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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 15, 2016

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Which Young Wide Receiver is Impressing Philip Rivers, Bolts? - Ricky Henne
"Tyrell is very eager to learn, and he’s very eager to improve his game," Sirianni said.  "He’s hungry.  He takes every little thing you give him, and I have seen him steadily get better every single game.  He’s taken the opportunities he’s gotten, and he’s proven to me he has the abilities you need to beat press man coverage.  He catches the ball well, and he’s big and fast. He’s relentless and he can run all day.  When a player can do that, he wears a cornerback down.  His arrow and game are ascending quickly."

Philip Rivers: "There's an Energy Building" - Chargers.com (video)
Quarterback Philip Rivers talks about the football fever spreading at Chargers Park.

Why Antonio Gates is Proud of "Little Brother" Keenan Allen - Ricky Henne
When he first got here a couple years back, he was young, making some mistakes not always knowing what to do. I talked to him about it right before I talked to the team this morning.  Then he figured it out…. He’s really changed the way he approaches the game and he’s become a pro.  He’s learned from some good guys. I think having someone like Malcom to watch every day and say this is the right way to do things, Keenan’s taken advantage of that.

2015 Passing Plus-Minus - Scott Kacsmar
So we want a stat that will account for where the pass was thrown, how far it was thrown, and what the down-and-distance situation was. The end result is passing plus-minus. We have looked at receiving plus-minus in the past; this is the same concept, but for quarterbacks. Passing plus-minus estimates how many passes a quarterback completed compared to what an average quarterback would have completed, given the location of those passes. It does not consider passes listed as "Thrown Away," "Tipped at Line," or "Quarterback Hit in Motion." Player performance is compared to a historical baseline of how often a pass is completed based on the pass distance, the distance required for a first down, and whether it is on the left, middle, or right side of the field. Note that plus-minus is not scaled to a player’s total attempts.

Chargers defense turns up for turnovers - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"It’s a great feeling," Mager said. "Even if people are on the sideline and not part of the play, they’re running onto the field and trying to make a block. Everyone is putting their hands up. I think that type of mentality is infectious around the whole team. … You can’t have enough of those plays."