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San Diego Chargers Links 7/20

Qualcomm Stadium Costing San Diego Millions |
"What we found was that the stadium operations were not self sustaining, that the stadium required a subsidy of over $10.8 million annually to sustain its operations," auditor Eduardo Luna says. Couch Commentary: How The NFL Will Come To Los Angeles
A Chargers move to LA just makes sense. It doesn’t interfere with any of the divisions, they already have thousands of ticket holders in LA and Orange county (including your truly.) The Chargers seem to legitimately want to stay in San Diego County but there’s only so long you can hope for that before they see the writing on the wall.

Chargers' days with Al Davis set stage for Raiders rivalry -
"Sid Gillman created the rivalry," Ron Mix says. "To Sid, the ultimate act of disloyalty was to leave his coaching staff. ... Before Al got to the Raiders, we used to beat them by 40 points a game. He took great pleasure in turning that around. Not because it was (his former team), but because the Chargers were the gold standard at that time." The Bolts' Hidden Offseason Pick-Up
One way the Chargers hope to offset the loss of Igor Olshansky is with the addition of seven-year veteran DL Ian Scott. True, Scott was on the team most of last season, but he made virtually no impact after joining the team in Week 4.

The defense stirs some feelings of déjà vu for Scott; defensive coordinator Ron Rivera held the same role in Chicago from 2004-2006, when Scott was a key cog in the Bears' defensive line. In his three seasons playing for Rivera in Chi Town, Scott averaged more than 31 tackles and 4.5 pass breakups per season.

Jeff Dickerson's Blog - Sunnier days ahead for Scott - ESPN Chicago
The San Diego Chargers look like a perfect fit for former Bears' defensive tackle Ian Scott. Although Scott is now lining up at defensive end in the Chargers' 3-4 defense, he has been reunited with ex-Chicago coaches Ron Rivera and Don Johnson. After failing to make a contribution during his first year with the Bolts, Scott is projected to be part of San Diego's four-man defensive end rotation, and could possibly see some time inside at tackle.

Interconference matchups: NFC East/AFC West - NFC East - ESPN
Wade Phillips gets a look at his old defense: The Cowboys' head coach helped Shawne Merriman have the best season of his career when he was the defensive coordinator in San Diego. In fact, the Chargers' defense hasn't been nearly as dominant since Phillips brought his version of the 3-4 to Dallas. The Chargers will play on the road against the Browns and then come to Dallas on Dec. 13. It will be a great opportunity to see Merriman and DeMarcus Ware on the same field. The Cowboys opted for Ware over Merriman, and at this point, it looks like they made the right decision.

Twitter Updates

Marcus McNeill (MarcusMcNeill73) on Twitter
mike vick sho'd me so much luv comin out of college. he took me under his wing, wen he didnt hve to. shout to dub, marcus, da whole bad newz

kassim osgood (kassimosgood) on Twitter
Verve is the best out there as far as taste and health plus energy. I steal it everytime I go to @shawnemerriman house

Antonio Cromartie (crimetime31) on Twitter
Ok check this out sweepstakes on @crimetime31 page. Who ever gets my 6000 follower they win 2 tixs to any regular season game. (He's currently at 5,133 followers)

Shaun Phillips (ShaunPhillips95) on Twitter
I hope you had a good time @khloekardashian and the rest of ur cool ass family. Let me know if I can get adopted into the fam ask ur mom.

Legedu Naanee (LA_Naanee) on Twitter
Got some quality route work in time for a lil lunch n then to Orange County for some speed work

Luis Castillo (LuisCastillo93) on Twitter
Getting ready for espy's. Saw big ben yesterday. Had his super bowl ring on. It's the size of my thumb. Let's go get one.

Shawne Merriman (shawnemerriman) on Twitter
If the economy is bad does that mean my sacks this year are going into recession?lol

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