Today, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranked the 5 weakest rosters in the NFL and the San Diego Chargers were ranked number 5 on that list.
Where the team needs a massive rebuild is on the offensive line. Following Wednesday’s release of Jared Gaither, the Chargers’ only semi-reliable starter on the offensive line is declining center Nick Hardwick. McCoy must also coax a comeback season out of an aging Antonio Gates while hoping no other team snatches up restricted free-agent wide receiver Danario Alexander.
The Bolts have several defensive building blocks in young linemen Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes to go with safety Eric Weddle and inside linebacker Donald Butler. The problem is depth. Previous general manager A.J. Smith left too many holes to fill in one year.
Did Norv Turner really maximize the output of the roster he was given? Was it a miracle that he pulled 7 wins from that team?
I agree with Wesseling to a point. There is absolutely no depth on this roster and there are still huge holes on the offensive line, BUT we still have a good quarterback that can hide some glaring issues and we have young players on the defensive side of the football that have a lot of potential.
The roster is far from complete and it is too early to rank weakest rosters in the NFL. At this point in the season, our roster looks pretty weak. One injury and we would have nobody to fill the holes.
After the draft and after all of free agency, I still think we will be able to compete.