Nov 10, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Tyronne Green (69) defends against Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) as Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Tyronne Green Expected To Be The Chargers Starting Left Guard

With Kris Dielman hanging the jersey up today, the lead candidate to take over the starting job at left guard is Tyronne Green. Green became the starter last season after the unfortunate incident happened to Dielman. He did fairly well, but he will have some huge shoes to fill!

Green was drafted in 2009 in the 4th round out of Auburn. Scott Mruczkowski and Brandyn Dombrowski are both free agents, but they could be kept on for depth at the position.

He played pretty well on the left side with Jared Gaither last season and this could be his opportunity to show that he can be a starter in this league. He had a chance to learn behind one of the best and hopefully he can apply what he has been taught.

It would be nice to have a veteran on the depth chart though. I really like the idea of bringing in a player like Steve Hutchinson, just in case we suffer an injury on the line.

David Decastro out of Stanford could be available when we draft at 18 OR we could go the free agency route and try to bring in a player like Carl Nicks from New Orleans. As awesome as both of those options sound, AJ’s style would be to have Green as the starter and Dombo as the backup.

What would you like to see the Bolts do at the left guard position? Will Green be able to hold up on the left side? Should we bring in some competition for him?

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  • the gorn

    Green gets shoved around alot.  He needs to prove that he can start.  We need to bring in some competition either through the draft or a free agent.  If I were AJ, assuming that our first pick is an OLB, I would take the highest value guard or tackle available rather than reaching.

  • chargerjroc

    @chargersbuzztap until we draft decastro

  • ThomasBell

    They should bring in a veteran like Steve Hutchinson just in case.

  • dorourke2312

    Nicks will cost too much.  Would rather we spent that money on a pass rusher.  I like the idea of bringing in Hutchinson, he’s a good, solid veteran and can fight for the job with Green.

  • MikeTuck

    Green played not bad this last year, Ben Grubbs wouldn’t be a bad pickup and he’s played with Gaither. And if they could lure Jeff Backus away from Detroit it would be a win. I don’t know how much money Detroit has to throw at Backus seeing how Detroit is having problems enough rebuilding their City. It might be cherry pickin but if we could get him and Grubbs our Oline might look alot better. Spending money on these guys makes alot more sense than Hienz Ward ( no offense to Ward ) but keeping Rivers protected and boosting our runnig game is first and formost. I haven’t seen what Welker is asking, he is a premier WR but Jackson could be more by far. The Chargers O-line and Rivers getting quicker recievers would allow for less hurrys and sacks. Don’t get me wrong I want Jackson right there if posibble, but Welker would be a good fit allowing Brown to be at W/R with Floyd.

  • NickGoulart1

    I would rather let VJ walk, and spend the 32 million that would be available on Gaither, Nicks or Grubbs, and Mario Williams.  Then draft Michael Floyd at #18, Harrison Smith in the 2nd (would probably have to move up) and get Hines Ward on the cheap to play 4-wide sets and obvious running downs.
    OR…Let VJ walk, bring back Gaither, sign Mario Williams, draft David DeCastro or Cordy Glenn at #18, and get Harrison Smith in the 2nd.  At that point I’d probably be looking at trying to bring back Laurent Robinson (we screwed up BIG there–had to fall in love with preseason wonder-midget Walters didn’t we?) to play opposite Malcolm with V.Brown seeing time on the outside as well.

  • MikeTuck

     @NickGoulart1  Totally agree with your first proposal, only pick up a OT also, and draft Floyd. This would mess up first year CB when they tell him you cover Floyd. One might get doubled alot. There’s alot more dead wieght on are OL and some DL players like Cesaire who is great but injurys have taken their toll. The Chargers need to shrink their backup players salarys in order to get the best starting lineup in the NFL. Then trust the youngsters that are called to backup them when injured.It would also allow for two kickers so we can get the deep kicks when ness.