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By Ernie Padaon

Ric McDonald, who spent 19 seasons with the Chargers, including 14 as head trainer, died Thursday at his San Diego home. He was 69. The cause of death is unknown.

Ron Meeks is the Chargers’ new secondary coach, hired in January to replace Steve Wilks, who took Meeks’ former job as the secondary coach in Carolina. Meeks has an impressive resume that includes 11 NFL seasons as a defensive backs coach and nine as a defensive coordinator. He spent seven of those seasons as the defensive coordinator in Indianapolis and won a Super Bowl (XLI) with the Colts following the 2006 season. He understands that expectations are high in San Diego.

I was talking to a BFTBer last night and he asked me, point blank, if the San Diego Chargers are going to be good in 2012. I knew what he meant, were they going to be better? Were they going to make the playoffs? Would they have a chance at the Super Bowl?

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