Morning links: Bolts' offense No. 8 in NFL

August, 12, 2014
Aug 12
10:15
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Good morning.

In this ESPN Insider piece, Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus ranked every offense in the NFL, including every position group on that side of the ball.

The San Diego Chargers were ranked the No. 8 offense in the league, according to his grading system. The article used Pro Football Focus’ grading system as a starting point.

According to that system, San Diego has the sixth-ranked quarterback group in the NFL, followed by receivers (No. 7), running backs (11) and offensive line (19).

I believe the Chargers have one of the best offensive lines in the league, and that ranking should be higher based on the performance of Philip Rivers and the running game last season.

Adam Schein of NFL.com list Chargers tight end Ladarius Green as one of the nine players from preseason games over the weekend that he can’t wait to see more from during the regular season.

Former Chargers team doctor David Chao, writing for the National Football Post, says that Achilles tears are approaching the same frequency as ACL tears in the NFL.

• Jordan Beane of Chargers.com talks with offensive coordinator Frank Reich about how San Diego’s offense performed in the first preseason game in this video.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com writes that outside linebacker Thomas Keiser is looking to pick up where he left off last season.

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego writes that the play of the receivers was the highlight of Monday’s practice.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego says that rookie offensive lineman Chris Watt is getting comfortable with his new role as a potential starting right guard.

Kyle Posey of Bolts from the Blue reviews the play of San Diego’s defense against Dallas.

• Chargers general manager Tom Telesco talks with Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM radio in this audio link.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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