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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 12, 2015

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Melvin Gordon’s Good and Bad Neighbors - Scott Spratt
You can’t do much better than a best-fit comparison to the presumed No. 1 pick in fantasy in 2015, Eddie Lacy. However, Gordon’s specific tendencies as a player seem to make Lacy the least like Gordon of the five. Specifically, Gordon frequently bounced his runs to the outside rather than trust the holes provided by his interior linemen when he was in school.

Worth the Wait for Denzel Perryman - Ricky Henne
“This still hasn’t sunk in,” he said with a smile early Monday morning while surveying the scene at Chargers Park.  “Even though I have my locker now and all that good stuff, it still hasn’t hit me yet. But this feels good.  It feels right. My flight got cancelled and I was upset about that, but I’m here now and that is all that matters.”

San Diego Chargers make $3.3M profit rather than paying $23M in rent - Eric Wiliams
"I'm not trying to blame anybody or characterize what we inherited, but based on what we inherited, our leverage was practically zero," said Michael Zucchet, who as deputy mayor was in charge of negotiations with the team in 2004. "The Chargers held all the cards and they had filed suit, and were acting like they are now, quite aggressive."

Is contiguous center expansion dead? - Lori Weisberg (UT$)
Steve Cushman, president of the convention center board, insisted Friday that the decision to walk away from the Fifth Avenue Landing deal does not necessarily jeopardize an expansion of the center on its current bayfront site. A $90,000 study is currently under way to analyze the pros and cons of alternative expansion scenarios that could guide the city on how it wants to proceed in the future, and that could include a contiguous expansion, Cushman said.