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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Will Chargers rookies be ready to contribute?

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Chargers rookies receive life lessons - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
“That (bathroom) moment really changed my life,” Dooling said. “The reason why is because at that moment, I started suffering from PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. That moment was so significant because, buried underneath all that package that I was carrying around was the fact that I’d been abused as a child. I had never dealt with it. That moment triggered it.”

Rookies End Offseason Closer Than Ever - Hayley Elwood
“It’s great to have everyone here,” added Watt.  “It’s good to stay with our group.  We have good chemistry already, but we’re learning more and more about our teammates (by doing) some small group discussions as well. Hearing stories and backgrounds (from) the guys has been good for our chemistry.”

What are the Biggest Adjustments for Chargers Rookies? - Hayley Elwood
“(A challenge) has been learning the scheme and the playbook,” mentioned fullback Chris Swain.  “I played in a triple-option offense and this is a pro-offense where I’m learning two different positions and also special teams.”

Pundit: Chargers D lacks star power - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
This is the beginning, not the end. I've been in this league 24 years and I've had so many guys work their (butt) off to get to that big contract and all of sudden, now, that's the end of it. You know what I'm saying. You've got things you want to do. The money comes with it. But you've got other things. You want to be across the water, one. (Hawaii is a frequent Pro Bowl site.) And at the end of this, all said and done, you want to be in the Hall of Fame. Simple as that. So, you've got to work to that point.