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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 4, 2013

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

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Allen bounces back like a veteran - Kevin Acee
"He was huge," Philip Rivers said. "He didn’t lose any confidence. He didn’t go in the tank, and there is a lot to be said for that. A young player, those are big plays in the game, and you can easily go ‘Ugh.’ And he kept going."

Derek Cox benched -- and rightfully so - Matt Calkins
Cox spent the final 25 minutes of Sunday's loss to the Redskins on the sideline, and a half hour after the game, said he hadn't heard from a coach as to why.

Hot Gates: How the Michigan St defense is designed for college offenses - Ian boyd
For Mark Dantonio's and Pat Narduzzi's Spartan defense, many of the principles were borrowed from the Miami 4-3 Over defenses that keyed Jimmy Johnson's rise to football prominence. These are backed by coverage principles that tend to think more highly of the staff's ability to train defensive backs than the ability of offensive coaches to field precise passing games. Their philosophy was designed for this level of football.

Bolts Last Drive Did Everything but Get TD - Nick Toney
"It was all there for us to win," said Head Coach Mike McCoy.  "They out-executed us for three plays.  That’s what it comes down to.  The parity in this league is too good.  You have to be at your best every play and in a situation like that, it was all there for the taking.  We didn’t execute well enough to win

Bolts Get Taste of Own Medicine - Ricky Henne
On Sunday, the Redskins flipped the script on the Bolts, giving them a taste of their own medicine.  The result was a heartbreaking 30-24 overtime loss in the Nation's Capitol.

Chargers Fall Due to Lack of Execution - Ricky Henne
"I just think as players, in any football game that’s ever been played it’s too easy to always say what you should have called or should have ran," said Philip Rivers.  "It’s too easy to say, ‘Oh we could have run this, we could have run that, after the fact.  As players, it’s our job to execute.  We had a chance to get it in at the half yard line and we didn’t do it.  It’s that simple."