San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 27, 2014

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

The Price of Pain - Patrick Hruby
The big deal, according to the lawsuit, is that team doctors -- under the NFL's auspices -- "intentionally, recklessly and negligently created and maintained a culture of drug misuse, substituting players' health for profit." The players claim that (a) they weren't informed of the health risks that came with using particular painkillers and anti-inflammatories, either in isolation or when combined with other drugs; (b) team doctors deployed and prescribed drugs in an illegal, unethical and unsafe manner; (c) A and B were systemic and league-wide.

Are certain types of passes more likely to be intercepted? - Bill C.
However, there is a clear, obvious quality component to turnovers. Fumble recoveries matter, but in theory, you control how many times you fumble. Pass break-ups sometimes turn into interceptions and sometimes fall harmlessly to the ground, but in theory, you at least partially control how many passes are defensed. Luck is a huge part of the equation, but it's not the whole equation.

2013 Offensive Personnel Analysis - Aaron Schatz
We've noted it in the past, but the trend accelerated over the past two years: three-wide is the default formation in the NFL right now, and the second tight end or (hey, remember this guy) the fullback are the part-time players. We've written before that the majority of plays in the NFL have three or more wide receivers, but for last year you can even just delete the words "or more." Teams came out in 11 personnel on a majority of plays: 51.2 percent.

Charger Girls: Making the Team - Chargers.com Video
Watch the first two parts of this Chargers Insider special edition.

A Look Ahead to Chargers' First OTA - Ricky Henne
OTAs mark the first time this offseason that the offense and defense can practice against each other.  11-on-11, 9-on-7, and 7-on-7 drills are permitted, but any form of live contact is not allowed.   What makes the first week of OTAs particularly exciting is that it gives the first glimpse of the coaches’ plans for the upcoming season.

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