Patriots' offense has displayed so far this season 鈥?whether it's turnovers or lack of downfield passing.His measuring stick for progress is much more simplistic."It's really not about those things to me. It's about points Isaac Rochell Jerseys 2019 ," Brady said after New England's 38-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night .It was the second straight game the Patriots have scored 38 points. It's also the second consecutive week that it's looked like Brady and the offense are turning a corner following a lackluster 1-2 start to the season that included a paltry 10-point effort in a loss to Detroit."Ultimately we gotta score more points," Brady said. "We scored 38, which is great. But we have more in us."Buoyed by the return of receiver Julian Edelman from his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers, Brady looked like the reigning regular-season MVP for the first time this season.On a night in which he notched his 500th career regular-season touchdown pass, he spread the ball around to eight receivers and threw for a season-high 341 yards.He was spot-on from the start, completing his first nine passes on an opening drive that ended with a 1-yard TD pass to Cordarrelle Patterson. Brady didn't complete more than two passes on an opening drive in any of the team's first four games.And after an offseason that featured lots of player departures on the offensive side of the ball, Thursday's victory also highlighted just how many weapons Brady still has at his disposal.Rookie running Sony Michel came up just two yards shy of his second straight 100-yard game. Tight end Rob Gronkowski broke out of a recent fog with six catches for 75 yards. And recent acquisition Josh Gordon notched his first touchdown 鈥?Brady's 500th 鈥?showing off his ability as the big-play threat this offense has been missing.Edelman's return might have simply been an extra cherry on top an already-decadent cake."It was great. There's some things that obviously we have to work on. But it was good to get out there and catch some rocks and go out there and make some plays and be with the fellas," Edelman said. "I haven't played football in like, 405 days or something like that. It was good to be out there with the crowd rocking. It was awesome. It was amazing. It's great to be back."DISAPPOINTING STARTWhile the Patriots are finding their footing, the Colts have lost three straight and slipped to 1-4.One of the recurring themes has been self-inflicted mistakes, particularly turnovers. Indianapolis had three more on Thursday."We're not going to win consistently until we learn how to get out of our own way," Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said. "I think when we look at ourselves, we're going to have to learn how not to lose before we want to give ourselves a chance to win. And so, it's frustrating, the stuff out there. We're all frustrated but I don't think anybody's losing the belief."INJURIES PILING UPLuck did his best to keep Indy in the game, even as injuries continue to pile up around him.Indianapolis entered the game with receiver T.Y. Hilton headlining a list of five starters that were sidelined. The Colts added four more key players to that list on Thursday.Linebacker Anthony Walker left in the first quarter with a concussion. Safety Clayton Geathers was initially evaluated for a concussion early in the second quarter, before clearing the protocol. But he remained out with a neck injury. Defensive tackle Margus Hunt (knee) and DT/DE Denico Autry (hamstring) also both had short nights.Coach Frank Reich said the injuries weren't even discussed entering the game."It's the hand that is dealt you," Reich said. "You can't have penalties, turnovers, and drops against a good team, against any team White Darius Philon Jerseys , especially on the road. So, we just got to pick up the pieces and I still have a lot of confidence in our players.SLINGING IT AROUNDPerhaps because of all the injuries, Luck is having to carry a lot more of the offensive load for the Colts.Over the last two games, he has attempted 121 passes. According to Elias Sports Bureau that's the second-most pass attempts in a two-game span in NFL history and the most ever in a five-day span. Philip Rivers holds the record with 123 pass attempts in Weeks 6 and 7 in 2015.MILESTONESColts K Adam Vinatieri missed a 38-yard field goal in first quarter. But it marked his 673rd attempt, passing Gary Anderson for second on the all-time list.Vinatieri made a 54-yarder in the second quarter on his 674th attempt. He now trails only Morten Andersen's 709 career attempts.With his victory, Brady has now tied Vinatieri for most wins by player in NFL history (226). We are officially just ONE WEEK away from day one of the 2019 NFL Draft and you bet you’re sweet peeps that I am STOKED.To think that, just over a week from right now, we can all wrap our minds..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBolts From The BlueBolts From The Blue, a Los Angeles Chargers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsChargersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorFiled under:Latest NewsLos Angeles Chargers NewsChargers OffseasonFour prospects the Chargers should consider in the sixth roundNew,4commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareFour prospects the Chargers should consider in the sixth roundPhoto by John Weast/Getty ImagesWe are officially just ONE WEEK away from day one of the 2019 NFL Draft and you bet you’re sweet peeps that I am STOKED.To think that, just over a week from right now, we can all wrap our minds and hearts around a new class of Chargers rookies.New names to write about. New names to rock on our backs as we cheer this team to victory on future Sundays to come.It doesn’t get much better.But we have six more rounds to go in this lead-up series to the big weekend so let’s get to it. Here are four more names that I believe should be legitimate considerations by the