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Concern “mounting” that Vincent Jackson will be out Saturday

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The Chargers’ late push for a playoff spot might have a serious obstacle to overcome.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s groin injury is not progressing as well as the team has hoped, leading to “mounting concern” that the team could be without Jackson against the Lions on Saturday. Jackson has played all 14 games for the Chargers this year, a rare force of stability in a receiving corps that’s been ravaged by injuries in 2011.

Jackson, Antonio Gates and Malcolm Floyd played together for just six quarters this season before Week 13 when all three were in the lineup. That game kicked off the Chargers’ three-game winning streak that has put them back within spitting distance of a playoff spot and has also coincided with Philip Rivers‘ best performances of the season.

With Norv Turner and A.J. Smith potentially fighting for their jobs, Jackson’s injury couldn’t come at a worse time for those advocating continuity in San Diego.

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8 Responses to “Concern “mounting” that Vincent Jackson will be out Saturday”
  1. frogmantm says: Dec 23, 2011 3:05 PM

    That would be a lucky break for the Lions if VJ is out.

  2. sbxxix says: Dec 23, 2011 3:08 PM

    Right now it’s win win if you’re a Charger fan. On one hand, making the playoffs obviously would be a reason to celebrate. On the other hand, if we don’t make the playoffs, we get rid of AJ and Norv… I personally think we should fire AJ Smith and demote Norv to Offensive Cordinator and try to bring in a guy like Fisher in town.

  3. jamie54 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    sbxxix, you can’t keep a coach on the staff after firing him, that makes no sense at all. You get rid of him, you get rid of him, that’s it. New coach fine, but then you get the new coaching staff to go with it. How would you like it if you got demoted but someone else fills your old job? Never happen. Norv is good X’s and O’s guy, but you can’t have it all, won’t happen.

  4. gbrown23 says: Dec 23, 2011 5:01 PM

    couldn’t have come at a worse time for my fantasy Championship either

  5. edukator4 says: Dec 23, 2011 5:26 PM

    vj is made of glass. somebody would be nuts to pay tier 2 wr money for him to play 8 games a year

  6. commandercornpone says: Dec 23, 2011 5:27 PM

    if the coach to be demoted was awful old and didnt want the extra responsibility, u might be able to pull it off.

    otherwise, hell no.

  7. primetime0552 says: Dec 23, 2011 6:55 PM

    With as beat up as Detroits secondary is, this is good news for Lions fans. Ford Field is going to be an amazing atmosphere tomorrow afternoon.

  8. Soulman45 says: Dec 23, 2011 9:10 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    Got a can of @@@@@@@@ to open and spread on the field to bring a end to the Chargers playoff hope.
    Have Been 23
    Detroit Lions 35

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