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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 12, 2015

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

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Why Aren’t The Best Teams In The NFL Expected To Win A Ton Of Games? - Chadwick Matlin & Neil Paine (video)
NFL forecasts are in … and they aren’t very exciting! Even great teams like the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks are forecast to win about 10 games, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. But plenty of teams win more than that each year — what gives?

2015 NFL Preview: Peyton’s Broncos Headline The AFC West For At Least One More Season - Neil Paine
A year ago, Rivers became just the fourth QB since 19896 to rack up 20 or more passing WAR through his age-337 campaign. The only passers8 to have notched more lifetime WAR at the same stage of their careers were Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Tony Siragusa is Most Intrigued by this Chargers-Lions Matchup - Ricky Henne
"Heart.  Desire.  You can coach effort; I believe in that.  You’re constantly talking to them, but it’s also 11 guys getting together doing those things.  That’s one of the most important things for me we stress from day one.  It’s mandatory that we grade the players on if they’re running to the football."

Football 101: Why Power Running Works - Chris Brown
Power and Counter are so effective because their very designs are forged from aggression. They’re deliberate melees built on double-team blocks, kick-out blocks, lead blocks, and down blocks, and preferably finished off by a running back who drops his shoulder and levels a defender or two before going down.

Tyrell Williams wears Ryan Leaf's old number; bad luck not a concern - Eric Williams
"You know about him," said Williams, who was 8 years old when Leaf last played for the Chargers. "You know about the bad luck, or whatever you want to call it. But I don’t really think too much about it. It’s not that big of a deal to me."

Watch Now, Watch Later: A Preview for Week 1, and the Season - Bill Barnwell
Sure, I might think they’re almost entirely fungible, and it may be true that teams that commit serious assets to their halfbacks tend to often regret it.4 That doesn’t mean it’s not exciting to watch promising rookie backs make their way into the pros.