Chargers Don’t Need Brandon Lloyd

Dec 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) makes a reception while defended by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers won 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

With news of the injury to Danario Alexander, we instantly want to look to free agency for the fix. A lot of people are matching the pair of Brandon Lloyd  and the San Diego Chargers. Lloyd was a member of the Mike McCoy‘s offense in Denver and had success, so why not. He could have some success in our offense also, but we already have the fix in house.

Of all the positions to suffer from a devastating injury, the Chargers receiver positions had the most depth. With Danario Alexander out, the next man up on the roster can get the spot to show his worth. This gives Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal the opportunity to see some significant playing time. This gives Robert Meachem the opportunity to move up from 6th on the depth chart. This gives the opportunity for a youngster like Richard Goodman or Mike Willie to make the roster.

I think Richard Goodman makes this roster now with the injury. Eddie Royal can be the punt returner and Goody would be the kick returner. Goody can have a bigger role in the offense if called for.

The panic button doesn’t need to be pushed with Danario Alexander going down. We all knew that we would have injuries with this group of wide receivers. It was inevitable. Now that a big injury has happened, we don’t have to go nuts trying to fill the hole. There already was someone in place for the situation.

Keenan Allen had the potential to be a first round draft pick, but slipped because he didn’t test well. I thought he was the best receiver in the draft. Now he will get an opportunity to show that potential. He is a perfect fit for this offense. He has the quickness to get open off of the line of scrimmage and has the ability to make people miss when he has the ball in his hands.

Eddie Royal is another player that fits the mold for this offense and this will get him more opportunities on the field. He has that same ability to get open at the line and make people miss. Both players can be monsters after the catch.

Don’t forget Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown. We don’t need to go looking through free agency for a fix… at least not for wide receiver. There are other positions on the roster that could use some help with depth and receiver is not one of them.

I would rather see us sign Willis McGahee or Michael Turner. We really need help on defensive line.

Plus, I heard Brandon Lloyd was a jerk. Just hearsay.

Topics: Nfl Offseason, San Diego Chargers

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  • Will

    “The Chargers don’t need Brandon Lloyd” yep, definitely not gonna waste my time reading an article that has literally zero chance to not be stupid.

  • tubbs45

    Telesco looks like a fucking genius now! I TT I trust and Llyod ain’t an option.

  • Will

    U did not think Keenan Allen was the best WR in the draft. That’s a joke. You all pump every charger to be way better than what’s realistic. And quickness? Dude, he ran a 4.6, if you watched his tape, he’s noticeably slow. The chargers ABSOLUTELY need brandon Lloyd and anyone who doesn’t think so might as well just say the chargers are gonna win the division and win the superbowl then. And I’m not saying you do, but if ANYONE thinks Richard goodman or mike Willie has a shot to ever make even the slightest shot to make any tiny form of impact at receiver for ANY team, simply doesn’t know football. Ajirotutu is 20 times better than both of those guys combined.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      so you are telling me that the 32 guys that have jobs creating teams dont know football.. tutu doesnt even have a job right now. And you must not have been paying attention to what i write. i have said that keenan allen was the one of the best receivers for a while. you must have not been paying attention. You can even see this post in APRIL when i said that if he slips to the 3rd… blah blah blah
      http://boltbeat.com/2013/04/16/san-diego-chargers-nfl-draft-2013-if-keenan-allen-slips-to-the-3rd/
      apparently i know nothing about this crap

      • Gunnar Martin

        Holy smokes EP you got that one down!! Props, man, props.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          thanks… sometimes i am right… sometimes i am wrong. i will admit those times i am retarded.

      • Jonah Lee

        I remember all those posts about Keenan Allen, I was like “dang, he knew all along we’d get him!!”
        Good callin’ it, EP!

    • Gunnar Martin

      Go die

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        My sentiments exactly… Or, more importantly… Go kill yourself… Preferably in a way where nobody has to spend valuable time cleaning up your sad mess.

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          So Brandon Lloyd himself is commenting on this site? that’s kinda cool, welcome BL you suck!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Normally, I just shut up.. Because you are a total FUCKING moron. But, even if you ever made a good point, or anyone gave a crap what a useless troll like you thinks… You would still be a loser dooshbag. Why don’t you do everyone on here a favor, and stop stroking your tiny little dick, and go do something constructive… Like kill yourself. You are the biggest waste of skin ever. Maybe you can put your time into something more worth-while… like terrorism, or something… Oh wait, you are sort of a social terrorist. Die already!

    • Lee

      Strike three you’re out will

    • Adam

      Peter was right! He told me I jinxed it by saying where there’s a will there’s a way” and he was right. You crawled out from under your bridge to spew your negativity. The fact is we haven’t even seen mike Willie in the regular season and don’t have nearly enough tape on him to say that he’s “20 times better” that is ludicrous. Go back to bighting your toe nails or eating your scabs or whatever it is you trolls like to do.

