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Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

What up world. Happy hump day. I feel like the draft is just around the corner, but at the same time it is so far far far away. There are a few more prospects that came to town to visit the Chargers yesterday that I will hopefully update on the site, but first….

…the dump:

Midweek mail call: ESPN (blog)
Antonio Spellman from San Diego wants to know if I think the Chargers will add another running back. BW: I think they could draft a running back in the mid-rounds. Ryan Mathews is the starter, but he has yet to prove he can stay healthy. He needs help.

Chargers and Padres fans calm? Yeah, right U-T San Diego
Take, for example, the town’s principal professional sports teams – the Padres and the Chargers. We are two games into one season, five months away from the other, and the cries are still louder than airplanes over Little Italy. “They can’t draft and …

San Diego Chargers: Strong Safety Draft Prospects Bolts from the Blue
The San Diego Chargers haven’t quite switched to that philosophy yet, and maybe it’s because they play more Cover 1 (with one deep Safety) than most teams (who play more Cover 2). Eric Weddle plays Cover 1 about as well as two Safeties playing Cover 2 …

New light bulbs part of Chargers makeover U-T San Diego
The Chargers have a new general manager, 14 new coaches headed by Mike McCoy, new practice fields, new wall colors at Chargers Park, and, yes, even new light bulbs in the weight room. The last dazzling scoop comes from center Nick Hardwick.

Ryan Mathews ripped by teammates for saying Chargers were ‘complacent’ in … Larry Brown Sports
Ryan-Mathews-Chargers Last week, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews made the mistake of saying some things on behalf of his team that could be viewed as criticism. During an appearance on “NFL AM,” Mathews said that he believed the …

Donald Butler ready to rise as leader U-T San Diego
Six of the Chargers’ 11 defensive starters from last year’s opening roster are either free agents or have signed with a different team. The list includes three on the front seven — inside linebacker Takeo Spikes, outside linebacker Shaun Phillips and …

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