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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 23, 2015

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

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Bolts can't win AFC West without Rivers - Nick Canepa (UT$)
First, if the Chargers trade Rivers, they have no chance of being good soon. And this is a bad time. With some injury luck, which they haven’t had, they can win the AFC West — with Rivers. Without him, they would be fortunate to win four games. Maybe none.

Would new stadium really affect football? - Matt Calkings (UT$)
A new stadium is almost certainly necessary for Spanos to compete financially with the NFL's other 31 owners. But in a league that prides itself on the parity regulated by a salary cap and shared-revenue system, is a new stadium necessary for the Chargers to compete with the other 31 teams?

Could San Diego Chargers be competition for Eagles in moving up for Marcus Mariota? - Mark Eckel
The San Diego Chargers are one of a handful of teams who have requested a private workout with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, despite the fact the Chargers have the 17th pick in the draft and a pretty good quarterback in Phillip Rivers.

Chargers CBs, promise and peril- Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Still, the Chargers will want to deepen the rotation, and in Wright, they're losing their top cornerback in snaps played last season, and a pretty good tackler and a fast defender who, despite leading the NFL in pass-interference penalties last year, made several good plays in man coverage.

Robinson Embracing "Fresh Start" in San Diego - Ricky Henne
"This is a fresh start," he said.  "I’m leaving everything behind.  I’m going to come in, work hard and make as many plays as I can. San Diego is getting a guy that will definitely work hard.  I am determined to play up to my ability." The New Orleans Saints’ first round draft choice in 2010 experienced a wide range of emotions over five seasons in the Crescent City.

Free-Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis - Andrew Healy
The numbers -- both previous performance and player age -- can help identify those few signings where a player is paid way too much relative to his likely future performance. They can also help identify those cases where the downside is small and there is some serious bargain potential.