San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 24, 2013

Joel Auerbach

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

32 Teams in 32 Days: San Diego Chargers - Scott Hanson
Along with the GM and coaching change, the Chargers unloaded many underperforming veterans during their Extreme Makeover: Franchise Edition. On defense, they got rid of their five lowest-graded players from last season in Shaun Phillips, Vaughn Martin, Antoine Cason, Quentin Jammer, and Atari Bigby. Each ranked among the worst-performing players at their positions in 2012.

2013 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated - Scott Kacsmar
New coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could combine to get Mathews playing back at that level, but his boost may also be out of necessity. With receivers dropping like flies -- we have not even seen Antonio Gates' inevitable injury yet -- who will Philip Rivers throw the ball to?

Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis: A lot of his speeches “didn’t even make sense” - Scooby Axson
“That’s not me,” Flacco says. “I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense. He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time.”

Report: Pressure from NFL led to ESPN’s disassociation from concussion project with PBS - Doug Farrar
Those involved in the production of the PBS show “Frontline” recently announced that ESPN had pulled out of a partnership established 15 months ago due to concerns over editorial control. The partnership was for one specific project — a two-part documentary on the NFL’s history of concussions, entitled “League of Denial.” The show is a companion to the book of the same title, written by ESPN’s Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada and due out on October.

Chargers to Practice Aboard USS Ronald Reagan - Ricky Henne
“It’s great to see the military and their families out here (and also see) the players signing autographs and really thanking those people who really protect us,” head coach Mike McCoy said after the team hosted troops from MCAS Miramar during training camp.

Chargers Agree to Terms with CB Richard Marshall - Ricky Henne
The 5-11, 198-pound cornerback has posted 451 tackles, 57 passes defensed, 18 interceptions and seven sacks over his career. Originally a second-round draft pick (58th overall) by the Panthers out of Fresno State in 2006, Marshall spent the first five years of his career in Carolina. His final two years there came under the tutelage of Chargers secondary coach Ron Milus, who held the same position with the Panthers.

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