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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 19, 2016

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

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The San Diego Raiders? One ex-Charger hopes to see it happen - Nick Toney
"If you had the passion of San Diego fans for their city, and the passion of the Raiders fans for their team, and you put those two things together, we could finally become a football city, rather than a city that just has an NFL team."

Ex-Chargers GM A.J. Smith on how an NFL coach gets hired - A.J. Smith
So when hiring a coach, the face of your football team, you have to be careful. You've got some slick guys out there. Guys that come in with the new haircut and the big smile and the nice suit is on and they stroll in with a line of B.S. and they've got all the cliches and the politician stuff. They're just full of it, really.

Chairman Ron Roberts talks priories, Chargers - Joshua Stewart (UT$)
I’m not satisfied with what appears to be the outcome that’s developing. I think that the thing we’ve learned in the last year is that the Charger’s ownership was committed to one thing and one thing only, and that was moving to Los Angeles. Almost irrespective to what we were saying or offering or doing, really, (it) was almost irrelevant to the process.

Next moves belong to San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders - Vincent Bonsignore
And while Option 2 seems reasonable, the Chargers simply aren’t convinced San Diego will deliver a stadium deal, and a year working on one there would simply be a year wasted. They want to begin their life as the Los Angeles Chargers ASAP, and every day they don’t is one day further they’ll fall behind the Rams in the marketing of L.A.

Choice is clear, but Spanos has to make it - Kevin Acee (UT$)
There is still money to be made in San Diego — and possibly with less invested than some might think, should the city and Chargers be able to agree on a convention center-stadium project downtown. Additionally, there are indications the NFL could help more than the $100 million gift already promised toward construction of a San Diego stadium.