Which New Chargers Addition Are You Most Excited About?

Oct 2, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) talks in the huddle during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Which new kid on the block are you most excited about? Is it Jordan Knight? Is it one of the receivers? Robert Meachem or Eddie Royal? Is it Le’Ron McClain? Or is it the new guy on the defensive side of the ball, Jarret Johnson?

This is a different type of off-season for us. We usually don’t have this many new names coming through our roster. We usually would ask this question and the only names were people in the draft and a couple of undrafted free agents. This season we actually brought in some names that we know.

Robert Meacham and Eddie Royal are going to add a new element of speed on the offense. They have the tough task to try and fill the production that has left with Vincent Jackson. They will hope to stretch the field and we could see the reverse on offense more often with this speed on the roster. We might even see a few more hitch patterns. As long as they are able to get open down the field, we know that Philip Rivers will be able to hit them.

Is it Le’Ron McClain that you are ready to see in action? This is the first time that we have had a REAL fullback since we let Lorenzo Neal walk. McClain could be busting open some holes for Ryan Mathews and he has the ability to carry the ball as well. Are you looking forward to seeing him lay some people out?

Or is it the rugged Jarret Johnson that you are ready to see in the mix? Not everyone knows about his abilities, but the people out in Baltimore really have hyped him up for us. The players and the fans out there can’t speak a bad word on him and that is from a defense that has respect from everyone.

Or are you excited for whoever we draft? You don’t even know who the new kid is, but you like the possibilities!

There will be a new wave of talent on this team with the additions. Who do you want to see?

Topics: Eddie Royal, Jarret Johnson, Leron Mcclain, Robert Meachem

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  • hayski08

    @chargersbuzztap @Le’Ron_McClain33 Is my Favorite charger addition.

  • Calum

    I’m all about double J. I’m hoping and thinking he’ll make a huge impact, toughening up our defense. 

    • BoogaP

       @Calum
       JJ will have an immediate impact on this defense.  You can’t teach toughness.  You either have it or you don’t!

      • RMainwaring

         @BoogaP  @Calum I’m excited about JJ too. The only thing that worries me about him is his age. 31 is getting old in the NFL. I just hope he stays healthy.

  • MikeTuck

    I think mcClain will have the biggest impact of all the players signed. If he plays like he has it will be a huge key to mathews breaking out season. The Chargers have really missed Lorenzo and this will go a long way to giving Mathews a decent comparison to Tomlinsons capabilitys. We haven’t had the Oline or Fullback that Tomlinson had through those exciting seasons.

    • BoogaP

       @MikeTuck
       Whats up Mike.  Very excited about the addition of McClain.  MClain had the opportunity to play with LoNeal.  I guarantee he benefited from playing with one of the best of all-time, although in a different capacity.
       
      I also believe that he is ready to run with the rock again. Kansas City wasted his running talent.  Especially with Charles being injured.  He has something to prove to most.  Nothing to prove to me. Pro-bowl FB in the AFC.  Not his goal, I’m sure, but that is my guess.

    • RMainwaring

       @MikeTuck I agree. Lorenzo Neal was a beast. The fullback should be big and beefy which Jacob Hester is not. You need a snowplow to clear a path for traffic.

      • zeus619

        @RandyMainwaring @MikeTuck I agree. With McClain as our fullback Mathews numbers should increase. Seeing as how he made the probowl last year that’s big.

  • 619chargers4life

    I guess im going to have to go with Royal. I’ve done watched him burn us one,two many times. Can’t wait for him to do it for us this time instead of against us lol

  • RMainwaring

    I’m anxious to see how Rivers does with Meachem and Royal. Should be exciting.

  • zeus619

    Excited about adding J.Johnson. With him paired up with S.Phillips & A.Barnes we should have a good OLB tandem. Better against the run and pass.

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    I’m most excited about the player I know the least about. When NFL Network and ESPN announced the signing every single analyst who had been a defensive player simply gushed about what a great player JJ was. More than one said that he was also a beast in coverage. I can’t remember when we last had a LB who could actually cover a decent TE in coverage. Can’t wait for the start of the season (only 168 days away). 

  • zeus619

    Robert Meachem is another player I can’t wait to see. His speed and size will be a tremendous asset for the bolts. Rivers also has V.Brown which should have an increased role this year after a solid rookie season.

    • SandyPeisner

       @zeus619  I agree

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  • SandyPeisner

    I think Robert Meachem can effect the offense the most. 70-80 catches 1,000+ yards receiving and 10+ touchdowns are possible. This will open up the field for Gates Floyd Royal Brown and Mathews

  • MikeTuck

     @RandyMainwaring Meachum and Lloyd should give Floyd a great year too. I have been tired of the Jackson being all that much better than Floyd symtoms from fans. Floyd is a outstanding and very underated reciever and I believe could have a better year than jackson if he stays on the field. With secoundarys having to cover meachom and lloyd you can’t cover floyd 1 on 1. His hands and heart for the game is his biggest asset. loyal to the Chargers even as Smith made him wait it out last year. He’s not flamboyant, trashtalking  flashy reciever type, he just makes big plays.

