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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 22, 2012

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


Five Things Coming Out of the Bye - Ricky Henne
The Chargers will still look to make the big play; they just won’t do so as often. Head coach Norv Turner said that in an effort to minimize turnovers that have plagued the team, he will call plays to drive the ball down field in a more conservative, safer manner. The hope is that this will additionally allow the offense to get into a rhythm, which Turner believes is a key factor to success. Sustaining drives also helps on the defensive side of the ball, allowing the unit to rest while keeping the opposition off the field.

San Diego Chargers investigation: NFL looking into use of Stick-em substance - Asher Feldman
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported the investigation early Sunday via Twitter. Glazer's report indicates that the substance is similar to the Stick-em used to help players hold on to the ball.

What teams should panic after six weeks? - ESPN Insider Staff (Insider)
Is Philip Rivers on a permanent decline? Can he get better with his current wide receivers? Why Robert Meachem hasn't been able to fill Vincent Jackson's shoes in San Diego.

NFL investigating Chargers for possible illegal use of Stickum-like substance - Brian McIntyre
However, it is worth noting that, according to Stats, Inc., the Chargers do not have a player anywhere near the league lead in dropped passes this season

Jets to NFL: Refs are ignoring rules with Patriots’ no-huddle - Doug Farrar
"I'm all for the no-huddle and one grouping," Pettine said. "Whoever you put out there, you better be prepared to go through a whole series and be out there for a while. And that's fine. When they change, we need to be given the right to change . . . and we're going to make sure that right is given to us."

Shareece Wright continues a difficult wait - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"It's tough when you can do nothing to help," Wright said. "It's out of your control. At least try to do something to make a difference. You can't do anything when you're not playing. I watch my team go to battle like that and not be able to do anything to help them but just try to motivate and help them on the sideline. It sucks."

Nate Kaeding getting closer to return - Michael Gehlken
Add Jared Gaither (groin) to the list of players who expect to be ready after the bye. The Chargers left tackle said Wednesday he's confident he'll face the Browns. "Oh yeah," Gaither said. "Pretty confident."