San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 28, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson (left) and Chargers president Dean Spanos hold up a Tomlinson jersey during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Are the Chargers playoff-bound? - Bill Williamson
In an ESPN series, "5 In, 5 Out," our experts think the Chargers are a strong candidate to roar back into the playoffs. In this video, Mark Schlereth and Herm Edward break down the Chargers’ chances.

Chargers Will Be Featuring Speed on Offense - Ernie Padaon
In seasons past, the Chargers didn’t have the threat of speed on the offense. Vincent Jackson was their biggest deep threat, but he wasn’t a burner. He beat teams down with his physical play off the line and with his sharp route running. Malcom Floyd was the same type of receiver. Before those receivers, we had guys like Eric Parker and Chris Chambers starting out wide. Who was the last receiver on this roster that had speed? Tim Dwight?

Does Tomlinson have a point? - FOXSports
Some may argue that it is easy for Tomlinson to have that opinion, in light of the fact that his career is now over without achieving Super Bowl glory. It is, nevertheless, difficult to argue with his logic. Granted, football is the ultimate team sport, requiring every player on the field to meld into a cohesive unit, each individual separately doing their respective jobs but executed with well-honed precision in order to be successful, be it on a single play, a game, or even an entire season or playoff run.

LaDainian Tomlinson would choose Hall of Fame over Super Bowl - Eric Schmidt
His admission has raised some eyebrows around the internet, but why should it? What else was he expected to say now that his storied career has ended.

LT would choose Canton over Super Bowl - Michael Gehlken
Answering another hypothetical, Tomlinson said former Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer would be, "without a question," his choice in Hall of Fame presenter if the ceremony was today.

Andy Reid vs. Norv Turner: Which hot-seated coach is superior? - Bucky Brooks
In San Diego, Turner tweaked the system to feature the "Bang-8" (skinny post) and go-route on the outside to take advantage of the size and athleticism of his receivers. He also utilized a series of square-ins, deep crosses and option routes to free tight end Antonio Gates over the middle. He used similar tactics as the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys during the early 1990s to take advantage of the unique talents of Michael Irvin and Jay Novacek, but his expanded scheme in San Diego has been more impressive to watch.

NFL players host one day camp at high school alma mater - Ericka Birdsong
San Diego Chargers running back Ronnie Brown and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen are set to host a free football camp featuring other NFL players Saturday at Cartersville High School.

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