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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 14, 2014

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The Influencer - Chris B. Brown
But Kelly’s influence extends far beyond read-options and the no-huddle, and into the subtler and more fundamental aspects of the game. In just one year, Kelly’s question-everything approach has caused many smart NFL coaches and executives to ask themselves why they’ve been doing things the same way for so long. And many are realizing that Kelly has better answers.

Bolts' WRs ready to battle Legion of Boom - Eric Williams
"I definitely look forward to competing against ‘the best,’ so to say," Allen said, smiling. "Yeah, it’s definitely going to be fun. [Cornerbacks Sherman and Byron Maxwell] are pretty long guys with long arms. So it’s definitely going to be a good fight."

Chargers G Clary anxious to return to field - Miami Herald
There's no assurance Clary, who started 15 games last year, will be fit when the season starts. "I'm just trying not to get ahead of myself and take it a day at a time," said Clary, an eight-year pro. "The rehab process is always two steps forward and one step back and that's really hard.

The NFL’s New Defensive Rules Probably Aren’t Going To Make A Difference - Neil Paine
The last time the NFL cracked down on holding and contact by defenders, it didn’t make any noticeable dent in the rising trend of passing efficiency. Pass offenses have steadily become more and more efficient over the last decade and a half — but that’s part of a longterm trend of increased passing efficacy, not because of the rule changes inspired by Polian a decade ago. The same will likely be true for the changes made this offseason as well.

32 Observations: Preseason Week 1 - Nathan Jahnke
Yards Per Route Run numbers can get pretty high in a single game, but not often is it as high as Dontrelle Inman’s currently is. He had 107 yards on five routes run for a Yards Per Route Run of 21.4. The next highest for any wide receiver regardless of snaps was 12.4.

Where Chargers can improve vs. Seahawks - Eric Williams
Eric D. Williams discusses what to watch for in the team’s second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.