San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 16, 2013

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

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

ReFo: Colts @ Chargers, Week 6 - Ben Stockwell
After a rough start to the season with eight missed tackles in the first three games, Eric Weddle has settled down in recent weeks and got back to his best on Monday night, especially in coverage. Even a safety like Weddle who moves around the defense isn’t very busy in a game, so it’s about making the plays you are involved in count and Weddle did just that with a pair of stops on third down and a pass defense seeing him maximize his impact in coverage.

Race for Rookie of the Year, Week 6 - Khaled Elsayed
After the tough 2012 the Chargers line endured it’s been refreshing to see how stable Fluker has been at right tackle, especially given the play of some of the other rookie linemen.

'Had a Bad Day' Team, Week 6 - Khaled Elsayed
A big win for San Diego but the play of Troutman would have been concerning. After a solid start to the year the team can’t afford him to let his play slip

32 Observations, Week 6 - Nathan Jahnke
The team leader in Run Stops is Jarret Johnson with 12. Every other team in the league has at least one player with 12 run stops with some teams having as many as six.

First Rounders in Focus: Week 6 - Rick Drummond
Has so far adjusted best to life in the NFL though it’s been for the opposite reasons as to what scouts told us to expect. His run blocking has got him a negative grade as King Dunlap and Michael Harris both outplayed him, but his work in pass protection has been excellent news for Philip Rivers.

Keenan Allen developing into No. 1 receiver - Eric Williams
"I’m still a rookie," Allen said, smiling. "But yeah, I’m definitely trying to grow and develop as a player. I’m just taking it all day by day and trying to gain confidence."

Upon Further Review: Chargers Week 6 - Eric Williams

Returning from the bye week, San Diego has three of four games on the road, including trips to Washington and Miami. If the Chargers can get through that tough stretch still hovering around .500, they will have a chance to compete for a playoff spot with four of five games at home to close out the regular season.

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