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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 14, 2013

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

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESS

Marcus Gilchrist Embraces Switch to Safety - Ricky Henne
"I’ve always played safety from high school to college," he said after practice. "It was one of those things where I was working at all the positions. Nothing was set in stone. I just worked at all positions so I’m very comfortable playing safety."

McCoy has lofty goal for Rivers - Bill Williamson
It seems McCoy not only thinks he can fix Rivers, who has struggled some in the past two years, but he thinks he can make Rivers the most accurate quarterback he has ever been.

Clary Learning New Role at Right Guard - Ricky Henne
With theChargers investing the number 11 overall pick in this year’s draft to take D.J. Fluker, the rookie out of Alabama has immediately been thrust into the starting right tackle role. As a result, Clary has been moved inside to a new position he’s never played before. Nonetheless, he is excited by the challenge, although admits there are significant differences.

Why does the NFL make for such bad media? - Spencer Hall
There are islands of competence and even charm out there. And obviously, if you're reading this, you're not included in that criticism. (You are clearly brilliant, beyond reproach, and already reading the right things, you sexy devil, you.) The NFL Network does a decent enough job of sounding human-esque, but even that may be the most damning criticism of all: the NFL's official network, owned and operated by the league, feels greater independence and exhibits greater candor than those covering it.

Tempo in the NFL - Chase Stuart
It’s no surprise to see Seattle and San Francisco at the bottom of the table in seconds per play. Both teams had run-heavy offenses last year, were often playing with the lead, and had high-completion percentages when they did pass. Seeing the Chargers at #30 is a bit surprising, however. While San Diego was playing with the lead more often than you might expect, it sure felt like Philip Rivers and the offense was simply going through the motions. New head coach in Mike McCoy might instill a greater sense of urgency in the Chargers in 2013.