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Serious Business: 4/29 Chargers Links

Numbers don't lie about Russell - Bill Williamson - ESPN
With ESPN’s John Clayton reporting that Oakland is preparing to cut quarterback JaMarcus Russell, ESPN Stats & Information came up with several great charts that illustrate that Russell just may be the worst draft pick of all time. Russell was the No. 1 overall pick in 2007.

Tebow jersey sales breaks record - Bill Williamson - ESPN
Something tells me there will be a lot of Broncos jerseys in Florida.

First run at 2011 mock draft - Todd McShay - ESPN Insider
I am told it's not too early to "mock it up" for the 2011 draft. That's debatable. What's not debatable is the deadline for this project.

Mawae puzzled by no offers - Paul Kuharsky - ESPN
Kevin Mawae is still out of work and the president of the NFL Players Association revisited the idea Wednesday that it's more than his age holding him back.

Smith promotes Travis Lash -
San Diego Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has promoted Travis Lash to Assistant-Player Personnel within the player personnel department.


Crucial Talks Begin For New Chargers Stadium - Voice of San Diego
To quote an oft-cited line in the recent history of the Chargers search for a new stadium: The Chargers are a regional asset.


QB expert thinks Chargers got draft 'find' - Bill Williamson - ESPN
"I think San Diego got one of the finds of the draft,” Wyche said. “He does a lot of things that excite you as a coach.” 

Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball - Bill Barnwell - Football Outsiders
In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here: 1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon 2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury 3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.