I'm Not Going to Cut My Dream Short - Darrell Stuckey
In seeking your role on a team, you have to find a way to maximize your opportunities. To do that, you can’t worry when that opportunity is going to come, so you have to keep preparing as if it is coming next. For those that will listen and want advice, that is what I will tell them.
Ranking every NFL team by under-25 talent - Scott Kacsmar (Insider)
Cornerback Jason Verrett is the best young player on this defense, and we needed only six games last year to see that. If he stays healthy this year he should make for a great cornerback duo with veteran Brandon Flowers. Manti Te'o has been steady enough and rookie inside linebacker Denzel Perryman can lay the wood.
Chargers find diamond in rough in linebacker Nick Dzubnar - Eric Williams
"A lot of it is attitude, effort and hustle really," Dzubnar said about his play. "And a lot of it has to do with the way you play, your instincts and the stuff you rely on to make plays out there. Obviously that stuff carries over -- you’re just going up against bigger and faster guys.
Preseason ACL Injures Can Be Drastically Reduced. Here's How - Mike Tanier (b/r)
This drastic reduction does not involve abolishing preseason games, eliminating joint practices or boxing players in packing peanuts until the opening-day kickoff. All it takes is an open-minded approach to proven medical research, a minor shakeup of the traditional NFL practice routine and maybe a few plastic milk crates.
Jason Verrett ready for dress rehearsal against Seahawks - Eric Williams (h/t KeeperOfProphecies)
"It’s good for the defense to face a guy who can move around the way he does," McCoy said. "He makes good, quick decisions. And when it’s not there for certain coverages, he knows that his legs are a definite asset for him.
Mike Florio: Growing Sense That It Will Be Chargers, Rams That End Up In L.A., With Raiders Left Out - CBS Chicago (h/t KeeperOfProphecies)
That won’t last for long. The Chargers, Raiders and Rams are all angling to move to the Los Angeles area, perhaps as early as 2016. The Chargers and Raiders have pitched a joint facility to be built in Carson, Calif., and Rams owner Stan Kroenke has bought land in the Inglewood neighborhood that’s ready to be developed.