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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 7, 2012

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Chargers have missed Vincent Brown - Bill Williamson
There is hope for the future though with Brown and flier Danario Alexander, who has been tremendous since being signed at midseason. That likely won’t help coach Norv Turner, but there is some potentially strong firepower in San Diego.

More reports of Chargers changes - Bill Williamson
Like Mortensen did, U-T San Diego reported that San Diego personnel man Jimmy Raye will take over for Smith. The Chargers will search for a new coach in January.

I Feel Like a Kid Again - Nick Hardwick
So I’m not even sure who’s going to be reading this blog, but I want to say hi to everybody. Maybe my parents are going to read this…that would be fun! Hi mom and dad, I’ll facetime you later this week!

Chargers Prepared to Face Roethlisberger - Ricky Henne
The question of who the Chargers would face at quarterback between the injured Ben Roethlisberger and third-string back up Charlie Batch had been up in the air all week until today when the Steelers announced a healthy Roethlisberger fit and ready to start on Sunday.

End of A.J. Smith era brighter than beginning - Michael Gehlken
The general manager's firing, reported to come after the season, will cap his 10-year run. It includes a franchise-record eight straight non-losing seasons, which failed to yield a Super Bowl appearance.

Sources: Chargers to fire Norv Turner, A.J. Smith at end of season - Kevin Acee
Not only will head coach Norv Turner be gone at the end of the season, but general manager A.J. Smith will be fired as well, as the Chargers make a monumental break from an era that was arguably the most successful and most disappointing in team history.

If properly handled, Chargers should reach playoffs next year - Matt Calkins
Aside from a matador offensive line and a set of velocity-challenged cornerbacks, the Chargers have a postseason-caliber team. That may be hard to see through the fog that is this season, but it's the truth.