Morning Dump

The Chargers want Vincent Jackson to stay in San Diego.

The Chargers have until March 5 to use the tag on Jackson, otherwise he will hit the market as an unrestricted free agent on March 13. Tagging Jackson would cost San Diego nearly $13.7 million. The Chargers used the franchise tag on Jackson last season, and another use of the tag would result in a 120 percent salary increase from the $11.4 million he made in 2011.

All the stadium stories you missed since my last roundup while you were busy debating the best Super Bowl performance of all time.

Feb 21, 2012 – Brett Favre, Peyton Manning … every NFL offseason has at least one drama as its feature attraction. Sitting right below those names on the marquee is the annual tango between Vincent Jackson and the San Diego Chargers, the offseason’s well-attended matinee.

When the 2011 season started, there was justified excitement over the off season acquisition of Safety Bob Sanders, a former Defensive Player of the Year and Pro Bowler with the Indiannapolis Colts. Just two games into his season with the Chargers, Sanders was lost for the season after contributing almost nothing. The statistics may show that he had no significant impact on the team, but while stats don’t lie, they don’t tell the whole story either. Let’s examine what his presence on the field brought to the team. First, his stat sheet:

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