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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 17, 2013

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Bob Levey

Look Who's Back with the Bolts... - Ricky Henne
"Oh it’s good (to have him back)," he said. "Obviously he’s got the ability to step right in. He was always one of the smartest guys we had from a playbook standpoint, so he’ll have no problem adjusting.  It’s good to see him."

Packaged Plays and the Newest Form of Option Football - Chris Brown
Marrone and his offensive coordinator at Syracuse, Nathaniel Hackett, son of longtime NFL coach Paul Hackett (and now the offensive coordinator with the Bills), spent the offseason trying to figure out how they could fix a pro-style offense that was supposed to take college football by storm. The answer was to go the other direction — to learn from the top college offenses.

ReFo: SD @ CHI, Preseason Wk 2 - Sam Monson
Donald Butler is entrenched at one inside linebacker spot, and with no Manti Te’o in the game Bront Byrd (+0.6) got a shot to show what he could do beside him. Byrd had an up-and-down day, but what was perhaps more interesting is the performance of D.J. Smith who had to wait until late in the game to get in on defense, but still ended up with a +1.7 grade overall. Smith is a talented player who had issues causing him to get cut loose in the first place, but if he is healthy he’s a legitimate option.

A look at the ratings for the Charger Offense in Madden 25 - Booga Peters
etter late than never.  Madden fans everywhere, myself included, have been clamoring for the release of the players ratings for this year’s version of Madden.  Below you will see the San Diego offensive players and their ratings.