San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 21, 2013

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Spor

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

Poll: Worst left tackle situation - Bill Williamson
The Chargers’ issues have been a reality all offseason. San Diego was unable to find a clear answer at the position in free agency or in the draft. They have King Dunlap and Max Starks, both signed in the offseason, competing. Dunlap is likely winning the battle.

First-Rounders in Focus: Preseason Wk 2 - Khaled Elsayed
So far Fluker is coming as advertised. Powerful in the run game and with moments in pass protection that leave Philip Rivers in line to get hit. The sack he gave up to Corey Wootton will worry Charger fans but they’ll be encouraged by what he does when he can get his hands on defenders.

32 Observations: Preseason Week 2 - Nathan Jahnke
Undrafted rookie Kwame Geathers is making a strong case to be the team’s backup nose tackle. His +4.0 Run Defense rating is tied for second best among nose tackles, and he has done it on just 26 run snaps.

Whittaker Making a Name for Himself - Ricky Henne
Sure, Fozzy Whittaker has the type of name that is hard to forget.  But as he's shown over the past couple weeks, his game is capable of doing the talking.  The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder leads the team with 71 yards on the ground and has the Chargers lone rushing touchdown in the preseason. He’s also chipped in with two catches for 15 yards and returned two kickoffs for 33 yards.

A New Tuskegee Experiment - Lewis Margolis & Gregory Margolis
The football concussion experiment differs from the Tuskegee Study in a key way, namely, concussion investigators are not knowingly misleading subjects to participate as was done at Tuskegee. Indeed, what makes the comparison so illuminating is that coaches, parents, and health professionals all have the best interests of youth at heart.

No, College Football Is Not Like the Tuskegee Study - Jonathan Marks
In a remarkable opinion piece, Lewis Margolis, an associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Gregory Margolis, a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institute, compare the participation of young people in football to the Tuskegee Study. The comparison is off-base, and the Margolises should stop making it.

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