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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 20, 2015

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

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Four Times the #1 Pick Was Traded - Scott Smith
San Diego's haul for moving from one down to five was a third-round pick in that 2001 draft, a second-round pick in 2002 and WR Tim Dwight. In a way, the deal turned out to be the proverbial "win-win," but we'll take the Chargers' flavor of victory if given the choice.

Chargers to SD mayor: We don’t want your stinking stadium if we have to work with your convention center guy - Neil deMause
Still, this is a pretty historic bit of gift-horse-mouth-looking on the Chargers’ part to slam an open-ended new stadium offer by objecting to a guy who isn’t even likely to be on the mayor’s stadium task force. Though maybe this is a way of ensuring that he won’t be? Or that Fabiani doesn’t have to be seated with Cushman at any city functions? I think it’s a pretty good guess that that’s ensured now, anyway.

Stadium: Downtown or Mission Valley? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Without getting into the financial costs and benefits, here are several of the strengths and weaknesses of each site, as I see it:

Philip Rivers passes on Pro Bowl - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
After finishing out the season with a back injury, the Chargers quarterback has decided to forego the annual All-Star game. A couple teammates, meanwhile, secured an invite Sunday with the Patriots advancing to the Super Bowl.

Frank Reich's 2014 Evaluation & 2015 Preview - Ricky Henne
Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich sat down with us to reflect back on the 2014 season and provide a glimpse into his plans for 2015.