VOTE: Who would you want to see starting opposite of VJ at WR?


There are a lot of rumors flying around the Chargers and possibly adding another offensive weapon to the receiving unit. We STILL do not know if there is going to be a season and what rules will be in effect for that season, but let’s just assume that Vincent Jackson will be back next season because of the franchise tag. With VJ on one side, who would you want to see starting on the other side to form one of the most dangerous passing offenses EVER?

There are a lot of rumors linking Carolina’s Steve Smith to the San Diego Chargers. He wants to get out of that rebuilding franchise in Carolina and wants to move closer to his California roots. Smith is one of the most explosive receivers in the league and Philip Rivers would be the best quarterback that he has ever played with in his career.

Plaxico Burress could be an option for the Bolts to take a look at. He is just finishing up a jail sentence and would be a cheap option for the Bolts, but he comes with a lot of question marks. He has super bowl experience and was a big play receiver before he was incarcerated.

Then there are the receivers that we are familiar with. Malcom Floyd is a free agent that we could bring back. We know what to expect from him – he is acrobatic and has great hands, but he has struggled to stay on the field due to injuries.

If we don’t bring in anyone in and don’t re-sign Malcom, then we still have Patrick Crayton on the roster. He made some big plays before he suffered a wrist injury last season.

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  • Paul Maland

    Here is my vote and why. I love the looks of Steve Smith running opposite Vjax. Not only does Steve Smith bring some serious receiving talent with great hands and experience, he also comes with a fiery attitude. Not necessarily the negative kind of attitude for a team. I mean sure he did clock his teammate in camp, but that’s besides the point. Steve Smith is a wide receiver version of Philip Rivers. He is one of the most physical wide receivers in the league (next to Hines Ward) and leaves everything he has on the field. To me, it’s no wonder why Philip is more than happy to have the rumors of Smith coming to Boltville.

    With Vincent Jackson, Steve Smith, and Vincent Brown you have every kind of receiver to beat a defense. Not to mention a physical and athletic tight end who is too strong for DB’s and too quick for LB’s.

    Bolt Nation will be loving the pass stats once again this year, and this will also open up the run game to let Ryan Mathews blow his 2nd season out of the water! GO CHARGERS GO!

  • Josh

    Ideally, I’d like to see Floyd and VJ line up on the outside with Steve Smith lined up in the slot. Generally speaking, Smith is a YAC WR, so we could set him up for screen passes, quick slants, and other short passing patterns while Floyd and VJ pull the DBs farther down the field. And if the DBs don’t go down to cover VJ and Floyd, I’m sure Rivers wouldn’t mind throwing some deep balls to our pair of 6’5″ wideouts. Better yet, that trio would give us tons of offensive versatiliy because Smith is so much faster than any of our other receivers. Lined up on the outside, he can run straight by DBs in zone coverage. Add Gates to that mix, and our 2011 passing game would make our 2010 passing game look like child’s play. With so many vertical threats, opposing safeties would have to play very deep anytime those three are on the field, helping our running game as well.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      using steve smith in the slot would be UNREAL!!!! it has been something i have been dreaming of since last season! for some reason, i have thought of bringing over steve smith here for a while and using him in the SLOT would be ridiculously awesome!

      GREATEST SHOW ON SURF!

  • roy

    steve smith would be the main difference if he went to the bolts, im a big fan of steve here in carolina but i hope he becomes a bolt. roy