Chargers Will Be Featuring Speed on Offense

June 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view as the San Diego Chargers warm up during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Speed Kills!!!! Going into the 2012 season, the Chargers will be featuring a new found speed on the offense. This is not Oakland Raider type speed, where they grab anybody that can blaze through a 40-yard dash, but has no idea how to play the game. This is football speed, where players like Eddie Royal and Robert Meachem are going to tear through the secondary. Speed from players that have been in the league for a number of years and know how to get open in the secondary. Speed from players that are hungry to show that they can be top level receivers in this league.

In seasons past, the Chargers didn’t have the threat of speed on the offense. Vincent Jackson was their biggest deep threat, but he wasn’t a burner. He beat teams down with his physical play off the line and with his sharp route running. Malcom Floyd was the same type of receiver. Before those receivers, we had guys like Eric Parker and Chris Chambers starting out wide. Who was the last receiver on this roster that had speed? Tim Dwight?

Philip Rivers will be the perfect compliment for the new wave of speed on the roster. He will be chucking the ball down the field for the speedsters and then opening up the underneath routes for Antonio Gates and dump the ball off to Ryan Mathews. There is potential for this offense to be great, but we still need to see them put it all together. The season seems so dang far away still! I want to see how this offense works together.

Topics: Eddie Royal, Robert Meachem

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  • RussellGrant

    The line is the key here.  If they are solid, the Chargers will be terrors.  If they are not solid, Rivers will be terrified.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @RussellGrant so dang true!!! it is all about those dudes!

  • Bleu

    yea I agree that line is the key…

  • biggsybolt

    That speed! Exactly why I call the receiving corps Lightning. It fits perfectly with those guys being lightning quick!

  • charger17

    Listen to this interview Phillip seems very confident about the front 5! The question is at 3:50.. Boltup!
     

    • BoogaP

      @charger17 Thank you so much for the vid. Rivers is such a badzz player, person, and ‘coach.’ lol

      Big things this year. Big things.

    • charger17

      No prob! BoltUP!

  • RMainwaring

    How bad do you think V.J. will feel when the Chargers win the SuperBowl this year after leaving for more $$

    • BoogaP

      @RMainwaring He won’t feel bad at all. He chased the money for a reason. I hold no ill will towards VJax but that is clearly what happened. Although I was upset for about a day, Im am sooo gald we had that money to invest in many other pieces to this team.

      • RMainwaring

         @BoogaP  Agreed.

      • Bolts_NFL_music

        @BoogaP Yeah sure he chased the money. But I’m sure he will miss that passes from Rivers, he will.

  • joeynicks

    I miss tim dwight! to quote Remember the Titans, “That’s one BAAAADDD white boy!!! ” lol Can’t wait to see Meach and Royal in action! with Brown and Floyd as deep threats?!?! It will be VERY hard to stop our offense we have speed vertical and running game, AND red zone in Gates! We have a lot to look forward to!

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    What I like best is the fact that most people think our offense isn’t that good anymore cause we lost Vjax – but what they overlook is that our offense as a whole will be a threat to any kind of defense; with Royal in the slot, healthy Gates, Mathews from backfield, Floyd, Meachem…everybodv can make big plays (of course also Brown)…we can expect a lot from these guys – and again: We’re the underdogs, that’s great.

  • MikeTuck

    This is not the place to write this but speaking of speed, could somebody please come up with a better Chargers theme song instead of that deadbeat “ San Diego Super Chargers ” Disco crap. That is probably the worst theme song in the league. It smells of a bad team. We want to rock the other team not dance with them!!!!!

    • All Charged Up

    • All Charged Up

  • BoJackRusso

    Wow! Had almost forgot about Tim Dwight. Remember the play where he ran about 30 yds and caught up with LT and passed him and threw a block? Man he was fast.
    But you’re absolutely right; burners that can not only get open but CATCH the ball! LMAO about what you said about the Raiders. They always go after 40 burners who cant do squat but run fast. I agree with almost everybody about VJ. he was fast enough, but his leap is what made him special. I don’t think PR and pals will skip a beat without him. In fact, we have improved with him gone. I know some of you all don’t like M80 or think he’s injury prone (he is) but I can’t wait to see him with the other guys in there. Just wait, he’ll come alive like never before.
    Royal and Meachum will help him a lot too.
    #THISISOURYEAR

  • MikeTuck

     @All Charged Up Much Better, Now that’s a step in the right direction!!!!!

  • MikeTuck

     @BoJackRusso Love it, That is one of my favorite plays in those years. Dwight was a warrior and a real gift in that trade. You loved at that and wondered how fast is tTomlinson?

    • BoJackRusso

       @MikeTuck Yeah. I always said Tomlinson was quick but didn’t have the great breakaway speed and the faster DB’s could always catch him. But Dwight had Deion Sanders/Carl Lewis type speed! Fastest white guy I ever saw! I remember seeing him with the Falcons and thinking who the hell is that guy? LOL
       
      But keeping with the article, the guys up in the Bay do have some serious speed, it does create matchup problems for us. Not getting into the whole Jammer argument again(I just woke up,LOL) but we do need to make some adjustments for playing Oaktown. We don’t want Berman saying, “He couuuul goooo all the waaay” talking about Jacoby Ford  in week one on MNF now do we?

      • biggsybolt

        @BoJackRusso @MikeTuck Bo, I too will stay away from the Jammer stuff, but I will reiterate how the depth at Dline and LB will allow Pagano to run an attacking style D. Which in turn will make the secondary a whole lot better.

  • MikeTuck

     @BoJackRusso Yes we’ll have to watch their speed but the Raider’s have always liked pure speed. Quickness is worth twice what pure speed does for a team. And I think our speed has improved along with inteligence in the CB core. I think Weddle and Gilchrist has shown smarts in reading QB’s. Berman is a SD guy, I think we got a fan calling this year.

  • MikeTuck

    @Biggsybolt; Jammer will be fine if like you said, the Dline does their job well. But more so I think Gilchrist has Weddle type smarts at reading the QB’s and I think we’ll see these two getting alot of int’s. Gilchrist I’m hoping will have one of those years like Gil Byrd did when he went 4 years with at least 6. he was consistant. It’s a trade off when your CB’s lack speed but have the smarts and quickness to compensate.

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