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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: How will Benjamin transform the offense?

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Chargers training camp preview: RBs - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Chargers players say offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt's return bodes well for the ground game and Gordon in particular. In Whisenhunt's other season with San Diego, running back Ryan Mathews got his career back on track and led the Bolts down the stretch to a playoff berth.

Expect an Older & Wiser Denzel Perryman in Year Two - Hayley Elwood
"I know what it was like last year so I’m just trying to share my experience with those guys," he said.  "I’m working my way (as a leader) and earning my stripes.  But as far as the younger guys go, I went through it, so if I go out and do something, I’ll let them know.  I tell them if they have any questions to not hesitate to ask me and Manti (Te’o)."

An In-Depth Look at Travis Benjamin -
Benjamin is easy to spot with his trademark long dreadlocks, which haven’t been cut since he was in the eighth grade. Benjamin is married to the former Africa Stefanos, who worked as an on-air host at the hip-hop radio station FM Z107.9 in Cleveland. Benjamin comes from a family with a long history in law enforcement. His mother, Cynthia Stewart, has been a sheriff’s deputy in Palm Beach County, Florida for the last 12 years, and two of his aunts, Quandra and Kimberly Stewart, both work in corrections.

AFC West Q&A: Who is the division's most feared player? - Adam Teicher, Paul Gutierrez and Eric Williams
With a similar skill set and ability to take over a game, you could make a good argument for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. But there’s still question marks about San Diego’s offensive line and if the Chargers have enough playmakers around Rivers for the offense to be successful. So I think you have to go back to the Mile High City and Denver's Miller. Teams in the AFC West need to plan for the speedy pass-rusher each time they play the Broncos, or he can wreck a game.

AFC West Q&A: How do the quarterbacks in the division rank? - Jeff Legwold, Paul Gutierrez, and Eric Williams
This is really a guy at the top and a three-way tie for second -- or as Ricky Bobby put it, "If you ain’t first, you’re last.’’ Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is at the top of the list, and rank the others at your leisure. Rivers is coming off a career-high 4,792 yards passing with 29 touchdown passes in 2015 despite his team’s obvious lack of consistent offensive line play or a running game. He’s a five-time Pro Bowl selection and has the look of a front-line starter even as parts of the depth chart around him have eroded.