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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 2, 2014

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

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New OC Reich sets tempo for Bolts' offense - Eric Williams
"I liken it to a boxing match," Reich said. "Every game is a prize fight. And over a 15-round fight, you mix the tempo. There's sometimes you go in and there's a flurry, you're aggressive and you've got somebody on the ropes. You keep your poise and go for the kill.

David Johnson Brings Blue Collar Mentality to Bolts - Ricky Henne
"I like doing the grunt work that most people might not notice," he said.  "I love to iso-block and do all that stuff that looks like it hurts.  That’s just part of it. That’s the reason why I’m here so hopefully I can keep doing that.  I’ve always lined up multiple spots.  Wherever they put me, even if it’s in the slot or in the backfield at fullback, I’ll do it all.  I’ve always been that hybrid guy.  I’m prepared to do whatever coach asks me to do."

Numbers Rarely Lie - Bill Barnwell
That can mean only one thing … nerdy stats! There are several underlying numbers that serve a useful role in measuring how a team will play. But — and let’s repeat this all together again, because it only makes us stronger — the NFL’s 16-game season is a teeny-tiny sample, and there are myriad aspects of the game that have no predictive value for the future.

Antonio Gates: Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford 'reminds me of a young Drew Brees' - Carlos Monarrez
Make no mistake: Antonio Gates is a Detroit Lions fan. He roots for them every Sunday, except for when they’re playing his team, the San Diego Chargers. But Gates also is an eight-time Pro Bowler and his disappointment was evident when he recently watched what his former offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, could have done for the Lions.