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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 25, 2013

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

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Gates to Green, a symbolic succession - Kevin Acee (paywall)
"I try to do as much as I can to help mold him into being a starter in this league because I see him in that role," Gates said later. "… Once you put everything you have into a situation like I have in my career, it’s one of those things where one day I can watch and say, ‘Wow. I played with that guy and now he’s a starter in this league.’

Final Drive of Game Proves Unforgettable - Ricky Henne
"He is the definition of a football player," said McCoy. "He shows up every day, does his job, and doesn’t ask too many questions, he just knows what to do. You can put him at any position on the football team. He knows everybody’s job and he plays snap to whistle every play.

Keenan Allen Reflects Rookie in Title Only - Nick Toney
It was Allen who played the role of the physical enforcer against the Chiefs' secondary, though. The game plan called for Allen to run his routes in the most dangerous area for receivers -- in between the hash marks. Where some receivers would flinch, the rookie flourished, gaining the majority of his 124 yards on crossing routes right through the teeth of the Chiefs' secondary.

Changes that rescued Rivers - Louis Riddick (Insider)
The results have been nothing short of spectacular. Even with the injuries and issues up front, the Chargers are eighth in total offense, fifth in passing yards per play, third in first downs per game, and third in third down percentage after 11 weeks. Rivers has been brilliant at the line, using the football intelligence that was a strength of his throughout his entire career to carve up defenses in the short/intermediate passing game by utilizing a combination of the route concepts installed by McCoy and Whisenhunt.

Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers - Eric Williams
San Diego's young receivers continue to blossom. Green, in his third year, finished with three receptions for a career-high 80 yards, including his first touchdown. And Keenan Allen continues to show why he's one of the best rookie receivers in the league, totaling nine catches for 124 yards.