San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 9, 2014

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

2013 PFF Most Valuable Player - Steve Palazzolo
2nd Runner Up: Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers; Perhaps the biggest improvement for Rivers was his game-to-game consistency as he avoided the clunkers that plagued his 2012. His worst grade of the season was only a -0.8, so San Diego found themselves in a numbers of close games.

Secret Sauce Revisited - Danny Tuccitto
For San Diego, the main detractor is recent postseason history: The Chargers don't measure up well in 10 of those 11 predictors. The fact that they won this weekend (I think) tells us more about just how awful Cincinnati played than about San Diego's prospects going forward.

2013 PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year - Khaled Elsayed
1st Runner Up: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers Generally speaking, we don’t see a lot of rookie receivers — especially those drafted outside of the first round — make a huge impression. They’re often guilty of mental mistakes or dropped passes as the adjustment to the NFL comes at them hard. Allen, however, is one of those exceptions, looking the part in his debut campaign as he got his 1,000-yard season and wound up eighth overall in our receiving rankings.

2013 PFF All-Rookie Team - Neil Hornsby
Fluker’s grade may look OK, but when you factor in that he was forced to play left tackle for 289 snaps and take out those performances (where he did struggle), you see a grade of +11.1 at right tackle alone. That would see him just squeezed out of the Top 10 RT’s in football.

Weddle's crazy talk not so crazy - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Being merely four quarters away from AFC Championship Game -- and that wasn't a prediction - is "pretty surreal," he said, in light of the lengthy trail of practices, workouts and games. "If we could play right now, tonight, we would, and we'd be ready to go," he said.

Secret Superstars: WIld Card Round - Gordon McGuinness
Though he was on the field for 43 snaps, with just three coming against the run, Stuckey saw just two passes thrown into his coverage. What was really impressive was that both of those passes were broken up by him, including knocking the ball away from wide receiver A.J. Green on a deep pass on 1st-and-10 with 6:09 left to go in the game.

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