10/27 TMM: Are the Chargers lacking leaders?

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers

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Chargers-Raiders Hangover: Gates Injury, Mystery Run Game, Anemic Offense & More (Video) – Mighty 1090
How close is Antonio Gates to returning? He talks about his knee injury; plus, Annie takes a look at the slow starts and the run game problems for the Chargers.

Franklin, Perryman get good news; Chargers add LB – San Diego Union-Tribune
Left guard Orlando Franklin suffered a grade two MCL sprain and is considered day to day; Perryman has a strained biceps, not a tear as first feared, sources said Monday. Both were injured in Sunday’s 37-29 loss to the Raiders. The team agreed to terms with veteran inside linebacker Joe Mays, an indicator Perryman may miss some time.

Hank Bauer: “Besides Philip Rivers The Chargers Have No Leaders” (Audio) – Mighty 1090
Former San Diego Chargers running back and coach Hank Bauer tells Scott & BR that the team isn’t likely to turn it around because they don’t have enough leaders in the locker room.

The 2015 San Diego Chargers: It Can Always Get Worse – Bolts from the Blue
At least one local blogger is ready for the team to cut ties with head coach Mike McCoy, pointing out that McCoy’s presence has not been “what’s best for the team”. With the media and the fans working against him, McCoy’s hot seat must be scalding.

Bolts, McCoy At A Crossroads – Mighty 1090
Mike McCoy is trying every motivational tactic in the book to try and turn around his tenure as Chargers coach, and none of them seem to be working. Is it time to talk about McCoy’s hiring in 2013 as a mistake by the organization?

Brewers hire ex-Padres Manager Pat Murphy as Bench Coach – NBC Sports
He took the long way round to get there, stopping to be the Manager of the San Diego Padres for about half a season, but Pat Murphy finally made it to the job that many thought he was going to be hired for nearly a year ago.

First look: Aztecs at Colorado State – San Diego Union-Tribune
At least one of the local football teams was impressive this past weekend. The Aztecs remained undefeated in conference play, and face their last big challenge on Saturday against Colorado State.

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