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3 SAN DIEGO: Chargers
Jim Trotter
September 03, 2012
The conference's perennial underachievers have a new mantra on defense: Keep it simple, don't overthink. But is that a Super Bowl formula?
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September 03, 2012

3 San Diego: Chargers

The conference's perennial underachievers have a new mantra on defense: Keep it simple, don't overthink. But is that a Super Bowl formula?

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"The personnel changes are getting us back to some things we did under previous coordinators," says Pagano. "I've seen what it looks like when it's good, and I've seen what it looks like when it's bad. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; it's about going out and playing with fundamentals, technique and effort. My job is to put these guys in positions to make plays. That means playing smart and playing fast."

Projected Lineup

WITH 2011 STATS

OFFENSE 2011 RANK: 6

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DEFENSE 2011 RANK: 16

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SPECIALISTS

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*2010 stats

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