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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 3, 2014

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

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Mailbag: No Rest for the Weary at Chargers Park - Ricky Henne
This is a popular question and with good reason! It shouldn’t be too much longer until we find out the Bolts schedule for the upcoming season, as it has traditionally been released in mid-to-late April.  That’s not definitive but based on the past  it should be here in a couple weeks.  Still, the Chargers do know who they will be playing and one thing for sure is that it will be an exciting year at Qualcomm Stadium!  So don’t miss your opportunity to be there in person to see what year two of the McCoy/Telesco era has in store.

Failed Completions 2013 - Scott Kacsmar
What are failed completions? They are any complete passes that fail to gain enough yardage to count as a successful play based on these guidelines: 45 percent of needed yards on first down, 60 percent on second down, or 100 percent on third/fourth down.

The Contract Year Phenomenon Revisited - Ben Singer
Some subjective assessments were made in determining which players to include in the analysis. Because so many players in the NFL have relatively limited roles, there is a tricky art to determining the cutoffs of touches per year that a player must have to be included in the analysis. I settled on 100 passes for quarterbacks, 30 rushes for running backs, 30 receptions for wide receivers, and 15 receptions for tight ends.

2013 Adjusted Games Lost - Scott Kacsmar
Obviously every team would prefer a low AGL, but some teams will inevitably have a tough year of injuries. The following table lists the AGL totals and rankings along with the results from 2012 for comparison. This data is only for the regular season.