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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 9, 2015

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

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Mailbag: Chargers Roster Age and the Future of Danny Woodhead - Ricky Henne
While the Bolts technically run 3-4, they truly run a 3-4/4-3 hybrid, which is important to understand when explaining the difference in the team’s designation between DE and DT.

Junior Seau, Don Coryell Finalists for Hall of Fame - Ricky Henne
Serving as San Diego’s head coach from 1978-86, he recorded a 72-60 all-time record as the Bolts won three division titles, played in four divisional playoff games and two AFC Championship Games.  He’s most known for establishing his "Air Coryell" offense, and the way he attacked through the passing game was truly ground-breaking at the time. Coryell was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1994 and in 2010 was named one of the 50 Greatest Chargers of All-Time in 2010.

The San Diego Chargers Run Out of Gas - Marty Caswell
The players didn’t use injuries as an excuse as to why they fell a game short, nor should they. But looking at this team realistically, it was impossible not to notice the game-changing talent not available in week 17. After the game, Philip Rivers was candid as to why the Chargers struggled to only put up seven points in a must-win game.

Skeptical Football: The Playoffs Are A Trial By Fire - Benjamin Morris
his chart goes back to the introduction of the salary cap in 1994. Prior to the 1997 John Elway-led Broncos victory, few teams survived the trial by fire ("TBF") for long (i.e., none made the Super Bowl), so I typically consider that the start of the TBF era.

It’s Time for the Cowboys To Fire Jason Garrett - Chase Stuart
It’s not easy to fire a coach after a win, but if ever there was a time, this was it. Lewis and Caldwell provide examples of what playoff coaches do, while Garrett showed two pretty clear examples of what not to do. Had either of those decisions backfired, there’s a good chance the media would be criticizing Garrett for the one that didn’t work, the Cowboys would have lost the game, and Garrett would be looking for a new job. Just because Garrett got lucky and his players bailed him out, does that mean Garrett shouldn’t suffer the same fate? Shouldn’t we judge the process, and not the outcome? While no one else had the guts to say it, I’ll be the first: Dallas should fire Garrett after those two calls on Sunday.