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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 2, 2012

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
Biggest area to fix: The offense. There have been lulls in all three games and the offense was stagnant against Atlanta. The defense fueled this win. I want to see sustained drives from this unit. It'd be nice if receiver Robert Meachem, a free-agent pickup, got into the action. He has not been a factor this season.

Turner Reveals Plan for Mathews, Battle - Ricky Henne
Simply put, Turner likes the combination of the two running backs. He feels their styles complement each other, giving the Chargers their best chance to win. It’s a plan he intends to use in the coming weeks, mixing and matching the duo depending on who they are playing.

Lucky to Have Novak with Kaeding "Out a While" - Ricky Henne
"Nate is being evaluated as we speak," he said. "He was very sore on Friday when he had the injury. He went through the process of having an MRI and seeing a specialist. We’ll know more as the week goes on. I would not anticipate him kicking for a while."

Turner chokes up over ill colleague - Scott Bair
It was an emotional topic for Turner, who has known Chuck Pagano since 1984. The tears welling in his eyes were evidence of that.

Jared Gaither returns with 'A' game - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"It’s a super weight off my shoulders, so I’m ecstatic about that," Gaither said of having the past two months behind him. "I’m able to move on, and I’m happy about that."

Right team, right time for Norv Turner? - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"Norv pretty much ripped our (rear ends) early in the week," linebacker Takeo Spikes said on Sunday, after the Chargers bounced back from the previous week’s embarrassment to handle the Kansas City Chiefs. "We accepted the coaching … then the players, we kind of challenged each other."

Chargers begin preparing for Brees, winless Saints - Bernie Wilson
''I got in the game, I got to play, you know what I'm saying? I got touches. So I'm not complaining,'' Mathews said. ''He's the coach and everything so he makes the decision. I didn't feel any type of message. I was ready to play and when they called my number was ready to go.