It appears that the San Diego Chargers will not be pursuing Free Agent LT Max Starks to compete for the starting job at left tackle. Unless the Chargers want to make a trade, it seems like we will be going into the season with King Dunlap as the starting left tackle and Kevin Haslam as the top backup on the left side.
SCARY! Mainly for the unknown and the reputation that comes along with him. The left guard spot will be up for grabs as well and the right guard spot isn’t exacltly locked in with Jeromey Clary. Things will get sorted out though.
It would make sense for the Chargers to stear away from Max Starks. There has been a lot of talk about the Chargers transitioning into a zone blocking scheme and Max Starks is not exactly a top choice to use at left tackle for the scheme. The Steelers were trying to make that transition to zone blocking and didn’t really have it go smoothly with Starks out at left tackle.
It still would have been nice to have a veteran left tackle on the roster competing for a job. Especially a left tackle that has had success like Mr. Starks. He has played on both sides of the line and has won a Super Bowl as a right tackle and a left tackle. That seems pretty good to me.