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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: July 16, 2015

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Rookie Impact: 2014 RBs - Ben Stockwell
What hasn’t changed, however, is the fact that rookies can be productive from Day 1, particularly with the emphasis on a committee approach ensuring they don’t have to play on three downs from the get-go.

Trying To Get Beyond The "Elite Quarterback" Argument - Tom Ryle
The problem with evaluating quarterbacks is that they are just one player on the field. The rest of the offense, the defense, and the special teams also determine how the game turns out. But the QB does have a larger role individually than anyone else. So how do you rate the signal callers?

AFC West Q&A: Who will be the division MVP? - ESPN.com Staff
Rivers is a free agent at the end of the season. He and the Chargers have said they want to continue their relationship, but until a deal is done, the chances of him leaving are real. Rivers, who turns 34 in December, will deliver in the clutch. He has had a revival under coach Mike McCoy in the past two years. He was given a running game when the Chargers took Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon at No. 15 in the NFL draft. Gordon should take pressure off Rivers and will make him even more dangerous. I expect Rivers to have his third straight season with 4,000 passing yards and 30-plus passing TDs.

AFC West Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division? - ESPN.com Staff
Chargers coach Mike McCoy is under some pressure this season. With Philip Rivers, Eric Weddle and Antonio Gates all entering the final year of their contracts, the Chargers are built to win now. But if they do not reach the postseason, San Diego will have missed the playoffs in five of the past six seasons -- and two of the three years McCoy has been the coach.

Scout's take: Can Chargers solve pass-rush woes? - Eric Williams
"But if you look at it half-empty, you haven't seen a lot of quality snaps out of these two. Ingram's never healthy. They don't really have a third option. So it's a really volatile situation. The ceiling for those two, and the outside linebacker position, is quite high. But the floor is really low."