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Chargers Excited by New Passing Game

WR Robert Meachem (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

There's little doubt that the San Diego Chargers will struggle at times to replace wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who departed in free agency after a couple fractured years, landing a big-dollar contract with Tampa Bay. But the team's coaches are amped about the potential of a retooled passing game.

Vincent Jackson, after all, epitomized what the San Diego passing game was all about: a big, rangy, physical wide receiver whose size and strength alone made him an imposing component in the vertical model favored by coach Norv Turner and quarterback Philip Rivers. That Rivers was usually among the league leaders in the esoteric but critical statistic scouts love, yards per attempt - he...

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