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Chargers Daily Links: Michael Davis loves the increase in man coverage

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On yesterday’s media call with players and coaches, cornerback Michael Davis lit up when he was asked his thoughts on the Chargers calling a lot more man coverage this year compared to previous seasons where they’ve been one of the league’s most zone-heavy teams.

As a 6’2, 196-pound defender, Davis loves utilizing his speed and length to give him an upper-hand when manned up. But even in zone coverage, his length is a big reason why he was signed back in 2017. All you need to do is look at his pick-six on Tom Brady in Week 4 to understand why.

While the team needs to pump out more turnovers at a higher rate, they’ve now picked off a pass in back-to-back games, both coming from guys not named Casey Hayward or Desmond King. If regression tells us anything, it’ll be Hayward/King’s time to shine soon enough.

Chargers News:

Gavino Borquez gives you four things to know about the Jaguars before Sunday’s contest (Chargers Wire)

Read the latest “10 Insights” from the Bolts (Chargers.com)

Jason Reed believes Justin Jackson is a “must-start” in fantasy this week (Bolt Beat)

The Bolts are rested but still banged up following bye (Associated Press)

NFL News:

Bill Barnwell talks which teams have seen their playoff chances drop the most (ESPN)

The Vikings traded DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens (ESPN)

Tom Fornelli talks Week 7 odds (CBS Sports)

Josh Edwards published a new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)

Vikings Danielle Hunter is out for the year after opting to have surgery (Pro Football Talk)

The Ravens are expected to sign WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad (Bleacher Report)