Morning Dump: Hatred For Raiders Not Personal

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) tries to stop San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) after a pass during the first quarter of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Draft snub motivates Chargers rookie WR AllenWashington PostSAN DIEGO — Keenan Allen hasn’t had to dig deep for motivation his rookie season. All the San Diego Chargers receiver has to do is think back to April’s draft, when he expected to be taken in the first round and instead didn’t hear his name called 

Chargers Must Play The ‘What If?’ Game At This PointCBS LocalStop for a minute and imagine just where the San Diego Chargers might be now had they won just a few of those games they lost in the final minutes earlier this season. As the Chargers fight for their AFC playoff lives these last few weeks of the season 

Chargers looking at affordable projectU-T San DiegoThe Chargers are playing their best football of the season. But they’re doing it too late. So it’s not too early to write this column. The players and coaches will focus on now, and even among the personnel folks there is a reluctance to look beyond 

Chargers‘ hatred for Raiders not personalU-T San DiegoOn Wednesday, the Chargers had their first practice of the week. There was no spouting off. No over-the-top bad mouthing. Coach Mike McCoy didn’t pull a Schottenheimer, whom Hardwick remembers coming onto the practice field, yelling, “It’s Raider Week, 

CBs the choice for Chargers in mock draftsESPN (blog)McShay: “The Chargers‘ top need is a pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker, so if Buffalo’s Khalil Mack drops to this spot, he’s the slam-dunk pick. But with him off the board in this scenario, there really isn’t another 3-4 OLB who belongs in the first 

McFadden doesn’t measure up to Chargers‘ MathewsSan Francisco ChronicleThe Raiders’ Darren McFadden and the Chargers‘ Ryan Mathews both came into this season with a history of injuries, and fans questioned their toughness and work ethic. Neither team was sure of what to expect of its running back. Both had teased with