Now that the roster has been trimmed down to 53 players White Melvin Ingram Jerseys , the all important question is: whos starting? The team has given out their first unofficial depth chart for the season and there are some interesting things going on. Lets start with offense. Forrest Lamp is not starting...yet. This is pretty predictable. Lamp only played in one preseason game and at kickoff on Sunday will only have about 2 weeks of practice time. This is the right move but I doubt it stays this way for long. Antonio Gates has not practiced for the team yet but he is already TE2. That is probably in name only at this point. Sean Culkin is a superior blocker and is in game shape and will likely out-snap Gates this weekend. Everything else is pretty straight forward for the offense.On Defense, things are probably more fluid and I wouldnt be surprised to see the depth chart change before Sunday. First, Jatavis Brown and Kyle Emanuel starting at the OLB spots over rookies Uchenna Nwosu and Kyzir White. I dont think Emanuel and Brown will be able to hold off the rookies for long, and regardless of their status as starters on this depth chart, Nwosu and White will rotate in heavily.This first version of the depth chart also has Rayshawn Jenkins over Derwin James. Sure. That one probably wont even last until game time. With how quickly we have seen Derwin develop during the preseason, hes got to be the starter on Sunday. Finally on special teams, I find it curious that JJ Jones was kept on the roster as a kick return specialist, but is still listed behind Travis Benjamin for Punt Returner Melvin Ingram Jerseys 2019 , and behind both Desmond King AND Austin Ekeler for Kick Returner. I dont buy that either, I think he will be deep to return kicks on Sunday. This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have, where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 04: The Last Successful Free Kick in the NFLDont worry if youve never heard of or seen a free kick in the NFL before. Theyre about as rare as the national media remembering that the Chargers moved to Los Angeles two years ago and no longer play in San Diego. Low and behold though, our story will come to an end in the Bay area. For those of you who dont know what a free kick is when after a fair catch, an NFL team has the right to take a free kick from the line of scrimmage on the next play. If the kick goes through the uprights, the kicking team scores 3 points. Slow down though White Joey Bosa Jerseys , its not as easy as it seems. Granted, kicking a 95 yard field goal is nearly impossible, the rules for making a free kick after a poor punt could come with a cost. Here are the rules.There is no snap.The defense must stand at least 10 yards from the line of scrimmage until the ball is kicked.The kicking team may not use a tee. The ball must be placed or drop-kicked.Even if time expired on the preceding play, the fair-catching team may still attempt the kick.Now, this would seem like its easier in College Football mainly due to poor execution from a young player. Not really. In fact, since 1949, the NCAA tried to eliminate all fair catches. That wasnt going to last due to players safety. Following the 1950 season, college football restored the fair catch Joey Bosa Jerseys 2019 , but explicitly removed the fair catch kick rule. Basically, it you want to see this done, go to your local high school and pray for a miracle or hope a NFL team tries to bring it back. Since 1925, the free kick has been implemented into the league for players to try. The big kicker however is how limited it truly is. In nearly 85 years of the professional sports existence, the free kick has only been attempted 26 times during the regular season. 28 if you included playoffs but knowing the Chargers, not so much. But never fear Chargers fans, the kick has not been successfully preformed since 1976. The culprit? You guessed it, the San Diego Chargers. Lining up for a 45-yard field goal White Melvin Gordon Jerseys , Chargers kicker Ray Wersching would nail the kick and head into the locker room for halftime. This would put the Chargers up 27-10 and eventually seal the the win. In the history of free kicks, the kick has only gone through the uprights five times. The Chargers are the final team to do so. So while spirits are high heading into a 9-3 record for the month of December, some Charger fans like to think the world is over since their team isnt the best in the league. While thats true, the other Los Angeles team is, the Chargers are in the record books for something Greg Zuerlein will probably never have a chance to try. In the end, the Chargers still are making history.