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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 8, 2012

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A Spectacle Too Big To Suck: Madonna's Halftime Performance in Screencaps and GIFs - Matt Ufford
One thing Madonna is the right age for: shuffling. (NOTE: this GIF best enjoyed while listening to "Turkey in the Straw.")

Chargers have room to move - Kevin Acee
The Chargers brass will spend the next two weeks prior to the NFL Scouting Combine and into March finishing up their evaluation of the current roster and figuring out who to bring back and bring in.

Latest mock draft predictions - North County Times
The Super Bowl is over, meaning the NFL combine awaits in a few weeks. Draftniks are in all their glory now, looking for those hidden gems that will help their respective favorite teams. The Chargers will pick 18th in the first round. Here is a sample of what some experts think general manager A.J. Smith will do with that selection:

Stuckey to get chance on defense - Christopher Smith
Head Coach Norv Turner expects third-year safety Darrell Stuckey to compete for playing time on defense in 2012. Stuckey became a standout special teams player last year in his first full season.

Should The Chargers Trade Up In The Draft? - Ernie Padaon
The only player that I think we should move up for is Upshaw, but the price tag for that is too high. It sounds like a better option to move down in the draft and pick up more picks. LB/DE Vinny Curry, LB Vontaze Burfict, S Mark Barron and a boat ton of offensive lineman could be available later in the draft. We just need to find that team that is willing to give up some picks. It would be nice to stock pile of few of these guys together and hopefully get a gem in one of them.

Reviewing the leadership change - Bill Williamson
The pressure is on everyone in San Diego. If the Chargers don’t make the playoffs in 2012, we’ll likely see the type of wholesale changes that occurred in Oakland.

Report: Marcus McNeill likely to be cut - Bill Williamson
Though the San Diego Chargers are typically conservative in free agency, expect them to be more aggressive this year as the team knows it has to win now or the A.J. Smith-Norv Turner era is very likely entering its final act.