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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 30, 2012

The Most Important Game in the History of the Spread Offense, and its Legacy - Chris
The 2000s were undoubtedly the decade of the spread offense. We’re still feeling the reverberations of the tectonic shifts; what began in backwater practice fields, the synthesis of old ideas with new ones, is now omnipresent — overexposed, quite possibly — on most levels of football, and even the NFL is now beginning to adapt.

Dielman's decision could determine if Chargers rise above par - Jay Paris
Dielman said he was "doing great" after a concussion prematurely ended his season and left him to contemplate retirement. He has yet to decide if he'll play next year but hinted he hoped to soon.

Mailbag: Tomlinson back in San Diego? - Bill Willliamson
I know Tomlinson, who has spent the past two seasons with the New York Jets, has said he’d be open to signing with the Chargers or any other team in the NFL. Still, I think the Chargers have moved on and would not be interested in bringing him back. Perhaps Tomlinson will one day retire as a Charger, but I don’t see him playing for them again.

Looking Back At Ryan Mathews Scouting Report on Draft Day - Ernie Padaon
A few days ago, we looked back at the scouting report of Larry English going into draft day and noticed that there were worries about his injuries that we seemed to ignore. Now let’s look into the scouting report of Ryan Mathews and see if they were correct in their assessments.

Weddle enjoying Hawaii, Pro Bowl - Christopher Smith & Ryan Miller
"It’s big," Weddle said of his selection, interrupted momentarily by a playful Darelle Revis. "You always want to gain the respect of your peers. Being named here, it’s a big honor and I hope I can make more."

Barnes named to All-Joe team - Christopher Smith
The All-Joe team, created in 1992 by Larry Weisman, "honors the unsung Joes of the NFL … (the) annual squad celebrates first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition."