Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady never played for the Chargers. Peyton Manning never played for the Chargers. Eli Manning was drafted — for effect — by the Chargers. And yet, when discussing quarterbacks here this week, the arrow somehow points to San Diego.

What, I didn’t get the memo graced with the NFL logo: No more Super Bowls in America’s Finest City until a new sports playpen is built!

In statements made to the San Diego Association of Governments, Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani said that a vote for a new stadium can be pushed back to 2013—after the Chargers’ 2012 season and after a new slew of politicians take over various posts throughout San Diego County.

A shoulder injury ended his season before it began. Instead of adding depth at inside linebacker, which was limited beyond Takeo Spikes and Donald Butler, Mouton spent his days rehabbing a shoulder injury and watching Butler become one of the team’s better defenders.

Speculation about the futures of the Bills and Jaguars is frequent given their small-market statures, stadium issues and the occasional challenges of filling their seats. The Chargers, Rams and Vikings are all feverishly looking for new or improved buildings in their respective cities.

18. San Diego: Jonathan Martin, Stanford tackle

My take: He would be a great value pick for San Diego. If Martin is on the board at No. 18, I think the Chargers should jump on him, especially if there are no high quality pass-rushers available