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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 18, 2015

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The Chargers should sign Suh - Scott Kacsmar (Insider)
Back when the Chargers made annual appearances in the postseason, they had a dominant tackle in Jamal Williams. He has never been truly replaced. While defensive coordinator John Pagano has primarily run a 3-4 defense, he could easily adapt to Suh's talents in a 4-3 scheme with Corey Liuget joining him along the interior. Liuget led a bland San Diego pass rush with 4.5 sacks last year. Suh has 36 sacks in his career, creating that rare pressure up the middle that can really bother quarterbacks. That's important in the AFC, as San Diego has to battle the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck just to reach a Super Bowl.

Top Free Agents: Offensive Tackles - Jim Seki
Unlike the shuffling Chargers’ center position, Dunlap anchored Philip Rivers’ blindside for a second straight season. In his two years with the Chargers, he’s played 94.6% of the LT snaps, grading at +24.4 overall. In this same time span, there is a wide separation between pass and run blocking performance. On pass plays he has allowed 56 hurries on 1,078 passing plays (5% hurry rate). Yet when asked to run block, he has a +23.8 run block grade. Perhaps his 6-foot-9 frame compounded with his age are starting to catch up, but it is tough for teams to disregard both his sheer size and his run blocking proficiency.

Inside Slant: 'Organic' should be key word in NFL kicking changes -- and elsewhere - Kevin Seifert
There is no debating that a 33-yard extra point and/or narrower goalposts would make kicks more difficult. But would it make sense within the context of the game? And would it really be more entertaining?

Mayor responds to Chargers' challenge - Stefanie Loh (UT$)
The letter writing continued between the Chargers and the mayor's office Tuesday afternoon when Mayor Kevin Faulconer responded to a note from Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani earlier in the day in which Fabiani questioned the integrity of the stadium task force by scrutinizing its political ties.

A How-To Guide to the Combine -
For NFL draft hopefuls, the Scouting Combine is about displaying athleticism and physical measurables, in addition to impressing NFL personnel in interviews. Below are video demonstrations of how to excel in four different Combine drills.