San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 31, 2013

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

First Rounders in Focus: Week 8 - Khaled Elsayed
Grade would arguably be higher but for a stint at left tackle when the team lost linemen like it was going out of fashion. Had his pass protection exposed there, but has strangely been unable to really impose himself in the run game yet.

Grading the NFL's rookie coaches - Mike Tanier
Midterm Grade: B. Like Bruce Arians in Arizona, McCoy has stabilized a foundering organization and is keeping his team respectable in a brutal division. Also like Arians, he is still relying on old-guard veterans at high-profile positions. Rivers will not need replacement as quickly as Carson Palmer, but McCoy will have to simultaneously build on his early successes and transition to a younger roster. That is not an unusual dilemma for a rookie coach, nor is it an easy problem to solve, but at least McCoy has some early success to build from.

Bold predictions for Redskins-Chargers - The Washington (VIDEO)
The Post Sports Live crew makes some bold predictions for what will happen when the San Diego Chargers play the Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Chargers to honor 1963 AFL squad - The Japan Times
"I’m sorry there wasn’t a Super Bowl," Alworth said. "We might have brought one of those home. I just wish all my teammates were here to see this. Some of us are still here and some of us aren’t."

Chargers Hope To Stay Hot With Redskins, RGIII As Next Challenge - Dave Thomas
For most, there is likely the mentality that catching both Denver (7-1, second place in AFC West) and Kansas City (8-0, first place) are the main objectives over the remaining nine games in the regular season. In order to have a chance at catching one or both of those teams, San Diego will have to pick up where it left off before the bye week.

Philip Rivers is rejuvenated under Mike McCoy as Chargers prepare to face Redskins - Kent Babb
McCoy’s first order was to center his offense on Rivers’s comfort, tailoring a no-huddle offense to the 31-year-old passer’s intelligence and ability to adjust. And through seven games this season, Rivers has built one of his best seasons and a 111.1 passer rating, second only to the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning.

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