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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 12, 2015

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

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No 'dent' visible for Antonio Gates - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I don't even understand," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said last month. "I don't understand how there's no physical drop-off in his game. None. I mean, I never saw him when he was 25, but what he does off the line of scrimmage, how crafty he is and the physical skill to execute how smoothly he runs — maybe he slowed down, but I just don't see it. I don't see any dent in the armor.

Why is Reich a head-coach nominee? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Were I to amend the article, I'd suggest that Reich's agent seems to have the ear of NFL owners and executives. I also think he could muster a pretty good inspirational speech, though that's an overrated quality among head coaches.

Dick LeBeau Resigns in Pittsburgh - Scott Kascmar
Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau told the Urbana Daily Citizen he is resigning after spending the last 11 seasons in the city he introduced the zone blitz to in the 1990s. "I'm resigning this position, not retiring," the 77-year-old said on Saturday. That's a good choice of words after the Bruce Arians fiasco from a few years ago when the Steelers "retired" Arians, who has only gone on to be a Coach of the Year winner since.

Recapping 2014: The Offensive Line - Ricky Henne
At guard, Chad Rinehart was the only player to take all 1,008 snaps on offense while Troutman started 15 games at right guard before being placed on IR after Week 16.  Watt split time with Troutman early in the season before transitioning to center for the first time in his career.  The third round pick drew praise for his play at both positions as Telesco stated both spots may be a part of his future.