San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 30, 2013

Jonathan Daniel

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

Analyzing the Trades in Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Draft - Chase Stuart
The Chargers are rebuilding so giving up a 4th round pick is questionable, especially to move up just seven spots. Te’o will need to play like the 21st pick in the draft to make this a good deal.

Inside zone: the inside story - Don Kausler Jr.
It’s the inside zone. It’s one of the blocking schemes that Alabama’s celebrated offensive line has mastered. It’s nothing new in football, but it’s something the Crimson Tide has turned into an art form.

Bob Diaco's 3-4 "No Crease" Defense - whiskey OFD
Coach Diaco calls his two inside linebacker positions Mike and Will. The Mike linebacker will typically line up on the strong side of the formation and the Will lines up on the weak side. Traditionally the Mike is also the "quarterback of the defense" and is responsible for ensuring that the entire defense lines up correctly. Manti Te'o really is running the show when he is out on the field at Mike Linebacker.

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock on San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o's ability to read tape - NFL Videos
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock shares a story about sitting in on a pre-draft interview in which Manti Te'o blew scouts away with his ability to read tape and make adjustments.

2013 Game Changers LineBackers: Manti Te'o - YouTube
Manti Te'o sits down with Steve Mariucci and watches tape of NC game

Examining Pressure: Are Left Tackles Overvalued? - Steve Palazzolo
It should be noted that the last two Super Bowl winners faced different cases as Diehl took over for the last six games of the regular season and carried his poor play into the playoffs, while the Ravens re-shuffled their offensive line just before the playoffs and McKinnie played well during their four-game run. In the grand scheme, recent Super Bowl winning trends are a small sample, but as we dive into the numbers, we get a better picture of the true value of the left and right tackles.

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