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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 20, 2013

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Musical Chairs: Packaged Plays and the Evolution of “Option” Football - Keith Grabowski
The option play has gained a resurgence in football with the popularity of the spread offense. Relying heavily on the run, option football forces a defense to be disciplined and play their responsibilities.

Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Edge Defenders - Ben Stockwell
With the Chargers completely re-tooling their outside linebacker corps last season, Barnes was a victim of the numbers game, but teams should still be interested in just what he brings to the table. You only need look back to 2011 when Barnes was one of the most productive pass rushers, per pass rush, in the entire league.

Mailbag: Melvin Ingram's rookie year -Bill Williamson
To be honest, I was expecting more from Ingram. I thought San Diego really scored when he fell to No. 18 last season and I still feel that way. I think he will be a fine player and he showed flashes. But I was looking for more consistency from Ingram because I think he can be special. But the future is bright.

Henne’s NFL Scouting Combine Blog – Day 1 - Ricky Henne
A bunch of players who will be working out at the Combine were on my connecting flight I took from Atlanta. Most of them were from Alabama and were repping their school proudly.

Top Performances in Combine History - Ricky Henne
Dating back to 2006, here is a list of the top five performances for five of the key drills that comprise the NFL Scouting Combine.