    • FitzWilly

      Your Mother must be very disappointed in you Will-Knot

    • veazy

      I like Tutu, but you’re just being a dick.

    • arnie

      Hold on Will i think you need to re-ead what, Ernie said, “Allen was the best WR in the draft”.

      Now i respect your opinion, even when it’s wrong. If you can’t read simple sentence like that, i question your ability to decide who this team needs, and who you think is junk, on it. As for his quickness, you try running the 40 coming off knee surgery. The Kid was a monster in college, and he shows why the Chargers made the right choice in selecting him, in practice.

      Now i don’t know what you were looking at, i had a front row seat at camp there ability to get open tight routes and hands, were good enough for me. I liked Tutu, but he was special teams guy. that’s all he was ever going to be. that why he’s not here, Goody took his spot an Willie is better at getting seperation. Regardless, since Telesco an McCoy get paid to do this, i’m sure they know thing or two about football and i’m positive they are better at evaluating talent than you are.

  • Daryl Peek

    100% agree, no on Lloyd.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Ain’t nobody got time for that :)

  • Raymundo

    Royal should work well out of the slot if he stays healthy. The short slants and quick passes that Coach McCoy will implement should help Royal’s chances. We could always bring back L Robinson if Vincent Brown doesn’t get better.

  • JoseSD

    I agree we don’t need Lloyd but I think Lloyd has more of a connection to Josh McDaniels than Coach McCoy from his time in Denver. Lloyd followed McDaniels first to the Rams then the Patriots after leaving the Broncos. And his one good year was from when McDaniels was the coach in Denver

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agreed. good point

  • Alter Ego

    Good job Ernie…way to center the faithful. Your absolutely right…the sky isn’t falling…it’s just a miserable day.

  • arnie

    You are correct Ernie…
    Now the mystery can be revealed. Why was TT carrying so many WR in camp? this is why. insurance. something aj didn’t have a lot of. An something norv didn’t spend a lot of time developing young talent for. See for those that didn’t know, McCoy gives eveyone in a camp an equal amout of reps, and “this” is why. you never know when you may have to depend on the next man to step up. but it’s a good thing, Dean hired a HC, that gave them equal time, incase someone went down.

    • arnie

      Update: Besides if we did sign Lloyd, where would the Chargers get the money? Have we forgotten “cap space is low”?

  • Jonah Lee

    We have M80, V.Brown, Keenan Allen that’ll bring it!!! Royal and DePalma are out there proving themselves, Chargers are gonna rock at wideout!!! Remember the name, San Diego Chargers!!!!!!!!!

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  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    This new offense will be fine without DX. He obviously filled the void left by VJ but the offensive scheme of this new team seems to be “spread the ball around”. No one reciever will be number one except maybe Woodhead or Gates. Just my opinion although it does suck big time loosing DX.

  • Marco

    We have enough talent on the current WR corp. the key is to give time to Rivers and we will be fine. No need to shop WRs

  • Purcell jones

    I would love for the chargers to sign Willis McGahee (don’t trust Ryan) but don’t get me wrong I love Vincent Brown & Keenan is going to be a beast one day with all the uncertainty with the O-line I would love to have a proven receiver jerk or not Brandon Lloyd would be a GOOD not great but good signing he already has a history with our new coach

  • C.Steele

    Ernie! Head line says it all. Expeditious! Use the depth we have. Plug in one of the receivers already on the squad and keep it going. DA was just the first WR to go down. Unfortunately, he won’t be the last. Thankfully, it’s one position we have depth at. Go TT! & GoBolts!

  • Stefanie Smith

    Spoken from the resident pain in the a.ss: Guys, don’t ever wish someone die. Really, really awful thing to say and bad karma.

  • joerockt

    Ok, first of all, just because a guy gets injured it doesn’t necessary mean that the guys below him automatically get a shot at filling that role. The roster came out before DX was injured and there is a reason why Meachump and the rest of the guys are listed as 3rd and 4th string receivers. We lost what was considered to be our #1 wide receiver. So to say that 3rd and 4th stringers now have the opportunity to step up doesn’t cut it.

    Would Brandon Lloyd have the same production as DX may have had? Maybe, maybe not, but you have a history there with Lloyd, whereas you know what your getting with Meachump (listed 3rd, not impressing in camp) and you have no idea of what your getting with rookies like Allen and camp bodies like Depalma or Willie.

    Bottom line is that they need to add at least someone with the potential to perform as well as DX would have. Lloyd seems to fit that profile at the moment.

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