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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 30, 2013

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Instant analysis: Chargers overmatched - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
49ers backups ran by Starks, endangering Charlie Whitehurst several times Thursday night. Starks wasn't the only backup blocker who didn't match up. But the first-half breakdowns were glaring. Undrafted rookie Nick Becton replaced Starks at left tackle for the final series of the half.

Report card: Failing the finale - Kevin Acee (paywall)
Quarterback: C. Brad Sorensen’s pocket presence is uncanny, but he still threw his first two picks of the preseason. He and Whitehurst will be feeling those hits today.

Mistakes Prove Costly in Loss to 49ers - Nick Toney
McCoy also said he was disappointed in his team’s tackling. 49ers rookie receiver Quinton Patton caught a bubble screen in the first quarter from Colin Kaepernick that went 43 yards after a few missed tackles and a footrace. And in the fourth quarter, the Chargers gave up another easily avoidable score.

Green Impresses Throughout Preseason - Ricky Henne
"He’s really done a nice job ever since the OTA’s," said McCoy. "He’s a talented young player that’s got some potential for us.  He’s got a great guy to learn from.  So you see the way (Antonio) Gates practices every day and the way he does things, so I think he’s following his lead.  Seeing the way he runs routes, he talks to him a lot of times and you see the communication.  He got off to a good start tonight which is great to see."

2013 AFC West: Four Questions, Four Analysts - PFF Analysis Team
I’ve got more than a few doubts about the Chargers, as you’ll see later on, but with the signing of King Dunlap I think they’ve made one of the best under-the-radar moves of the offseason. I always felt Dunlap got a bad rap from Eagles fans unfairly based on a couple of poor games when the majority of the games he played for the Eagles were very good, particularly in pass protection.

Projecting the Chargers roster, Take 5 - Kevin Acee & Michael Gehlken (paywall)
By no means will Saturday's 53-man roster be the final cut. There could be as many as five players who survive the Aug. 31 cutdown who are not Chargers by Week 2.

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