handled the relocation issue.