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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 19, 2015

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

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Melvin Gordon's Ties to San Diego Go Back to Combine Prep - Hayley Elwood
San Diego County has become a booming pro-athlete training ground.  Players like Gordon could train anywhere in the country; however, he chose to train at EXOS San Diego in Carlsbad thanks to a recommendation from his former Wisconsin teammate, Jared Abbrederis.

Kyle Emanuel Adapting to Whole New Position - Ricky Henne
Despite his success at DE, it became apparent that he was best suited in the NFL not with his hand in the dirt, but in a two-point stance as a linebacker. Across the board, every single team Emanuel met with told him they envisioned him in that role, so his switch to a 3-4 linebacker began long before the Chargers selected him 153rd overall.

Charger Rookie's Journey from MLS to NFL - Ricky Henne
A top goalie prospect as a 17-year old, Lambo was drafted in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Unfortunately, disaster struck quickly as he suffered a significant injury that derailed his soccer hopes.

Deflategate, Roaring '20s Style: New England's 1st Controversial NFL Champions - Mike Tanier (B/R)
Like a certain modern New England team, they also often found themselves in the middle of the major controversies of the day. The Steam Roller played in an era when players were sometimes owners, quarterbacks caught passes from tailbacks and newspaper articles about the NFL Championship were the length of classified ads. But no matter how much the NFL has changed, the story of the Steam Roller proves that sports narrative has remained eerily the same.

2014 Broken Tackles: Defenses - Vincent Verhei
Most of the defensive backs who are good at tackling are good at playing football, period, especially All-Pros Darrelle Revis and Eric Weddle. We must also tip our hat to the Buffalo secondary. Their overall numbers were hurt by Nickell Robey and Aaron Williams, but Da'Norris Searcy and Stephon Gilmore both made the top ten, while Corey Graham and Leodis McKelvin were in the top 20.