San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 27, 2012

Draft countdown at one month - Christopher Smith
For Super Bowl champions of the last decade, the draft, not free agency, was the primary means of roster construction. Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers have won Lombardi Trophies not by chasing high-profile signings, but by selecting the right players at the end of April.

2011 Pass Rushing Productivity: Edge Rushers - Khaled Elsayed
That 235 number of pass rushes for Harrison’s was so low that primarily situational rushers like Antwan Barnes and Carlos Dunlap managed more attempts to get at the quarterback. Both men found it hard to see the field in their teams’ base packages, unless injury thrust them into the starting lineup or they spelled a starter. On the evidence of their 2011 seasons, this is something that both the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals need to rectify with Barnes finishing third overall, and Dunlap seventh.

Chargers awarded late, late draft pick - Michael Gehlken
The NFL dispersed 32 compensatory draft picks to 15 teams Monday, and the Chargers were awarded the 250th selection — all the way back in the seventh round. The 43rd pick of the final round was the fourth-lowest the league rewarded.

Free agent Garay not in any hurry - Michael Gehlken
The ex-Chargers nose tackle is still weighing his options in free agency, including an offer on the table from his former team. Drew Rosenhaus, Garay's agent, said Monday there's no rush to make a decision.

Should The Arizona Cardinals Target Tommie Harris? - Tyler Nickel
In my opinion, I think Harris could be a very solid signing for this team. I like that Holliday was so productive last season and that he knows the scheme, but he is also 36 years of age. While I expect Vonnie to be back, Harris would be a good fallback option that would be inexpensive and would not require a long-term contract. The only problem I would have is his extended injury history, but if he can stay healthy, he could provide some depth for this football club.

Chargers’ Spanos says some teams are controlled by agents - Michael David Smith
If, on the other hand, working with agents instead of against them can sometimes be helpful to teams, and if that’s what the Chargers’ division rivals in Denver just did in the Manning chase, it’s easy to see why the Chargers would be disgruntled right now.

PFF Mailbag: March 26, 2012 - Pro Football Focus
The main criteria we consider when looking at pass rushing are the number of times the quarterback had his throw disrupted in some way (whether it be via sack, hit, or hurry), how long that pressure took to occur, and finally how many attempts the team had in terms of total pass rushes.

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