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Takeo Spikes showed off his tackling skills - Bill Williamson
Spikes has long been a sure tackler. The site reported that Spikes has missed just 11 tackles in the past five seasons. Yes, Spikes is 36. But he is a technically sound tackler, and he brings such consistency on the field and leadership off it, the Chargers should welcome him back.
Cam Cameron: Whaddya Know, Whaddya Say? - Billy Gomila
LSU appears to have reached out to former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Malcolm "Cam" Cameron (show of hands, seriously, how many thought his real first name was Cam?) about joining the coaching staff.
Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Offensive Tackles - Ben Stockwell
The truly elite "franchise" left tackles don’t hit the open market, that’s why you’re not seeing Ryan Clady on this list. However, Vollmer leads a class of free agent tackles who are in the class of ‘very good’ and, more is the point, excellent value for money in a position that will not directly win you football games.
Rookie Recap: AFC West - Steve Palazzolo
Despite his first-round status, Ingram was eased into the mix at outside linebacker with Shaun Phillips and Jarret Johnson already entrenched as starters. He spent most of his time rushing the passer where he graded at +1.4 after picking up 33 pressures on his 281 rushes, good for a Pass Rush Productivity of 9.7. That mark ranked eighth among 32 qualifiers at 3-4 outside linebacker, so look for an increased role for Ingram in 2013.
Conversation with Tom Telesco - Chargers.com
In a long ranging discussion, Telesco opened up and gave us an inside glimpse into both his personal and professional life. This four part series will give you an inside look at the new general manager of the San Diego Chargers.
Back to School for a Chargers Linebacker - Jordan Beane
Last week we talked about national signing day and the excitement it can mean for the young man about to continue his football journey. However the exhilaration isn’t just contained to the student, his family and friends. It’s a time for all members of a community, whatever their connection. That’s one of the reasons that Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes returned to his high school Alma mater, Norland High School in Miami:
Get to Know the New Chargers Coaches - Ricky Henne
Learn all about the new coaches on Mike McCoy's staff.