San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 8, 2014

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

The NFL's Four-Minute Offense Is the Prevent Offense - Scott Kacsmar
Bill Walsh said you have to practice the four-minute offense, but what should it look like? Historically, it has often looked like this: a team nursing a one-score lead conservatively runs the ball three times in a row against a defense expecting the run, the punting unit comes on, and the offense casually jogs off with hope the defense will not allow a successful two-minute drill.

Roster Reset: AFC West - Chris Wesseling
Cornerback was the biggest weak spot on the roster last season, and it has yet to be addressed in free agency. The Bolts can also use a field-stretcher at wide receiver to complement Keenan Allen. Danario Alexander is no longer in the picture, and Malcom Floyd's football career is in jeopardy.

Plenty of defensive line, linebacker talent outside first round - Pat Kirwan
While plowing through my film study of the top players, I've have come across a number of "non" first-rounders that I would love on my team -- guys with physical-trait issues, underrated production and for one reason or another aren't talked about very much. Ten defensive players really caught my eye. They'll be drafted from the second round or after, and some will go undrafted.

The mayor, the Chargers, a stadium: Game on - UT San Diego Editorial (paywall)
A decade after Petco’s opening, discussion of another downtown sports venue, a new stadium for the Chargers, is moving to center stage. After years of City Hall inaction, new Mayor Kevin Faulconer finds the ball in his court. His staff has had informal discussions with representatives of the Chargers and the first formal staff-level meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

Team Blitzing - Nathan Jahnke
There are many ways to define a blitz, but here we’re defining it as someone pass rushing that the offense wouldn’t expect to. For example, in a goal-line situation if there are six defensive linemen and they all rush the passer, that wouldn’t count as a blitz. However, in a base 3-4 defense if an ILB pass rushes instead of an OLB, it is a blitz even though it is still potentially just a four-man rush.

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