San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 5, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA: NFL Rookie Ladarius Green #89 of the San Diego Chargers participates in drills during a minicamp workout on in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

Bolts' defense draws early praise - Michael Gehlken
"We did not make enough big plays on defense. We did not create enough negative plays for the other side. I think we have more guys who are going to make those kinds of plays."

Ranking the AFC West O-linemen - Bill Williamson
3. Nick Hardwick, C, San Diego: A strong, reliable player whom the Chargers absolutely had to re-sign.

NFL Arrests Database -
These are arrests and citations involving NFL players since 2000 that were more serious than speeding tickets. The San Diego Union-Tribune reviewed hundreds of news reports and public records in compiling it. The list cannot be considered comprehensive in part because some incidents may not have been reported and some public records proved to be elusive. Increased media coverage of incidents also probably accounts for more incidents listed in recent years.

A Q&A with Chargers rookie tight end Ladarius Green - Scott Bair
Few outside of the South knew about Ladarius Green. San Diego football fans might be exceptions.

AFC West notes - Bill Williamson
San Diego coach Norv Turner has continually expressed his faith in running back Ryan Mathews this offseason. Here is another example of Turner’s confidence in Mathews. Mathews told Sports Illustrated that Turner said the Chargers running back reminds him of former standout Ricky Williams. The Chargers expect Mathews to be a workhorse as he enters his third NFL season.

Shaping the Slot: Defense - Steve Palazzolo
With the slot receiver no longer an afterthought for offensive coordinators, their defensive counterparts must choose wisely when selecting a nickel back. He not only has to worry about covering the different types of slot receivers around the league, but must also take on added run stopping and blitz responsibilities. When you add it all up, the slot cornerback needs to be quick enough to handle great receivers and tough enough to stick his nose into the thick of the action.

Front Door - Randall Munroe
FYI: I'll be releasing a wolf into a randomly-chosen front yard sometime in the next 30 years. Now your fear is reasonable, and you don't need to feel embarrassed anymore. Problem solved!

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