Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces the 32nd overall pick of the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Time to see how  the new general manager wants to build this football team. What kind of players does Tom Telesco like? What kind of moves will he make around the league? It all starts today…

I am so excited I want to put on some Tom Jones and dance!


The Chargers‘ Doctor Is A Drunk Quack. Why Haven’t They Fired Him? – Deadspin
That Chao remains the Chargers‘ doctor even now, amid a hail of accusations and universally terrible PR for both the team and league, owes less to his ability to treat his patients than to the unresolved conflict at the heart of the modern NFL: How can

Chargers should be offensive in first
U-T San Diego
“We do this for a living every day, and we really don’t know who will go in the first 15, which is a little different,” Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said. “Usually the first four or five you can pretty much pinpoint and then after that you have 

Analysis: How far are the San Diego Chargers from being a playoff team?
Bolts from the Blue
This is something that the San Diego Chargers have not done since 2009. What has happened to a team that made the playoffs 5 out 6 seasons in the 2004-2009 run has been well chronicled on this site. Discussions on how to fix the problem usually feature 

2013 NFL Draft team needs: San Diego Chargers
SB Nation Cleveland (blog)
The Chargers had four consecutive trips to the playoffs to finish the last decade, but haven’t been back since 2009. A 7-9 season in 2012 got Norv Turner and A.J. Smith fired. With Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco now at the helm, the Chargers will look to 

New Chargers Regime Prepares for Its First Draft
Voice of San Diego
Their replacements will begin putting their stamp on the franchise when the NFL Draft gets underway this Thursday at 5 p.m. The Chargers‘ middling 2012 performance garnered them the 11th pick in the first round, and one pick each in the early-middle of

U-T San Diego
This draft season has been fascinating. Normally, by now we’d have a decent read on who’s going to be chosen in the top five. Not this time around. Everything remains fluid, especially for the Chargers. Do they trade up for a tackle? Do they take the 

Everyone’s talking about the NFL Draft
U-T San Diego
He’s certainly a player the Chargers would have to consider. This is where diligence comes in. A team with the 11th pick should vet most, if not all, prospects, so if one does drift, the team is ready to make a better decision. I doubt that Tom Telesco ..

Travis Long And The NFL: San Diego Chargers
All Coug’d Up
The Chargers, who run a 3-4 scheme, can always use depth at the outside linebacker position. With Shaun Phillips still being a free agent, and Melvin Ingram, their first round pick who never seemed to get going last year, the outside linebackers are 


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  • Pels04

    What do you guys think of this?!?


    I think id start packaging players before i give away 2 #1′s

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      dang… that would be crazy!!!!

    • veazy

      I think he’s getting trolled by his sources. Why would the Chargers trade up to 3 and let Lane Johnson go past them to pick 4?

      • Pels04

        I dont think he was meaning that. He just didnt take the Chargers off the board at that point. He said Chargers are interested in moving up to grab Fisher or Joekel, whoever it is. If Chargers cant get to #2 and first 2 picks go LT then i dont think they will move up. And if they do move up to 3 it will be to get Johnson

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: I heard an interesting explanation on one of the channels as to the relationship between the GM and coach. TT responds to the needs of the Coach. or at least he should. If McCoy says get me some WRs, then TT should be out there looking for them. If McCoy says there is an OL need, TT should be out looking for that. Same for depth, etc. It is McCoy that tells TT what the needs are. TT does not run the team. McCoy does. …so what TT likes is sort of not relevant. I just hope he helps make McCoy’s job better and successful. If McCoy says he needs an O-Line, then that is TT’s job to find it. Does not matter if he likes it or not. I hope TT doesn’t say to McCoy that you don’t need X or you don’t need Y. That would sort of be out of his scope.

    • RussinSactown

      In short, TT buys the groceries. McCoy cooks the meal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        Exactly! but McCoy tells him what to go buy.

        • JoseSD

          It was Bill Parcells who said “they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries”. I don’t agree with your notion that it’s Telesco’s job to get whoever McCoy wants. If that’s the case why have a GM at all? It’s the coach’s job to coach the players and have them ready to play and it’s the GM’s job to handle the personnel decisions. and it shouldn’t be one guy or the other exclusively picking the players. They need to work together with all the other coaches and scouts to determine who is the best player to take. Did you watch Sports Wrap on NBC last Sunday? Former RBs coach and “offensive coordinator” under norv OllieWilson said the other coaches weren’t allowed in the war room. He said if they wanted their opinion they would call them in then dismiss them afterwards and they would have no idea who the team chose until the pick was announced.Its a group effort but ultimatelythe choice comes down to Telesco.. McCoy has shown he can adapt his offense to his personnel and have success

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      in the end… TT gets the blame… his relationship with McCoy needs to be at a place where they are thinking on the same level anyway.

  • RussinSactown

    Can we draft a doctor?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      That doctor is embarrassing. I don’t know why they insist on keeping him.

      • JoseSD

        Probably because he offered the lowest bid for his services