team when they get to day three of the draft.WR/Utility Jalen Hurd - BaylorFor those of you unaware of Hurd’s incredibly interesting story, here is a short synopsis:Hurd was a former running back for the Tennessee Volunteers from 2014-2016 where he was an absolute bruiser standing 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. After a standout 2015 season where he rushed for 1,285 and 12 touchdowns, he hoped to do more of the same in 2016 even though he shared the backfield with current NFL backs Alvin Kamara and John Kelly.After rushing for at least 90 yards in three of the teams first four games, Hurd took a nasty hit by a Georgia defender in the fifth game of the season. He went on to put up just 44 yards over the next two games combined against Alabama and South Carolina. Following the SC game, head coach Butch Jones announced that Hurd would be transferring. In April of 2017, Hurd made it public that he planned to transfer to Baylor where he would also undergo a position change from running back to wide receiver in order to elongate his career by reducing the amount of hits he will take from not being a primary ball-carrier.Hurd transformed his body while not playing in the 2017 season. Prior to his 2018 season, Hurd weighed around 225 pounds, roughly 15 short of his RB weight. In his lone season with the Bears, he was their most versatile offensive weapon Darius Philon Jerseys 2019 , lining up primarily in the slot while still garnering some backfield reps in and around the red zone.He finished his first campaign as a wideout with 69 catches for 946 yards and four touchdowns. He also punched in three scores on the ground while carrying the rock 48 times for 209 yards.In just a single year, it was apparent how hard Hurd had worked on his new craft to be able to find the success he did as he was named the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. With one mismatch weapon having just left for the bay area, maybe the Chargers will kick the tires on a guy who could really open up a few more doors in this offense.DT Dontavius Russell - AuburnRussell is a guy that was a much more popular name in the early goings of 2018 but has since been overshadowed by the plethora of stud defenders in this year’s draft. Which means, someone may be getting a dang good football player on day three.The former Tiger has good size for the position, coming in at 6-foot-3 and 319 pounds. His trait that pops the most on the film is his first step quickness, making him a candidate to possibly play the penetrating 3-tech that this Gus Bradley defense covets.Russell was a for-year stalwart for the Auburn defense having started 49 of his 52 career games. His final numbers aren’t eye-popping, but they’re solid, nonetheless.He finished his career with 153 total tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, and six sacks.Russell was also invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he enjoyed a ho-hum week against some of the top talent in the entire county. He didn’t standout in many instances but just the fact he was invited is a good indicator that Tom Telesco and company have done their homework on the guy. All together, Russell has the experience and pedigree of a guy that should be looked at hard when things start to wind-down in this year’s draft.OT Martez Ivey - FloridaIvey came to the University of Florida as a highly-touted recruit was selected to several All-America teams, including USA Today and a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Game.As a primary contributor from day one, Ivey played in all 12 games his freshman season, starting the last eight at left guard. In ‘16 and ‘17, Ivey started 23 of 24 games, playing mostly left guard with the last two starts of his junior campaign coming at left tackle. He was named to the second team All-SEC team in both years.However, as a senior this past year, Ivey took a backseat to the resounding hype of teammate Jawaan Taylor who burst onto the scene to become one of the most coveted offensive linemen in this year’s draft. After looking like the better prospect of the two early in their careers, Ivey now sits as a low-round flier with some upside.His 6-foot-5, 309-pound frame looks the part, and his 36 1/2-inch arms are tops among all offensive linemen in the entire class. But will the god-given stuff become enough with the proper coaching? I’m not so sure.Regardless White Austin Ekeler Jerseys , he showed some promise once before, maybe lightning can strike twice.LB Cam Smith - USCIt’s easy to follow the bread crumbs when it comes to Smith and the Chargers. He’s a player right in their backyard that plays a position of need who may also come cheaply.Smith has been a leading tackler for the Trojans ever since he stepped foot on campus. His freshman year was tremendous for a first-year player and really set the tone for the rest of his career in Southern California.That season, in 2015, Smith had 78 tackles with a single TFL and sack, but he also picked off a trio of passes and took one of them back for a score.In his next two years, Smith increased his tackle numbers to 83 the following year, and then up to 112 in 2017, making him just the second Trojan to go over 100 tackles since 2012. In 2018, his tackle numbers would fall back down to 81.Smith would finish his career with 26.5 tackles-for loss, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions, and a surprising 14 passes defended.Smith possesses the leadership, intensity, and football IQ that any coach would want in a middle linebacker. Some guys just have a knack for always being around the football and that’s always something any coaching staff can work with.With the linebacker class being one of the weaker groups in this year’s draft, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Smith get selected prior to the sixth round, but if he were to fall well into day three, there’s no reason the Chargers shouldn’t bring the hometown kid in.