San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 27, 2012


Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Lynch Steps Up in Loss - Ryan Schuler
After Bigby went down with a groin injury, Lynch was called in to replace him and he played admirably. Lynch tied for the team-lead with 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles, and one tackle for loss.

Lessons from Week 12 - Ricky Henne
For the third time this season, the Chargers squandered a double digit fourth quarter lead to end up on the losing end. The issues not only reside on defense but on offense as well. It’s been obvious the defense needs to better at coming up with stops in key situations, none more so than the now infamous 4th-and-29. But the Chargers offense should take some blame as well. After Baltimore scored a touchdown to cut the score to 13-10, the Chargers immediately went three-and-out, punting the ball back to the Ravens with plenty of time on the clock. Even just a few first downs would have helped the Chargers in the waning moments of regulation. Both sides of the ball need to improve in late game situations.

Bennett Inducted into Chargers Hall of Fame - Ryan Schuler
"When I left, we didn’t have halls of fame in Australia, it wasn’t something you aspire to," Bennett said. "When you’re out there (on the field), it’s a really emotional moment."

Robert Meachem reaches new low - Michael Gehlken
Robert Meachem stayed ready Sunday. When the Chargers offense was on the field, he wore his helmet on the sideline and intermittently sprinted in place, chopping his legs to keep warm for when the opportunity to play arrived. It rarely did.

What happened to Antonio Gates? - Tom Krasovic
At times, Gates failed to get open against only one defender. On some of those plays, Rivers lacked time because of the pass rush, or the ball went elsewhere. Gates isn't as fast as he was in the mid-2000s, but he's still better than average as a receiver and a willing blocker. He has fostered Alexander's emergence as the No. 2 receiver opposite Floyd, who in reality is a No. 2 himself.

Jonas Mouton, Brandon Taylor likely to debut - Michael Gehlken
Inside linebacker Jonas Mouton, a 2011 second-round pick, and safety Brandon Taylor, a rookie third-round choice, are expected to be active Sunday against the Bengals. San Diego was hit hard by injuries Sunday when nine players, included seven on defense, were reported as having suffered ailments in a loss to the Ravens.

Jacob Hester can fill a need for Denver - Bill Williamson
Hester, 27, can help in short yardage situations, can get some inside yards and is a strong back-field blocker. At 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds Hester was a fullback for the San Diego Chargers, where he also excelled on special teams

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