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Get to Know New Secondary Coach Ron Milus - Ricky Henne
Milus is the defense’s lone new addition to San Diego, but he isn’t fazed by joining a unit that mostly remains intact under the guidance of defensive coordinator John Pagano. In fact, he is looking forward to being the group’s newest member and is excited about what he brings to the table.
Steroids - Randall Munroe
A human is a system for converting dust billions of years ago into dust billions of years from now via a roundabout process which involves checking email a lot.
Bolts not sold on dual-threat durability - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
For all the changes of late at Chargers Park, one wrinkle that isn’t in the works is a move to a dual-threat quarterback. Philip Rivers, to be sure, is still the man. It goes beyond Rivers, though. To hear Tom Telesco, neither Mike McCoy nor he is convinced that dual-threat quarterbacks running the read option are great bets to survive full seasons.
Martyball! takes aim at A.J. Smith - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Inspired by Marty Schottenheimer’s biography "Martytball!" I’m confident that my writing will soar to new levels in the regular season. In the postseason, though, I could be too tight to open my laptop. Or too unlucky to recover a pen if I fumble it. I'll not expect any kickers to supply me clutch quotes.
How Good/Bad Were the 2012 San Diego Chargers? - John Gennaro
One question I haven't answer is this: How good or bad did PFF think the 2012 Chargers were? The answer is not surprising, especially if you respect PFF's grading system.
Regrading the 2012 NFL draft - Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider)
The season was a disappointment, but I think the top of the draft should turn out pretty well for the Chargers. Melvin Ingram was a guy I thought the Jets might take at No. 16 overall, but the Chargers got him at No. 18 with the goal of converting him from defensive end to outside linebacker. On many teams he would have paid earlier dividends, but the depth chart in San Diego is pretty decent at that position, and Ingram finished the season as an emerging depth addition.