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Serious Business: 12/27 San Diego Chargers Links

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More than uninspired, Chargers just un-good on defense - Kevin Acee
The fact is, however, and more importantly going forward, the Chargers defense was exposed for what it is and what it doesn’t have. No playmakers, no answers.

Filling potential voids at top only the beginning for Chargers - Kevin Acee
Whatever happens at Chargers Park after the season – and signs and sources have long pointed to changes near the top if the team did what it did Saturday in Detroit – it is time to look forward.

Chargers delay decision on Turner, reports conflict on Cowher - Michael David Smith
Spanos is reportedly distraught over the way San Diego fans have tuned out the Turner-led Chargers, and he wants a coach who can bring some enthusiasm back to the fan base.

Taking stock - Christopher Smith
San Diego (7-8) examines the game that cemented its exclusion from the playoffs this season and Head Coach Norv Turner explains why the Chargers will still be motivated in the season finale at Oakland.

Final answer time nearing for Spanos now - Kevin Acee
According to those in and around the team, Spanos was perfectly willing, at least before Saturday’s 38-10 loss to the Lions, to see if Norv Turner could finish the run the Chargers started earlier this month. But shortly before Saturday’s kickoff, a story broke that was not the first and won’t be the last linking a high-profile coach to San Diego.

San Diego Chargers: Moving On - Bill Williamson
Biggest area to build on: Nothing. The Chargers went from being hot to being dead.

AFC West: Pro Bowl primer - Bill Williamson
The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the candidates for each team in the division:

Early draft look: Chargers - Bill Williamson
The offensive line could become a major priority, even over pressing needs on defense. There is a chance guard Kris Dielman (concussion) and left tackle Marcus McNeill (neck) may not return. Also, standout center Nick Hardwick is a free agent. Star receiver Vincent Jackson is a free agent. If he isn’t given a new deal or if he is not given the franchise tag, receiver could be on the early-round radar. Also, there is a chance the team’s drafting philosophy could change if general manager A.J. Smith is fired.