Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers quarter back Philip Rivers (17) makes a pass in the first half of a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers bounce back wellESPN (blog)The Chargers bounced back and played a strong game in the most important one of the preseason. San Diego was sloppy last week in Chicago. But Mike McCoy’s team showed nice improvement at Arizona. Quarterback Philip Rivers’ numbers were not great 

Chargers vs. Cardinals: Ryan Mathews impresses, Arizona suffers costly injuriesPhilly.comThe Chargers‘ defense and special teams units looked great, but part of me wonders if they looked great or if the Cardinals’ opposing units simply looked that bad. The blocked punt by Darrell Stuckey was probably the play of the game for either team.

Chargers Answer the ChallengesChargers.comAgainst the Chicago Bears in the second preseason game, the Chargers special teams allowed 227 kickoff return yards, including a 100-yard return, and rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen fumbled a punt, which was recovered by the Bears. Fast forward nine 

Dunlap apparently wins Chargers‘ left tackle jobMiamiHerald.comSAN DIEGO — King Dunlap appears to have won the starting job at left tackle for the San Diego Chargers. It won’t be official, though, until rookie coach Mike McCoy says so. Dunlap started and played well in Saturday night’s 24-7 victory at Arizona in