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So now that the two sides have broken off any and all talks, there really isn't much going on inside the league. Instead, we get to watch all the potential draft picks and their every move. There is plenty of analysis going around, lots of ranking and mock drafts being posted.
We all feel that Norv Turner could be more aggressive, right? Well, now you can use Football Outsiders as a source to back up your opinion.
The big news right now, honestly, is the Madden '12 cover voting. Every site out there that even mentions NFL has some story about the Madden '12 cover votes. As it stands, Philip Rivers and Adrian Peterson are facing off, and I have to believe that Peterson is winning the vote. So, if you want to see Philip Rivers on the cover of Madden '12 (curse be damned!), follow the link in the list below and go vote for him!
On to the links!
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert Continue Fight For No. 1 Overall Pick - SBNation.com
3-4 defensive end is a need for the Chargers, as they'd like to upgrade on Jacques Cesaire.
Early picks give Chargers better chance to find impact players - SignOnSanDiego.com
For much of the past decade, the rest of the AFC West made San Diego its study, envying the Chargers’ ability to build a perennial playoff team.
On The Clock: Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trent Dilfer, Chris Mortensen and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss the Chargers upcoming draft
Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL tight ends - ESPN.com
Up from the NFC South rises Pat Yasinskas into the ESPN.com Power Rankings’ hot seat. Embrace the heat, my friend. In another airtight positional Power Rankings battle, Dallas' Jason Witten edged out Gates by one vote to be crowned the almighty ruler of all NFL tight ends. How in the name of Kellen Winslow did it happen, San Diego? Talk to Yasinskas.
Brian Billick on AFC West's draft needs, top linebacker prospects - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
If ever a team was the poster child of "statistics lie and liars use statistics", it’s the San Diego Chargers. Finishing first in the NFL in both offense and defense, the Chargers failed to make the playoffs this past season, finishing with a 9-7 record.
Vincent Brown visiting Chargers today | National Football Post
San Diego State WR meets with hometown team
Danny Watkins to visit Chargers, Redskins | National Football Post
Baylor offensive lineman in demand
Allen Bailey to visit Patriots, Broncos, Chargers, others | National Football Post
Miami defensive lineman making the rounds
Ryan Kerrigan to visit Chargers, Jets, two NFC teams | National Football Post
Purdue pass rusher in demand
Voting For Madden '12 Cover Tournament Moves Into Round Two - SBNation.com
(1) San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers vs. (9) Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
Forum on NFL football in LA set for Thursday - SignOnSanDiego.com
The panel is dubbed "The NFL in LA: A Touchdown for Angelenos?" and it will feature John Semcken III from Majestic Realty Co., which wants to build a stadium in City of Industry, and Ted Tanner from AEG, which is pursuing a stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
Being Big Ed | Cal Alumni Association
Ed [White] works in a variety of media: acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, even sculpture, and his subjects range from abstracts to nudes, landscapes to … football. He knows a lot about football. A former All-Pro offensive lineman, first with the Minnesota Vikings, then with the San Diego Chargers, he played 17 years in the NFL.
Aggressiveness Index Update | FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS
If there's anything that statistical analysis in football has proved, it is that coaches are far too timid on fourth down. In fact, statistical analysis has proved this over and over and over again. It's been done. So is anybody listening?
Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner remains upbeat as the draft approaches. The coaching staff is focused on using the extra time to find ways to get better.
Latest on NFL labor situation, collective bargaining agreement - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
FOXSports.com keeps you up to date on the NFLs labor situation. Latest on NFL labor situation, collective bargaining agreement
NFLPA to pay players from lockout fund starting April 15 | NFL.com
The NFLPA established the fund to help players in need, and its accounting department has begun sending out notification letters and direct-deposit slips. The letters and forms going out to players -- copies of which were acquired by NFL Network/NFL.com -- include information on receiving payments.
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams promises NFL will play 2011 season - NFL - SI.com
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams is predicting the NFL will play the 2011 season, even if it takes a few months to work out a new labor deal. In fact, he guarantees it.
Millionaire Sues NFL Millionaires For Being Selfish Millionaires - SBNation.com
We're all pretty bummed out about the lockout, but to go to the length of suing the league and making a public spectacle out of it, you've got to looking for just a little attention, no? Enter Ken Lanci.
Great Scott! Pac-12 may play on Sundays - Rivals.com College Football
Scott has given thought to playing some of his league's games on Sundays this fall should the NFL season not be played because of labor strife.