Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after a win against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers has plenty of weapons on offense


With all the madness happening of late, I still have not been able to share many thoughts on the recent additions or the lack of additions to the roster. This post will be on the wide receiver position. The team was able to add some speed onto the roster with one of their draft picks, but he is not a guy that will get much playing time on the offense during the year. He could stretch the field a bit from the slot position.

The biggest concern was the spot opposite of Keenan Allen. Who is going to step up and provide a threat at the other wide receiver position.

The team must feel confident with Malcom Floyd returning to the field. If Floyd is good to go, then I am good with the team looking to fill other holes on the roster.

Floyd will be a game changer on offense. With Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd manning the receiver spot, the team will have a nice balance at the position.

The offense will still find ways to move the ball, because the defense will have to respect our running game. Ryan Mathews and that offensive line will be looking to dominate again.

The tight ends on the roster are another threat that will help the team move the ball down the field. Antonio Gates is still one of the best and the potential of Ladarius Green has to have Frank Reich buzzing. Having a 2 tight end set will give defenses fits. Both tight ends are not the best at blocking, but they can get the job done, plus the threat of them catching passes in the middle will keep linebackers a step slower.

Philip Rivers will have plenty of options down the field. Allen should step up and have another strong season. The league will give him a little more attention this year and will find ways to slow him down, but it should open up the field for the other playmakers on the roster. I am hoping Floyd gets back. The tight ends will make some big plays this year. The running backs still have a nice line to run behind. The offense should be ready to chug down the field all day long.

…They just all need to stay healthy.

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  • Derek

    I won’t be sure of Floyd till he gets tackled and pops right up. I really don’t wanna see him paralyzed or hurt bad. Floyd’s one of my favorites. I got a feeling we will be simmilar to last yrs chiefs ( lots of running, 2TE sets and as the season wears on we will spread out more once our recievers get comfortable in their assignments.) we still don’t know what our wr depth chart will look like by the Arizona game.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      that is what scared the crap out of me. i hate our depth at that position.

    • Diegoblue

      I’m praying that we go 2 TEs and no huddle a lot this year with our running game… Nothing but Problems Problems and more Problems for Defenses

  • Brett M

    They must have some sort of confidence in Seyi and Inman

  • SwissBolt21

    Even if he wasn’t as efficient as we hoped he would, V.Brown is still on the roster. Don’t count him out. I’m sure he’ll a good year. He’ll surprise a whole lot of people!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i hope to be surprised… it would be a surprise i want to see for sure

    • Diegoblue

      We need him to bounce back ASAP..

  • David Droegemeier

    Everyone is forgetting about the reciever that we picked up from the CFL….he Happens to be only 25 years old 6’3 198 and runs a 4.5. He can be a great deep recieving threat.

    • David Droegemeier

      Dontrelle Inman.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        No one’s forgot about him, we just don’t know what we have in him. He went undrafted and played in the CFL, there’s a billion guys that have done that but hopefully he’s progressed and is a legit WR.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          exactly… we need to see him on the field making plays

  • Rafael Solorzano

    We are paper thin at WR.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agreed!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      scary thin

    • Diegoblue

      Guaranteed that we get some more WRs once camps are over and rosters get settled

  • tonyloc1970 .

    Your post is getting me all psyched up for the season

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      that is good… i cant wait!

  • Derek

    Anybody still holding out hope for dx to show up with bionic legs??? Or is it just me.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahaha… not it. wish he would tho

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      ME! It’s not like he could be worse than Derek Cox

    • Brett M

      DX showing up with legs like Pistorious?? LOL

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        hahahaha… omg… as long as he doesnt shoot anyone

  • Joel Ayala

    I heard on the Local Sports radios here that Texans were Looking to trade A.Johnson for a 2nd rd pick. What do you Guys think?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would love him on the roster… dont think telesco makes that gamble though

      • tubbs45

        Would be VERY difficult to get done CAP-wise

    • Diegoblue

      Not sure what’s he like 33 now? Hate given up draft picks

    • jeremy

      If they are serious about winning, theyd do it in a heartbeat and we would be one of the scariest offenses period.but i dont think we have the money even if we cut clary, bc remember the trade is not just the draft pick but you take on his contract as well

  • Gunnar Martin

    Don’t forget Woodhead. That tiny guy is a huge weapon for our offense.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      you cant forget that guy… such a threat when he is on the field.

  • Daryl Peek

    Really confused with all the pessimism over our offense? The team was the 5th best offense in the league last season and that was driven more so by our passing game, injuries and all… Better health means a potentially better offense. Not every team needs to have all the receiving weapons Peyton Manning does. If Rivers did one thing last season, he forced me to drink shut up juice given his performance. RM24 made others drink the juice also. TT addressed o-line and RB depth, those two things were the biggest problems we had offensively. The team speed focus may help the red zone problems we had down the stretch.

    I’m completely happy with all the FO did this off-season and in the draft!

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Next man up is Inman. I think P.R. Will make him look like DX.

    • Jeremy

      omg id give anything to have DX this season

  • Jeremy

    I agree our backfield is stacked but I am not confident in our WR group and Malcolm Floyd. He was great when he was healthy but I just dont see him being effective after what he went through. He will forever be afraid of catching the ball over the middle I guarantee you that. I am willing to bet he is done unfortunately. Keenan Allen is a beast but he will be triple covered and I dont see Vincent Brown or Royal being able to step up and give us a 1000 yard season.I really think they should have spent that third rounder on a good WR and not reached for Watt. I mean Yankey was still on the board (Mayock #1 guard)!!! Watt was out of the top 10 guards on just about every draft board. I guarantee Watt would have lasted until the 6th. And although Grice is a decent RB we could have used another DB or DL. Telesco drafted by need the whole way through and reached on just about every pick to fill holes on the roster. Last year Telesco selected the best guy on the board all the way through and it worked beautifully. I remember thinking hey thats a RT and we need a LT, and hey we didnt really need an ILB and hey a WR? we have Royal, Alexander, Brown and Floyd. Thank god he made all those selections. he trully grabbed the best talent and these players became cornerstones to the Chargers. This draft class put that philosophy on hold and it’s sad. Unfortunately I think we will all be let down by this draft class. And I also see Rivers holding the ball with no one open bc of our lack of a #2 receiver

  • Nick Mansoor

    When was the last time Floyd played played a full season? I love the guy but if he gets injured again, we still dont have a #2 recevier to play behind him. Maybe Inman if he can step up?

  • Bolty

    Every single RB, TE, and WR that we have can catch. Green and Woodhead can also line up as WRs and I strongly suggest our OC finds creative ways to have these two playmakers on the field as much as possible with Matthews, Gates, Allen, Royal, etc. V. Brown seems like a huge question mark to me right now and I do hope that there will be competition at that spot e.g., Tutu and Inman, and the rest. We have many weapons and depth right now so the next few months will flush it all out into the light. So, my hope is that our new OC Reich steals offensive plays that work well for other teams that are successful, does not get predictable, does not “turtle” for 3 quarters in a playoff game, and overall, mixes it up a lot with all of these weapons. Chant the mantra, “TDs not FGs!!!” over and over.