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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Can Mike McCoy survive another losing season?

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Chargers need a makeover, starting at head coach, if headed to L.A. - Eric Williams
However, at 5-7, the Chargers are going to miss the playoffs for a third straight season under McCoy’s guidance. San Diego is 27-33 in four seasons under McCoy. Even worse, the Chargers have struggled in their division, going 1-11 in the AFC West since November 2014 and 7-15 during McCoy’s stint as coach.

Lowest-graded players in NFL Week 13 - Bryson Vesnaver
Slot corner: Craig Mager, San Diego Chargers, 33.6 While Craig Mager only allowed three catches for 47 yards from his slot position, all three went for first downs. The fourth would have, too, if the throw was better. He also had a missed tackle in coverage.

Best players in NFL Week 13 - Sam Monson
San Diego only handed the ball off to Melvin Gordon 17 times against the Buccaneers in Week 13, but he averaged 4.9 yards per attempt, gaining 59 of his 84 yards after contact thanks to breaking five tackles along the way. As a receiver, Gordon added another 54 yards from four catches and deserved better than the way this game ended up on the scoreboard.

Thirty-two nominees for Walter Payton award announced - ESPN
The winner will receive a $500,000 donation to his favorite charity and $500,000 in his name to support the NFL and United Way's Character Playbook program in his team's market. The program is an initiative launched in April that focuses on youth character development and healthy relationships.

Chargers reach out to L.A. Coliseum about possible temporary stay - Eric Williams
"In light of the vote of the people of San Diego, it’s back on the table in earnest," L.A. Coliseum Commission president Mark Ridley-Thomas said. "So the appropriate amount of due diligence continues to be done, and we will see if, in fact, we can strike a deal."

Big-boy pads required for Chargers to slow down Cam Newton - Eric Williams
"They’re very similar," McCoy said. "They’re both big, strong physical quarterbacks that can make plays with their feet running the football, but then they have the strength to get out of things. "That was one of the most frustrating things from the game yesterday [Sunday], the number of times he [Winston] got out. ... So that’s something you always have to worry about with these type of quarterbacks."