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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 3, 2012

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Chargers begin interviewing GM candidates - Bernie Wilson
Jimmy Raye, San Diego's director of player personnel, apparently was the first candidate to interview to replace fired Chargers general manager A.J. Smith.

NFL Power Rankings — GM/Coaches edition - Jay Paris
San Diego weather, fish tacos and a Pro Bowl quarterback in Philip Rivers. What's not to like about coming to America's Finest City, other than working for an owner who once fired a coach after a 14-2 season. The Chargers' job is the most enticing for a GM and coach, unless they're scared about sharing a division with Denver's Peyton Manning.

Mathews Will Use Offseason to Heal - Ryan Schuler
"I live in San Diego. I might go home to Fresno or Bakersfield a couple times, but that’s just a three-hour drive. It ain’t much. Just get ready. (There’s) a lot of stuff I need to work on, stuff I need to get better, but I have what it takes to reach that next level and that’s what I plan to do."

Listen to and Read Ron Wolf's Conference Call -
"When it was announced that I was going to come on as an advisor, my phone hasn’t stopped ringing. I think that’s an indication of how the people within the league view the opportunity to go to work for the Chargers."

32 Observations: Week 17 - Nathan Jahnke
Philip Rivers threw 42 passes away, which was 12 more than any other quarterback. It is more than any other quarterback in a single season over the past five years, and is the third time in five years he has led the league in thrown away passes.

2012 PFF All-Pro Team - PFF Analysis Team
Strong Safety: Eric Weddle (SD) Weddle is a truly complete safety, capable of lining up deep or coming into the box to affect plays. Shows rare instinct for the game, sniffing out plays before they start and breaking on balls that helped him to three picks.

Blogger Blitz: Big changes in KC, San Diego - staff
In our video this week, we look at Clark Hunt’s increase role in Kansas City and Norv Turner’s eyebrow raising comments on the way out the door in San Diego.