San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 29, 2012

They don't come any tougher than Dielman - Kevin Acee
Dielman is walking away from $5.5 million in 2012 and perhaps another $25 million more on a possible new contract because he wants to play with his kids 10 years from now, wants to remember conversations with his wife 20 years from now.

Thoughts on Kris Dielman's retirement - Bill Williamson
The Chargers will have to replace Dielman in-house, in the draft or in free agency. The Chargers will likely look at Stanford guard David DeCastro with their 18th overall pick in April's draft. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay thinks DeCastro is a special talent and could still be on the board when the Chargers select. If not, they could trade down to get another guard; they could also find one in free agency or insert a veteran backup such as Tyronne Green at the spot.

Don't Let Big Banks Hold Us Hostage - Michael Lewis
The Big Short author Michael Lewis on how to avoid another financial meltdown.

Speed King: Rich Eisen runs his best 40-yard dash at the scouting combine - Doug Farrar
It's like the confetti at the end of the Super Bowl: When Rich Eisen of the NFL Network runs his 40-yard dash inside Lucas Oil Stadium at the end of the scouting combine, you know it's time to wrap it up. 2012 marked the seventh year Eisen has done the thing, and he came oh-so-close to his ultimate goal this time: He almost broke six seconds with an official (we think) time of 6.03 seconds.

Mayock: DT class strong; TEs thin - Christopher Smith
"I love the defensive tackles," Mayock said, adding he believes five-to-seven players have first-round grades. "The depth in it is really good, too. You can go four or five rounds with the defensive tackles in any scheme."

Turner evaluates Chargers offense - Christopher Smith
Yards and points haven’t been a problem for San Diego’s offense the last two seasons, but the Chargers have not taken care of the ball well enough.

Could Reggie Wayne be on Chargers' radar? - Bill Williamson
I think Wayne is the type of player that would be right up the Chargers’ alley. He could be fairly inexpensive compared to other receivers and I think he still has something left in the tank.

Scouting For The Chargers Draft: Memphis DT Dontari Poe - Ernie Padaon
Poe could be the lane clogger that we needed ever since the days of Jamal Williams. A big run stuffer in the middle that can take up multiple blockers is one of the keys to running the 3-4 defense and Poe could be the man we need. We are not sure what we are doing with free agent Antonio Garay yet, but it is never a bad idea to have a big dominant man like this in the middle.

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