Serious Business: 4/15 Chargers Links

2009 All-"More Snaps, Please" Team - Pro Football Focus
Brandon Siler (Chargers) improved the Chargers' run defense when he came in…could he transition to three-down linebacker? Didn't have a single bad game when he came into the lineup -- Chargers' best linebacker last year

Chargers Turn to Draft to Replace L.T. - Michael Lombardo -
As for replacing the '09 version of L.T., that's not too steep a task for a team with the No. 28 and No. 40 overall picks in the draft. The Chargers figure to grab two running backs in the first four rounds, and if those two players can embrace Norv Turner's philosophy and average anything over 3.3 ypc, the Chargers will be running in the right direction.

Draft Watch: AFC West - Bill Williamson - ESPN
This is a classic leadership situation. A.J. Smith is the general manager in San Diego. He is responsible for making all football-related decisions since he took over in San Diego in 2003. Smith has become known as one of the best drafters in the NFL. He is an aggressive draft-day trader. He has no problem trading up or down. Smith is a very confident leader. He’s in charge and he isn’t afraid of doing his job.

Marshall deal puts Bolts in charge - Bill Barnwell - ESPN Insider
By dealing away Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins for a pair of second-round picks, McDaniels might have done the best thing for his team in the long-term. A second-round pick in one of the deepest drafts in years is a very valuable commodity indeed, let alone grabbing another one next year. But in the short-term? Broncos fans should basically be writing off 2010.

Kiper's Breakdown: Rounds 1-4 - Mel Kiper - ESPN Insider
Early in the draft process, Mathews was considered a physical, between-the-tackles runner. Then he ran in the low- to mid-4.4 range, and you looked at his tape and saw him breaking tackles ... and then running away from everybody. In other words, he's the perfect complement to Darren Sproles in the Chargers' offense. He can carry the load and provide some explosiveness but also give way when the team utilizes Sproles. Thomas is a guy who can work along the interior in the 3-4, which is why he goes here and a guy like Brian Price doesn't. The Chargers also address depth needs at WR with Mitchell and Jones in the secondary.

A clean slate - Scott Yoffe -
One of the beautiful things about the NFL is that players like Nathan Vasher can get an opportunity at a clean slate and a fresh start.

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