San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 22, 2013

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Mailbag: Why I believe in Telesco & McCoy - Ricky Henne
There are a number of reasons why I believe they are the right men for the job, but the number one reason is my faith in the hiring committee. Dean Spanos, John Spanos, Ed McGuire and Ron Wolf went through an extensive process, really putting the candidates through the wringer. All the candidates for the position I had a chance to speak with said it was one of the most detailed interviews they ever went through, so we know that no stone was left unturned during the search.

New Chargers Era Underway at Senior Bowl - Ricky Henne
It is an important event for every team, but for the Chargers this season, it holds even more intrigue. For the first time, new General Manager Tom Telesco and Head Coach Mike McCoy will work side-by-side to scout some of the top talent coming out of college. Thus, the 2013 Senior Bowl provides the first glimpse of how the new era in Chargers history will work.

Officiating: Head-To-Head Contact - Football Outsiders
After several dangerous but legal hits in yesterday's Baltimore-New England game (particularly Bernard Pollard's hit on Stevan Ridley), there has been some focus on head-to-head contact that is illegal and contact that is legal. There are two common situations where head-to-head contact is illegal:

Could Chargers target Larry Fitzgerald? - Bill Williamson
Even if the Cardinals wanted to deal Fitzgerald, he’d cost the Chargers a ton in trade compensation and cap money. The Chargers have a lot to do. They are not one player away on offense. So, fitting Fitzgerald in wouldn’t be easy

Bolts make big changes to offensive staff - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Tight ends coach Jason Michael is the only Chargers offensive coach from the Norv Turner era confirmed to be retained. He came to San Diego in 2010.

Jacques Cesaire ready for next challenge - Kevin Acee (paywall)
Jacques Cesaire has decided to officially retire as a player and try to become an NFL assistant coach. One of the nicest, most grounded, family-oriented men to walk this earth wants to do one of the most time-consuming, pressure-filled, uncertain jobs on earth.

John Fox tree bears mixed fruit - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Dennis Allen went 4-12 last season as the rookie head coach of the Raiders. Better results should be expected of Mike McCoy, the Chargers' new hire who inherits a more talented team than Allen got in Oakland.

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