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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 19, 2013

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


Dan DePalma Catching on Quickly - Ricky Henne
Unheralded wide receiver Dan DePalma turned heads for the San Diego Chargers this offseason.

The Shutdown Corner AFC West draft review podcast with Greg Cosell - Doug Farrar
"I think the 3-4 is perfect for him - he's a 3-4 inside backer. They've tried to address with every press conference that he's a three-down linebacker, and why are they doing that? Because they're trying to convince themselves that he's a three-down linebacker. I'm not sure he is. He'll play in base personnel, but beyond that, I struggle. They'll find out Week 1, because they'll go through the offseason and training camp, and if he's not on the field in their sub packages, you've got your answer."

Observations, questions for Chargers - Kevin Acee (paywall)
McCoy and new coordinator Ken Whisenhunt have simplified the playbook and reined in the downfield attack. That should help everyone from the linemen and running backs in pass protection to the receivers fighting for receptions to the guy making the throws.

Vince Brown feeling good; Rivers tossing spirals - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Vincent Brown caught passes short, medium and long, against a variety of defenders. Brown, who suffered a season-ending broken ankle last August, said he's regained full speed and explosiveness. When the ball is in in the air, Brown is closing on it faster than the defensive backs are.

Mailbag: Maurice Jones-Drew a Raider in 2014? - Bill Williamson
I like the direction the new brass is taking. The plan is good -- but I’m not sure how good the Chargers will be in 2012. They still have some holes. But I do expect the new staff to get quarterback Philip Rivers on track. Overall, the defense is solid. Perhaps the team can surprise.

For Chargers' Sorensen and Wright, a reunion - and more - Jim Alexander (H/T Bolt Beat)
It could be like old times: Brad Sorensen and Shareece Wright carpooling to Chargers Park, just like they shared rides to Colton High School so many years ago.