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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 22, 2014

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Pressure and Tackling Primary Focus for Defense - Ricky Henne
Pagano has kept a keen eye on every one of his defenders looking for improvement in those areas. That doesn’t figure to change any time soon.

Behind the Bolt: Peter King & Coordinators - Chargers.com Video
Sports Illustrated's Peter King goes in-depth on the Bolts, plus hear from John Pagano & Frank Reich.

Bold NFL Predictions for 2014: Chargers will win the AFC West - Ryan Wilson
So how can the Chargers outpace the Broncos after Manning set all sorts of offensive records last season? The only way it happens is if Manning's 38-year-old bones can't hold up to the punishment of an entire NFL season. History says he'll be fine -- Manning's started 16 games in every one of his 16 NFL seasons save one -- in 2011, when he was sidelined for the year after having multiple neck surgeries.

Outside the Box: Jordan Matthews - Rick Drummond
We’re hoping to shed some light on the context we’re adding when we breakdown each play by taking you "Outside the Box" at times this season, looking at examples of the boxscore numbers not telling the whole story. There are already some interesting instances to point to, Ryan Shazier’s case was one and Matthews’ is another.

Outside the Box: Ryan Shazier - Steve Palazzolo
Why did a quarterback have a 100.0 passer rating and get a negative grade? How does a running back get a positive grade with only five yards on three carries? How can a linebacker grade negatively when he had 12 tackles? These situations arise every week of the season and we’ve decided to show why the stats can often lie while providing some insight into our grading process.