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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 12, 2015

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Examining Peyton Manning's 2014 decline - Steve Palazzolo
Now, Manning still performed as one of the better quarterbacks in the league, but make no mistake: His decline started well before any late-season injury, and PFF grades were reflecting this even before the raw stats started to catch up.

The Tragic Legacy of Junior Seau - Matt Schiavenza
As expected, Seau’s name was among the eight selected for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio, in 2015. But the great linebacker was not there to celebrate the achievement. On May 2, 2012, the 43-year-old Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Oceanside, California home, a death that sent shock waves throughout the NFL. An anticipated moment of joy—the great Seau’s acceptance speech—was forever denied to his family, friends, and fans.

It Doesn't Take a Swami: Weddle's Contact Dispute: Easy to Decipher - gtr_donald
Here's what is the key part of the argument: although Weddle's agent and the team may not have specifically talked about numbers or money, Weddle's agent has submitted his playing time and how that compares to other players, which is an indirect way to talk about compensation. When you compare your own playing time to other safeties in the league, you are subtly saying that you, as a player, should be compensated more than those players because your playing time exceeds theirs. That, in essence, is talking money and discussing compensation.

San Diego Chargers preview: Time to challenge the Broncos - FOX Sports
San Diego's high-flying offense will be complemented by the services of rookie sensation Melvin Gordon. The Wisconsin product, who looks to be an early candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year, should be a major factor. On the other side of the ball, San Diego's front seven will apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks creating chances for an opportunistic secondary.