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Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

CAPTION: August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Jacob Hester (22) is consoled after dropping the catch against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

— That the Oakland Raiders will enter the 2012 season with a new head coach doesn’t qualify as much of a surprise. The San Diego Chargers having the same one roaming the sidelines may have caught a few observers a bit off guard, however.

Raiders defensive end Matt Shaughnessy vs. Chargers left tackle Mike Harris

The Chargers grace the Black Hole with no shades of gray regarding this question: Which team drives the San Diego sports scene?

Once again, in an attempt to categorize each Chargers player’s importance to the team’s success, U-T San Diego columnist Kevin Acee presents his Roster Rank projection.

In a season opener there are more like 45 players to watch, but that would take up way too much bandwidth. So, here are three guys who will likely have an impact on the Chargers vs. Raiders game on Monday Night.

Ronnie Brown sat on a white-padded stool stitched with a lightning bolt, scanning the inside of the Chargers locker room.