2013 Chargers Receiving Unit

It took a while for the receiving unit to catch it’s flow, but it looks like they are building up some steam for next season. Danario Alexander has been a monster since he came onto the roster. He has the size to outmuscle defenders and he goes and attacks the ball while it is in the air. He fits that Vincent Jackson mold that we once had here. Alexander will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but it would be foolish for the GM (whoever that may be) to let him skip out of town. We would be able to match any other offer that he gets, or we would receive draft picks as compensation if he left.

Malcom Floyd has been able to settle in as the second receiver with Alexander’s arrival. Floyd wasn’t able to carry the load at receiver all by himself, but with Alexander in the fold, he has been able to take that extra weight off his shoulders. It has given Philip Rivers more weapons to throw to as well.

After Alexander and FLoyd, we will be getting Vincent Brown back for next season. A lot of people thought that Brown was ready for a breakout season before he got hurt. He is rehabbing now and prepping for a big time 2013. He would be an awesome weapon in the slot and could step into a starting role if any of the top 2 guys were hurt.

Behind Brown would be Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Seyi Ajirotutu and Micheal Spurlock battling for roster spots. Maybe the new head coach that is in town will be able to find the correct way to use Meachem and Royal. They have been weapons before and have shown talent, but have disappeared in the San Diego sun.

Before Alexander arrived, we could have been looking to add a receiver in the draft, but he has easily quieted down that talk. The receivers we have on the roster now look like a good mix. We will have to find a way to get some contributions from Meachem and Royal or they will be sent packing somewhere.

How do you all like the 2013 Chargers receivers?

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  • arnie

    Ernie i don’t think Spurlock or Alexander need to battle for anything. With Brown returning, an Floyd as a good #2 WR. then you have Tutu and washington. i think that wraps it up for me.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Don’t think Alexander would have to battle for anything either. Didn’t say that.

      Spurlock was cut this year by the team. He is higher on the depth chart than Meachem right now, but Meach has guaranteed money.

      Washington? Kelley Washington?

      • arnie

        No no. i wasn’t quoting you Ernie. i felt that Alexander should not be any battle for a roster spot.

        Not washington, Goodman. so many roster moves i got my players mixed up.

        as far as guaranteed money goes, AJ will not be apart of who stays an who goes. That will be up to Jimmy Raye Spanos, or whoever the new GM is.

  • thegorn

    Alexander is too injury prone to count on. He’s a supplemental piece, not a centerpiece.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      He presents the same situation that Gaither presented last season, but we at least have vincent brown as backup if needed

      • thegorn

        Still too risky. Floyd and Gates are always injured. Alexander should not be your top receiver.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          But what would we do? Draft a receiver high? Sign someone again? Let him walk? Really no option with what we have

          • thegorn

            Free agency or a third or fourth round draft pick. It all depends as the Chargers should focus on picking the best player available (after the first round).

    • arnie

      if your’e concerned that he could get injured, i agree. if you concerned that he would be overpaid like Meach an Royal, don’t be. Alexander has proven that he can make a difference. however, it’s not to far of a stretch that his contract would be “performance based” and not filled with guarantees.

  • JoseSD

    Ernie or Booga, do either of you know the salary cap hit would be if they released either Meachem or Royal. I envisioned them using Royal the way Spurlock was used against Pitt and maybe he will be next year. If they both stay the depth chart needs to be 1: DX 2: M-80 3:V.Brown with Royal and Meachem trading off in the slot. They need to view some old Saints game tape because Meachem as the 4th wr averaged.aroun 700 yds a season going against the #3 and 4 DBs. I do agree that this lets them focus on better positions of need in the draft like OT,LG, CB,,MLB and RB

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1731645799 Nick Diaz

    fire’em all and start new.

  • 1961 Fan

    Meachem is a cast off and should be traded along with A. J. Smith. They are both under performers and are not worth a tank of gas between them. Don’t look for anything better than an average team in 2013. Remember our new coach will NOT be Jim Harbaugh. We had our chance but NOOO, Turner was doing a great job and Dean Spanos did not want to eat that extended contract he gave Turner and Smith. This franchise is rotten from the top down and it now holds the title of the Spanos curse! How can a new coach not do better than the mess that shows up each Sunday this season.


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