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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 11, 2014

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Chargers TEs John Philips and David Johnson - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Would more snaps for blockers Phillips and Johnson have helped? Hard to say. Their track records this season are thin. Neither has been as impactful, for example, as Broncos backup tight end Virgil Green when Denver chose to emphasize its ground attack.

So far, Donald Butler a disappointment - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Inside linebackers are making big plays in Chargers games. Unfortunately for the Chargers, Donald Butler isn't the one making the plays.

Week 14 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
Throwing to his left, Rivers went 5-of-14 for 38 yards with one first down.

Clutch Encounters: Week 14 - Scott Kacsmar
If that didn't put the nail in this one, Mike McCoy sure did. Rivers scrambled on a third-and-11, which of course brought up a fourth-and-4 down by nine points with about 6:50 left. Despite being known for his competitiveness, Rivers casually walked to the sideline without even a glance towards his coach, which makes one question the mindset McCoy has instilled to his team. This was an obvious situation to go for it, but McCoy made of the worst decisions of the year and opted to punt from the 50. The call was even more outrageous than it seems because Mike Scifres was lost for the game in the second quarter and kicker Nick Novak struggled to replace him. McCoy's punt showed no confidence in his team or any understanding of the opponent or situation in front of him.

Denver Will See Different Faces on Bolts' D - Ricky Henne
"Each game is the same, but I did feel bad because my boys that I’ve grinded with were out there in hostile territory and I wasn’t able to help them," Flowers said.  "So I know what happened last time and since I wasn’t able to help, it does motivate you.  Plus, it’s our last home game so there will be a lot of emotions on the field.  It will be an exciting game."

Mailbag: The Chargers Deep Receiving Corps and "SupaMelvin" - Ricky Henne
While only three wide receivers saw action against the Patriots, the Chargers have a very diverse passing attack with 13 players snaring passes thus far in 2014.  In addition to the wide receivers, they rotate in four tight ends (though David Johnson was a healthy inactive last week) and have running backs that are quite active in the aerial attack.