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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 14, 2012


Ingram, Reyes Live Up to Hype - Ricky Henne
The San Diego Chargers had huge expectations for their first two draft choices this past April, and Melvin Ingram and Kendall Reyes did not disappoint in their NFL debuts. The duo wreaked havoc on the Packers all game long, giving fans a taste of what the youngsters can provide right away as rookies.

San Diego Chargers 2012 NFL Team Preview - Athlon Sports
The Chargers no longer have the luxury of playing in one of the weakest divisions in football. Oakland continues to improve. The Chiefs regain the services of standout tailback Jamaal Charles. And the Broncos, the defending division champs, now have Peyton Manning running the show.

Chargers have Mathews contingency plan - Bill Williamson
According to U-T San Diego, the Chargers will use Ronnie Brown, Le'Ron McClain and Curtis Brinkley while Mathews is out. I think this trio can get the job done on a temporary basis. I’m actually a big fan of Brinkley -- every time I’ve seen him, he makes plays. A couple of weeks ago, the consensus at Chargers camp was that Brinkley could be a victim of a numbers crunch, but now he is in the mix.

Big Play Brown Ready for Breakout Season - Ricky Henne
Brown caught four balls in the preseason opener and led all receivers with 81 yards. He also had arguably the highlight of the night, catching a strike from quarterback Jarrett Lee before dancing around a number of defenders and barreling into the end zone for a 27 yard touchdown.

San Diego Chargers Top Twitter Accounts To Follow - Athlon Sports
For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained. Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the San Diego Chargers official Twitter account:

Wright on Track for Solid Sophomore Season - Ricky Henne
Shareece Wright was mostly a bystander last season as a rookie, soaking up the NFL experience and learning the art of his craft. The team’s third-round draft choice out of USC appeared in seven games and contributed mostly on special teams, making four tackles.

New defensive coordinate preaches technique, fundamentals and effort - Scott Bair
"This defense will focus on the basics first. We must be rock solid in technique, fundamentals and effort. Everybody's talented at this level. Success comes down to how disciplined you are and how hard you're working. We're about accountability, communication and trust. Our philosophy is grounded in that."