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It's time for teams to hire game managers - Joe Fortenbaugh
With so many different individuals tasked with running the various aspects of a professional football franchise, wouldn’t it make sense to put somebody on the payroll who specializes in the intricacies of game management? When to call timeouts, when to go for two, when to challenge. How many games have we seen lost or severely compromised because of tactical blunders committed by a guy with years of experience who should know better?
Chargers coach search on the offensive - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Of the six known candidates on San Diego’s head coach radar, only Seahawks coordinator Gus Bradley, 46, and former Bears coach Lovie Smith, 54, have defensive backgrounds.
Jimmy Raye leaves Chargers for Colts - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
San Diego's director of player personnel since 2008 has chosen to leave the organization, a team source confirmed, accepting the position of Colts vice president of football operations. He'll serve as the top assistant to Indianapolis GM Ryan Grigson.
AFC West notes - Bill Williamson
Sports Illustrated has reported that former San Diego executive Jimmy Raye has taken over as the vice president of operations for the Colts. That is the job Tom Telesco left to become the Chargers’ general manager. He beat out Raye for the job. Raye was with the Chargers for 17 years.
2012 Regression Alert Accuracy Report - Mike Clay
I can’t stress it enough that the primary goal here is to focus on the very high and very low rates at each position. That said, we learned today that even rates close to league average tend to regress towards the mean. Consider that of the 68 "high" rates from the first half, 54 (or 79 percent) were lower in the second half. Of the 67 "low" rates, 46 (69 percent) were higher.
Bad coaching is everywhere in the NFL - Matt Verderame
Nobody is good enough out of this traveling band of retreads and average coordinators save perhaps McCoy, who at least has an argument to be excluded from this group.
AFC West mock draft: Take I - Bill Williamson
11. San Diego Chargers: CB, Dee Milliner, Alabama: The Chargers’ top need is tackle, but some key players went back to school so I don’t know if there is a fit here. Milliner can be a dynamic player and the Chargers will have a need. San Diego will have options, but I like Milliner here.