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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 31, 2015

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Chargers seem to have the old, good Stevie Johnson - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"The ball, it was up there, I’m in the middle of my route and I’m like, ‘OK, I’m going to have to cut in front of the (defensive back) or something. He puts it there, right there. I can’t believe the ball is really coming like this in this spot and the DB has no idea where it’s at."

Antonio Gates to Ladarius Green: 'Be Pee Wee' - Eric Williams
"Pee Wee is so talented, and I tell him sometimes he just has to be 'Pee Wee;' Be Ladarius Green," Gates said, referring to Green by his nickname. "Stop worrying about who you are replacing or who you’re trying to be like.

Stevie Johnson Flashes with Huge Half - Ricky Henne
Johnson was one of a number of stars on the night despite the Chargers dropping a 16-15 decision on a 60-yard field goal in the closing seconds.  However, Head Coach Mike McCoy began his postgame press conference singing Johnson’s praises in particular.

Branden Oliver Continues to Run Wild - Hayley Elwood
"He’s just a football player that works extremely hard. He made a great play. Kellen (Clemens) did a good job of avoiding the rush there and did a nice job spitting it out to (Oliver) and there he went."

Colts lead ranking of top 10 WR corps - Nathan Jahnke (h/t LearningisFun)
Few teams are as experienced at the receiver position as the Chargers, and what they perhaps lack in excitement they make up for in dependability. Tight end Antonio Gates is no longer playing at an All Pro level, but his drop rate was second-best for tight ends last year. Receiver Malcom Floyd isn’t a household name, but he hauled in 13 deep passes, which was tied for sixth-most in the league last year. Stevie Johnson had a relatively quiet year for the 49ers, but his yards per route run average was 16th-best among receivers. He will make a nice addition to this receiving corps.