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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 17, 2014

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Zone vs. Man - Sam Monson
This ‘feel’ for zone coverage is why some players just can’t perform in that scheme. When an offense has deployed a play that breaks the zones called by the defense, smart corners understand when to adjust and how much. They see that there is nothing keeping them underneath in their shallow zone so they can afford to sink and match the vertical that would otherwise be putting the safety in a catch-22 situation. Corners with no feel for zone coverage never make that connection and simply pass the guy off when they reach their regular drop depth, hanging the safety out to dry and blowing the play for the defense.

Chargers got bang for the dollar in '13 - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
The Chargers spent $1.98 million per player, ranking 18th in the NFL. Yet they were among 12 teams to reach the postseason. Beating the Bengals in the Wild Card round made San Diego one of eight finalists in the Super Bowl tournament.

Freeney on 2014: "I Have Unfinished Business Here" - Ricky Henne
"I’m very fired up," he said. "I have unfinished business here. I haven’t played a full year, so that alone sets a bar of motivation for me. I’m very excited for this season."

Foot Locker x adidas "No Rings" featuring Damian Lillard
Rising basketball star Damian Lillard is ready to step up his game this playoff season with new adidas gear from Foot Locker. When he looks good he plays good, and the last thing he wants is to be like one of those legends who never won a ring.