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Jul 25, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Danario Alexander (84) runs with the ball after a reception in receiver drills during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

What Could Have Been With Danario Alexander and Malcom Floyd

The San Diego Chargers have struggled in the red zone. Everyone that has followed the team has noticed the big time issues that we have had this year in that department. What could have happened if we were able to keep a couple of our receivers healthy this season. This PFF post was re-posted onto the Chargers Reddit site and showed wide receivers that were the best at 1st Down and touchdown percentage. TWO Chargers were in the top 4. Both of those Chargers are sitting on the injured reserve list and will not be able to play this season.

Here are the top 5 players on the list:

Name 1D & TDs Targets Conversion %
Brandon Gibson 43 75 57.33%
Malcom Floyd 47 82 57.32%
Lance Moore 55 100 55.00%
Danario Alexander 29 54 53.70%
Marques Colston 67 126 53.17%

What could have been with Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander healthy this season. The wide receiver position was one of the most stacked positions on the roster, but with the top 2 receivers going down with season ending injuries, the team has had to make things happen without them. The Chargers still have been able to move the football down the field, but we have struggled to convert in the red zone. Malcom and Danario were big targets that Philip Rivers trusted in down in that area and could have been a huge difference this season.

We still are unsure what will happen with both of those receivers next season. Floyd says he wants to play again, but that injury he suffered was pretty scary. Alexander likely wants to get back on the field, but how long will he last till he gets hurt again?

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