  • MikeTuck

    @ RandyMainwaring; Sorry meant to say Royal I get those two from Denver mixed up. But Meachum and Royal are great recievers and carefull giving numbers to any reciever as River distributes to the open man. I’d enjoy another Air Coryell moment to which all 3 make 1000 yard season. Joiner being recievers coach ( I Hope ) would enjoy that too! I’d love to see him get a Superbowl ring as Recievers coach. Then lets not forget gates, if he heals abit and makes good of his oppotunitys he could be on of the 3 to do it. Meachum is the less likely.

  • MikeTuck

     @SandyPeisner I hope they all do well, but my money will be on Floyd, Gates & Royal to break the bank. Brown will get more yardage than Meachum. This is only due to the others being in the system longer, and in NO he would have stretches that he was invisable. He also didn’t have as talented a W/r-TE core there. Rivers is the one that really scores in this group. If they get a little more help on the Oline watch out, Rivers will beat his 2010 mark.

  • SandyPeisner

    If Brown gets more yards than Meachum great. I think that the ball is gonna fly. Both can go deep.
    We need to put up points cause Defense is a concern

  • MikeTuck

     @SandyPeisner I don’t think points will be a concern, I’m hoping they get their ground game going big time to use clock and keep the other team on the sidelines. I loved Air Coryell but if you score to fast your defense gets tired and their offense can find their rythem. keep them on the sideline and they’ll be more prone to mistakes.

  • SandyPeisner

    Exactly why they need points. Defense is a big concern. No pass rush poor defensive back play. They are going to need to score and score or improve the D. They won’t play Marty ball with the run

  • MikeTuck

     @SandyPeisner I hate to say this again but pressure wasn’t a personnel issue, it was a lack of guts by the Coach/DC not playing the 3-4 like it was meant to be played. They rushed 3-4 players alot with a lack of blitzes. LaBoy was way out of his league, Barnes came in and pressure was there. They had Phillips dropping in zone coverage constantly. This lack of pressure put our Secoundary on a rope. You cannot give any QB that much time and expect the Secoundary to hold up. Turner played his Offense and Defenses Safe, not to lose. That’s why when there was nothing to lose and he let both sides play the way it was meant to be played they stomped Baltimore, Buffalo, Etc. The players weren’t and won’t be the problem, it will be the coaches getting in the way of the players. You want to play it safe, go to a 4-3. Look at the tape, you use the players you’ved signed to the best of their abilitys, it was when Turner took the raines the same players look like crap. Alot of people would l;ike to have their dream team, but the disappointment will remain if the gameplan doesn’t fit the personnel.

    • RMainwaring

       @MikeTuck  @SandyPeisner Exactly. Turner’s doesn’t know how to use his players to the best of their ability and/or can’t get the most out of them.

  • SandyPeisner

    I’m not disagreeing with you. They DID NOT get to the QB and don’t have players available in3 -4 or 4-3 who are going to get to QB. Phillips or Barnes get hurt. The Corner backs are average and with know pass rush they are completely exposed. I don’t see player in draft who will make that big a difference i I’m sure they will be blitzing this year. Defense wins championships.

  • MikeTuck

    I hope your right but the Coach has to let go and use all his gifts to get to the QB. Players are injured when not playing at full speed when the other team is. I believe this to be true of the last few years. Turner threw them a curve playing alot of zone and not attacking the QB. He caused this defense to look average. If not how come the same group or most of it looked great before he got here and the last few games last year? Because he played them in a attack mode instead of safe.

  • SandyPeisner

    Except it was not the same defense no Kevin Burnett no Brandon Siler  no Castillo. I do agrre with you the coach played to much 4-3 to safe

  • Bleu

    I say my favorite acquisition the CHARGERS made is Eddie Royal……. A slot reciever wit good speed is a key component n the passing game bkuz he could bail PR17 out of some sticcy situations by being effective wit those underneath routes. He offers PR17 another option wen gates is jammed up and the blitz is coming…….. He definately has a skillset dat pcrayton lacd, not to mention he has da ability to supercharge da PR AND KR wit his speed n shiftiness…………..

  • MikeTuck

    @ Bleu; Your right there, the deep ball is great but when it’s not there it’e not there and a quick footed route runner will help Rivers alot. That’s why I’d love to see Hillman or James get drafted to help in the spread. Floyd James/Hillman Gates Royal and Brown/Meachum scary.

  • MikeTuck

     @SandyPeisner Exactly only he was safe out of the 3-4 or 4-3. We played without all the LB’s were use to and we have been addressing that. But you can’t hold back your best pass rushers to drop them in a zone and pressure the QB. Every QB had more than 5-7 sec to throw, rediculous. If Turner would take a lesson on the big games they played great and attack on both sides we’d do fine. We have weapons to make a few mistakes on gambles.

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