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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 3, 2014

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

Mike Ehrmann

Chargers have no defense for this effort - Kevin Acee (UT$)
At the center of the ineptness, though, is Butler. The Chargers’ inside linebacker, signed to a contract in March that guaranteed him more than $11 million, had another abysmal game, missing tackles, missing assignments and generally adding nothing to a defense that needs him to play like the guy who earned his big contract.

Chargers run game dipping again - Matt Calkins (UT$)
Ryan Mathews has been out with a knee injury since Week 2, and because of Oliver's play, there might have been some question as to whether he would resume his role -- which may come when the Chargers return against the Raiders on November 16. But given the Chargers' complete lack of production on the ground lately, Mathews seems almost assured to take over as the team's top RB.

A First Half to Forget - Ricky Henne
"I thought we were coming out on that first drive, we were rolling and things were smooth," he said.  "We were down inside the ten or so and we get a holding call and then we end up getting back to a fourth and one and they stop us. Then it just unraveled. There’s really no reason for it. They score and then we get it and I thought for sure I had the first down when I slid and didn’t. We punt and it’s 14-0 and then we had the interception and it’s 17-0 and it just kind of snowballed from there.

NFL Draft Order 2015: Top four teams all lose - Sander Philipse
The race for the top pick continues, and nothing changes. The top (bottom?) four teams all lost today, which shouldn't be much of a surprise: that's what bad teams do. At some point they have to start winning some games, though, because all four of those teams have some talent. Even the Oakland Raiders, but the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not bad enough to go 1-15 over a full season.

Repeated mistakes snowballed on Chargers - Eric Williams
"A number of things went wrong from the very first series on, and we couldn’t stop them," McCoy said. "It was poor coaching on my part to start with."