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*Defensively for the Cowboys, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was going to put a great deal of pressure on this defense. He gets rid of the football quickly and he is accurate in doing it. Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd were going to also challenge Orlando Scandrick, Alan Ball and Bryan McCann on the outside.


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SAN DIEGO — Chargers coach Norv Turner said Monday that inside linebacker Stephen Cooper suffered a torn biceps muscle in Sunday night’s 20-7 preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Cooper will have surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, meaning the nine-year veteran likely will be lost for the season.

Full disclosure: I was not the best Chargers fan yesterday. After waking up at 7am to watch EPL Soccer in a bar, and then going to the Padres game afterward (there was drinking there too), I was running on empty. I watched most of the first half of the game in another downtown watering hole, which made it somewhat hard to follow. By time I got in front of my own TV, the lack of excitement from second and third stringers being in the game put me right to sleep. So I missed most of the second half as well.

“I’m just a straight shooter,” said Manusky, who directed the 49ers’ defense the past four years. “I’m going to tell it the way it is. I’m going to tell you exactly where you are suppose to be and I’m not going to bull— you. I’m not going to say this and do something else; I will tell you straight up. I tell them in the first meeting if you don’t know your (expletive) role, I will tell you your role. And if it means kicking s— on special teams, as a starter … whatever your role is I will tell you.” Got it? Good, because Manusky is simple in his teaching and what he expects.

After weeks of looking to Los Angeles for stadium news, San Diegans finally got some locally as San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders toured the U.S. to drum up ideas and interest for a new Chargers stadium.

What the coach saw in Sunday night’s 20-7 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers tells him they still have a long way to go.

SAN DIEGO — Stephen Cooper returned to the Chargers to make an impact now and in the future. The veteran planned to add depth to the linebacker corps and mentor young inside linebackers Donald Butler and Jonas Mouton.

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