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Chargers Sitting Thin At Corner


The San Diego Chargers secondary is really thin right now. We need to look at adding some veteran players from free agency in order to bolster that part of the defense.

Currently on the roster at cornerback, we have Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason, Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright. Jammer started playing when George Washington was president and his wheels are starting to slow. Cason gave up three touchdowns to someone that shot himself in the foot. Gilchrist, I can’t say anything wrong with Gilly yet. AND Wright loves Los Angeles. After that, we have NOBODY!

What happens if someone pulls a hammy? Shareece gets significant action? Are we ready to see him get in the mix? I understand that he has to get his reps at some time, but this is a player that was placed on the inactive roster for most of last season. And who is behind Shareece on the depth chart? Some undrafted free agent! BEAUTIFUL!

We have to find a veteran to add to that group. Drayton Florence was just released from the Bills, but he was getting burned out there. He did get his hands on seven interceptions though. The Cowboys are shopping around Mike Jenkins after they added Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr to their roster. Bryant McFadden is still trolling around looking for a team too. There are some options and we really need to add some depth.

It would have been nice to add another draft pick onto the roster like George Iloka in the 5th round instead of someone that will be sitting on the sideline for the whole season (yes, still frustrated with the 5th round selection!).

We won’t be finding any starters at this time, but we need to bolster up this part of the roster. Jammer and Cason will do alright. It will be up to the front seven to put more pressure on quarterbacks and help out the guys in the secondary.

Who should we add to the roster?

Tags: Secondary

  • drewwall1

    About time they address the corner issue. Both Cason and Jammer are good ,but we need depth to  push them. Also it would be nice to find a player to groom for Jammer’s gradual decline.

  • RussellGrant

    By mid season it will be Jammer and Gilchrist.  I’m still getting the toast smell out of my jersey from Cason last year.  We need to bring in someone.  Whether it’s a vet, a rookie or two that weren’t drafted that we’re willing to take a flyer on, we need depth.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @RussellGrant i am really hoping that Cason steps it up HUGE this season… would be a huge boost for the future

  • Bleu

    A consistent pass rush should make our secondary better. Bkuz nobody on our roster is anything close to a shutdown corner.

    • biggsybolt

       @Bleu I’ve been preaching this for months!

  • MikeTuck

    I would have liked to see Carr as a Charger, but your comment on not being able to say anything wrong with Gilchrist is absurb. If anybody is set to compete with cason and Jammer it would be Gilchrist, he showed flashes of intelligent playing the end of last year. the guys played safety and CB which gives him great insight about the position. Florence would be excellent insurance and compete for a starting job too! The problem at CB was a pass rush last year and Cason wasn’t totally at fault because of it. he and Jammer had to cover for more than the secounds a Corner should and still be in good position. Jammer with a good push at the QB will rebound into looking like the old Jammer and this goes for Cason too. but don’t be at all surprised if Gilchrist has a starting job sometime during the season. Wright should be waved and Hughes should have been held on too! But if Florence is picked up Gilchrist and he will really solidify the CB position.

    • biggsybolt

      @MikeTuck Spot on with the pass rush point, Mike. Although I will wait to see more from Wright before is say he isn’t worthy of wearing Bolts. The only reason I don’t like him is his Carlos Sandoval point of view on what city the Chargers belong. I’ll let him slide on that for the moment, but if he inherits Elvis Paterson’s nick name of toast, kick his ass to the curb. As we talked about Friday I would like to see Florence back as starter, and Cason back on the slot.