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Serious Business: 7/15 San Diego Chargers Links

Underrated NFL stats: First-down rushing production - Vinnie Iyer
Whether it's accomplished through a workhorse or committee approach, getting good rushing yardage on first down makes it a lot easier to pass on second and third down. Some teams are blessed with backs who can move the chains several times a game on first down.

Cal. State Medical Board Recommends Reprimanding for Chargers Team Physician - Laura Miller
David Chao, MD, team physician for the San Diego Chargers, is being recommended for discipline by the California state medical board after his appearance in court regarding allegations that he was driving while under the influence of alcohol, according to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

PR Predicts: LB Quincy Black - Charlie Campbell
The San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are three teams that are rumored to have interest in Black. The flexibility that Black offers allows him to fit other defenses that are not based in the Tampa 2 like the 3-4 defense and other 4-3 systems. It would not be surprising if a team, or teams, make a strong push at re-signing Black in free agency. 

Sources: Sides agree to rookie wages - news services
A source with knowledge of the NFL talks told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Thursday night that the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement are headed toward a settlement.

Catching Up With Former UConn RB Jordan Todman - Desmond Conner
Just returning from a trip to Disney in Orlando with his family we catch up to former UConn running back Jordan Todman, also a sixth round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers this past spring - and one of many waiting for the NFL lockout to end.

CHARGERS ANALYSIS: Bolts must pounce when lockout ends - Scott Bair
The Chargers like to reward their own, a philosophy that won't change despite an increased need for outside help. The first step, however, should be getting young players ---- drafted or not ---- to the facility and ready to be coached. The lockout will have the biggest effect on rookies and second-year pros, so the faster the Chargers can get these players to work, the better off they'll be.