San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 2, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA: Running back Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers runs against the tackle of Drayton Florence #29 of the Buffalo Bills during their NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Important season for Bolts could be fun to watch - Nick Canepa
There is a hill overlooking Chargerville — Boot Hill. It’s a graveyard now, where this football team’s excuses — good and lame — have been transported by powder-blue hearse for terra firma siestas. I hate to be the pallbearer of bad news, but that’s what it is.

Top 10 running backs in 2015 -Matt Williamson (ESPN Insider)
3. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers Injuries are a big risk in putting Mathews this high, but his talent most certainly is not. He is big, powerful, fast and in line for a ton of touches in a true feature role now. Mathews will turn 25 during the 2012 season, and if he is able to stay healthy this year, should emerge as one of the best running backs in the NFL.

Smith says Chargers weren't eligible for 'Hard Knocks' - Kevin Acee
"We were not contacted, because we are not eligible to be on the show," Smith said Thursday morning. "None of us have our Screen Actors Guild cards."

Chat wrap: Down on San Diego? - Bill Williamson
I think folks have just grown tired of San Diego because of the unreached potential. But who cares, all that matters if they can win or not. Expectations don't matter.

Four WRs to keep an eye on - Bill Williamson
What to expect in 2012: I think Vincent Brown can be a solid No. 3 receiver. I wouldn’t be shocked if he develops into a main part of the San Diego offense. What’s his career ceiling? I think he can be a terrific player for the long-term. He has a lot of skills. This is a player to watch.

Kill Hitler - Randall Munroe
There. Done. Are you happy? He was in some kind of bunker. 1945 was loud!

Defensive prototypes: Defensive Backfield - Sam Monson
With that in mind, the prototype for this comes in the form of one of the smartest safeties in the game: the Chargers’ Eric Weddle. Though San Diego runs a multitude of defenses, Weddle is exactly what a team running the Cover-2 would look for: athletic, disciplined, strong against the run, and smart enough to stick to his assignment and trust in the defense. He is also a very good Cover-1 safety, but he is perfect for the Cover-2.

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