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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 8, 2013

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

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Give Derek Cox another shot - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Cox's replacement against the Redskins, Johnny Patrick, is the team's slot cornerback. You want him on Wes Welker, the slot receiver who is Denver's leader in receptions. Patrick is a decent blitzer, too, and in both games against Peyton Manning and the Broncos last year, the Chargers had some success with timely slot blitzes.

Whisenhunt talks play calls - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
"Once again, situations dictate what you are doing, and you have a plan, and you stick to those things," Whisenhunt said. "You understand they are not always going to work, unfortunately. Like I said, you understand it is going to be second-guessed and that's part of it."

Broncos Present "Big Time Challenge" for Defense - Ricky Henne
The Broncos offense ranks first in yards per game (466.4), passing yards per game (358.5), points per game (42.9), red zone efficiency (73.4%) and third down efficiency (50.5%). Needless to say the Bolts have their hands full when they host Denver this weekend.

ProFootballTalk: Rivers better than Manning? -
The PFT Live crew discusses who they expect will pull off the upset of the week. Shaun King favors the San Diego Chargers over the Denver Broncos in their Week 10 matchup saying that he prefers Chargers QB Philip Rivers over the Broncos’ Peyton Manning.

Derek Cox returns to starting lineup - Eric Williams
"He’s had opportunities," Pagano said. "We’ve got to go make plays. And he’s got to learn to finish some of those plays. And has he made plays? Yes he has. There’s been many times that you see it. Now, in the back end, those are the plays where you get exposed the most, because it’s usually a long pass play or something where you end up giving up a touchdown where you’re the last line of the defense.