Chargers have 2012 O-line questions

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the Chargers are protected contractually regarding injured left tackle Marcus McNeill. He hopes to recover from a season-ending neck injury by next year. However, if he doesn't, the Chargers will be able to move on.

There could be major flux on the line next year because of injuries and the pending free agency of star center Nick Hardwick.

In other AFC West nuggets:

There is huge media interest in Sunday’s Patriots-Broncos game. The Broncos said this game is the most credentialed regular-season game since the new stadium opened in 2001.

The Kansas City Star looks at whether former Denver coach Josh McDaniels could be a fit as the new coach in Kansas City.

Oakland fans, you need to check this one out. Look at how coach Hue Jackson gets ready for games. You nailed it, coach.

Yes, Tebowmania had made it to the presidential trail. Republican candidate Rick Perry cited Tebow as an inspiration during a debate. Meanwhile, Tebowing didn’t work out so well for some New York students. I know. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Meanwhile, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco appears a tad annoyed by the national attention Tebow is getting.