The San Diego Chargers have a fan in Elliot Harrison from NFL.com. Maybe some people are starting to come to their senses on the Chargers being a threat again.
Here is what Elliot thinks that Chargers must do in order to compete for the AFC West and the playoffs:
How it can happen:
- Chargers head coach Mike McCoy needs to improve the passing game by creating higher-percentage shots on intermediate routes. Rivers averaged less than 7 yards per throw last year.
- Receiver Vincent Brown and running back Ryan Mathews MUST stay healthy.
- Manti Te’o has to show that his football IQ is as high as talent evaluators like Mike Mayock say it is. Not only must he anticipate what opposing offenses will do, he also must help get teammates in position to make the plays he doesn’t.
The toughest thing on that list is Ryan Mathews MUST stay healthy. He hasn’t been able to do that EVER. He needs to get his act straight.
Elliot should probably add everyone needs to protect that football. Ryan Mathews needs to hold onto the football. Philip Rivers needs to make smarter decisions with the football. Everyone has to work as a team to make good things happen on offense.
We are a threat to the Broncos.