A Chargers player needed only one word to totally own Jay Cutler

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Reports surfaced Sunday morning indicating Timmons had gone AWOL and made a decision to not show up to work after traveling with the team to Los Angeles for a game against the Chargers.

The Chargers lost a bunch of close games past year, and while they lost another one to start this season, a 24-21 decision at Denver on Monday night, they battled back to almost force overtime and pushed the spread as three-point dogs.

It comes as no secret that the Los Angeles Chargers wasted no time in their efforts to do whatever necessary to gain recognition and support.

The Dolphins couldn't play their season opener due to Hurricane Irma while the Chargers lost a hard-fought 21-24 to the Broncos in the opener. Hull is an outstanding special teamer, but Miami had hoped Raekwon McMillan (since injured) would handle the middle of Miami's defense and perhaps still hope Rey Maualuga (not dressing Sunday) will still eventually do it. Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke notes that Hull has very sound technique and instincts. Coach Adam Gase said Landry has some swelling but likely will play.

Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram isn't shy to take subtle shots at opposing quarterbacks. The two combined for 18.5 sacks last season for the then San Diego Chargers. Gordon found a lot of early running room against Denver before the lanes closed down and the Chargers had to throw to come from behind.

Melvin Gordon was held to 54 rushing yards and he is capable of so much more. As for the Chargers I think they play better in Week 2 against a defense certainly isn't as fearsome as the Broncos. Maxwell really struggled at the start of last season and struggled in the preseason this year.

But thanks to the Oxnard community, fans will still be able to see their game against the Chargers on Sunday. What angered Timmons is still unknown, but apparently, the linebacker cut contact with Miami after leaving their hotel in California. The team's starters haven't played any meaningful snaps since the third week of the preseason, which was nearly a month ago. Those four players alone are bound to be a problem all game for the Chargers, whether it is in stuffing the run or attacking the quarterback. The latest ever opener for the Dolphins came in 1975 when they face the Buffalo Bills on September 22.

- Written by Antwan Staley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and has extensive experience covering Florida sports teams.

A league source also told the Palm Beach Post that Timmons is out for the game.

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