San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 7, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers players Charlie Whitehurst (6) and Jeromey Clary (66) stretch at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers: Backup QB plan - Bill Williamson
The Chargers are taking a risk by going with Charlie Whitehurst as Rivers’ backup. Whitehurst spent four seasons with the Chargers and was traded to Seattle two years ago. The Seahawks had designs that Whitehurst (a preseason star in San Diego) could become solid starter. It never happened and he finished 1-3 as a starter in Seattle.

The Birth of the 3-3-5 Defense - Chris Brown
It was early 2000, and Charlie Strong had a problem. Strong, then in his second season as the defensive coordinator for South Carolina, had gone to Columbia, SC to join head coach Lou Holtz in an attempt to resurrect the school's moribund program. Unfortunately, instead of resurrecting anything whatsoever, the team finished an abysmal 0-11 in the pair's first year. Fortunately for Strong, in football, the need for solutions to unique problems often leads to new ideas.

Mathews would be Turner's latest workhorse - Michael Gehlken
While some coaches would rather not lean so heavily on a single running back, preferring to evenly distribute responsibilities in a committee attack, Turner doesn't mind.

Jammer sells home for $1.2 million - Lily Leung
Jammer, who has played in San Diego since 2002, has sold a home east of Rancho Santa Fe for $1.2 million. The 4,300-square-foot home, at 15610 Hayden Lake Place, was on the market for less than a month before escrow closed in April, according to the Multiple Listing Service. He has two other properties on the market.

AFC West backup QBs don't rate well - Bill Williamson
Maybe I am just too harsh. Or maybe, just maybe, all four AFC West teams must hope and pray their starting quarterbacks don’t get hurt.

Chargers sign former Torero - Michael Gehlken
Last month, Patrick Doyle tried out for the Chargers at their three-day rookie minicamp. Now, he has a roster spot to show for it.

San Diego Chargers Positional Analysis: Special Teams - Wonko
Richard Goodman and Patrick Crayton didn't light the world on fire last year with their returns. Crayton is gone and Goodman has a lot of competition. Goodman did break one for a TD late last season, but you can't live on one success for long. The Chargers don't need Devin Hester out there, but they could use someone that provides some threat or pick up some extra yards now and again.

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