San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 9, 2013

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

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

Te'o made a name for himself - Matt Calkins (paywall)
Yes, it's actually pronounced Teh-oh -- the "e" sound short like nest or ten -- and as annoyed as you may feel reading this, know that I feel even more ridiculous writing it, but that's the Manti-maniacal world we live in now.

2013 fantasy sleepers - Yahoo! Sports
Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers (ADP: 110.7): Caught 19 passes for 329 yards (17.3 YPC) and two scores as a rookie in 2011 before missing the entire 2012 campaign with a broken ankle. But the upside here is that San Diego is somewhat depleted at the wide receiver position after Danario Alexander was lost for the year with a torn ACL. Throw in the fact that Robert Meachem has been a total bust since coming over from New Orleans and Malcom Floyd has only one full 16-game season under his belt in eight years and the door is open for Brown to emerge as one of Philip Rivers’ top targets in 2013.

Starting Offense, Defense Impress - Ricky Henne
"I think the great thing was the way we started the football game," said coach Mike McCoy. "Going down the first series and getting points, converting a 4th-and-1, and guys doing what they’re supposed to do. It was a great way to start."

First Game Day Glimpse of Mike McCoy the Head Coach - Ricky Henne
For those wondering what his style was going to be, they didn’t have to wait long as McCoy faced a fourth-and-inches decision on the initial drive of the game.  Many wondered whether he would be aggressive and go for it or play more conservatively and either punt or kick a very long field goal.  The decision for the new head coach was a no brainer for a simple reason.

Camp Confidential: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
Smith was famous for watching practice from the deck of his office. New general manager Tom Telesco, 40, watches practice from the sideline. There are no messages of pecking order being sent from the general manager’s office. Telesco, in a camp-issued T-shirt and shorts, could easily be mistaken for an equipment manager.

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