San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 27, 2012

Donald Miralle

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

Changes are on the way - John Clayton
Heading the list of hot assistants for head coaching jobs are Bruce Arians of the Colts, McCoy and Jay Gruden of the Cincinnati Bengals. There are thoughts Patriots offesnive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who flopped in Denver, could get a second chance. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's name is one the radar for what he did with Robert Griffin III in Washington. Former head coaches such as Todd Haley and Tom Cable could get interviews.

Bad AFC West good for Chargers' draft order - Michael Gehlken
For non-playoff teams, the NFL Draft's selection order is determined by win-loss record and then, to break ties between squads with the same record, strength of schedule. The worse the SOS, the better the draft spot, and that benefits the Chargers, who have two games apiece against the Chiefs (2-13) and Raiders (4-11) weakening their schedule.

Coaches will line up for Bolts' job - Nick Canepa
Between now and the coaching hire we will hear every name out there. And there won’t be a shortage of applicants, because not many new coaches get the chance to work with an experienced quarterback, and the Chargers have one in Philip Rivers.

Bolts promote two rookies; 17 players on IR - Michael Gehlken
Gatson, a former Arkansas cornerback, and Cattouse, a former California safety, were promoted Wednesday from to the 53-man roster. They were cut in training camp but have been on the team's practice squad.

Rivers, Chargers can't keep looking forward to next year - Kevin Acee
Philip Rivers simply loves this game he plays. A lot of players talk about how they’d play this game solely for the fun. Rivers personifies the notion. You can actually see him out in the yard back home in Alabama, begging exhausted friends to please just play one more game. Rivers knows it ultimately means nothing, but he’s focused on winning the season’s final game Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

32 Observations: Week 16 - Nathan Jahnke
When Philip Rivers throws to Danario Alexander, he has a rating of 132.2, which is the second-highest rating to a particular receiver in the league.

AFC West Stock Watch - Bill Williamson
There will be a new coach in San Diego next year and he will inherit some good young talent on defense. Reyes is one of them. The second-round pick had 3.5 sacks Sunday at the Jets and he has a chance to be a dominant player. The likely departing A.J. Smith gets dinged a lot, but Reyes could be a nice parting gift from Smith.

The Pro Bowl's Jokes - Khaled Elsayed
What makes it so bad is that the AFC was loaded with excellent safety play. Eric Weddle is the most complete safety in the game, Jairus Byrd the best cover safety, and Reshad Jones a huge playmaker. If you’re looking for some leadership then how about Ryan Clark and if you want a heavy hitter in the box T.J. Ward is your guy.

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