Dec 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) celebrates a touchdown during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Chargers won the game, 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Danario Alexander: From Emergency Receiver to Number 1 Receiver

When we signed Danario Alexander last season, nobody knew what kind of a weapon we were going to get. We needed help at receiver, but we were just looking to grab anything off of the streets. We picked up Seyi Ajirotutu again. We signed Micheal Spurlock all over again after already dumping him earlier in the season. We were desperate for help at receiver.

Robert Meachem wasn’t productive and was injured. Eddie Royal had some random injury (as always) and there wasn’t many options for Philip on offense. We all should have just lined up in front of Chargers Park to tryout for the open receiver positions.

Then we signed Alexander. Just a guy that had been sitting unemployed for half of the year. We gave him a chance though.

“It went from ‘Who is this guy’ to ‘How did we even get a chance to get him?’ I couldn’t believe he came off the street. He should have been on a roster already,” Rivers said. “I thought he was an emergency guy, then it was ‘Holy smokes, we need this guy. We got to get him on the field.'” – ESPN

Now Alexander will be entering the season as the number 1 receiver. If he can stay healthy, then he will be looking at a nice payday. He has the potential to be a game changer. He can be a difference maker for us on offense this year.

Philip Rivers loves his tall receivers. He will give Alexander chances to make plays. Mike McCoy likely will be transitioning the offense to a quicker passing attack. That will help Alexander show off his ability to make things happen after the catch. He is going to be huge for the team this year.

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