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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 7, 2014

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

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Leading the Charge - Dan Pompei
Accelerated vision is uncommon, but Reich had witnessed it in Kelly and Manning. He also found it in Philip Rivers. Rivers has arm strength, foot quickness, size and other important physical traits. But what stands out most to Reich is Rivers' beautiful mind.

A few minutes with Brad Sorensen - Eric Williams
"Brad’s made that next step, which is nice to see, coming off of the preseason he had last year and how hard he worked during the season with the scout team and everything," McCoy said. "He had a good offseason program, and it’s paid off now."

The Football Hall Of Fame Has A Receiver Problem - Neil Paine
Certainly the challenge of interpreting receiving data, especially across different eras of the game’s history, presents a daunting task to those seeking to fairly analyze Hall of Fame candidates. But the solution to the Hall’s wide receiver logjam isn’t to ignore the data entirely.

D.J. Fluker keeping cool head approaching second NFL season - Mark Inabinett
"That's what it's all about. It's competition," Fluker said. "You've got to learn how to take a whooping sometime. We're very competitive. You've got to compete to be out here. If you ain't a competitor, you need to go home. I love the intensity. That's what it's about. It's about being a grown man. ... Sometimes you're going to have fights."

Chargers Report: The Word of the Day is 'Confidence' - Robert Klemko
Keenan Allen, a phenomenal rookie receiver a year ago, is backing up the hype he stirred when he pledged to be the NFL’s best. He undercut cornerback Crezdon Butler on a slant in the red zone and ripped the ball out of the air for a touchdown; he later pulled in a deep ball down the left sideline with only his right hand. Aside from the occasional drop, the 22-year-old is looking like the complete receiver he thinks he is.