Good morning. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth ranks the best and worst offensive lines in the NFL. And the San Diego Chargers deservedly come in at No. 5 overall on Tanier’s list.
Tanier notes the impressive play of center Nick Hardwick last season -- overlooked by most folks nationally -- along with left tackle in King Dunlap. And he gives the Chargers credit for doing the most with the talent that they have available with the position group.
Tanier: “But one thing you learn when analyzing modern offensive lines is that there are no Hogs or 1992 Cowboys right now. There are only lines with solid talent at several positions and schemes that put everyone in the best positions. The Chargers have both of those things.”
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com writes red zone execution was a focus of San Diego’s workout on Monday.
Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego notes that rookie offensive lineman Chris Watt took some reps at center during practice on Monday.
Nick Canepa of U-T San Diego writes that Philip Rivers is the best quarterback of his generation still seeking a Super Bowl ring.
Dan Sileo of The Mighty 1090 talks with Mark Fabiani, point man for the Chargers on the stadium issue, on the latest happenings with the city in getting a new stadium built in this audio link.
Nate Davis of USA Today predicts an 8-8 record for the Chargers this season.
According to Pro Football Focus, Philip Rivers was the best quarterback in 2013 on third down.
Dr. David Chao writing for the National Football Post examines the unintended consequences of the NFL having less practice time during the offseason – higher intensity practices that could lead to more injuries.