Tyronne Green Expected To Be The Chargers Starting Left Guard

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 10, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Tyronne Green (69) defends against Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) as Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

With Kris Dielman hanging the jersey up today, the lead candidate to take over the starting job at left guard is Tyronne Green. Green became the starter last season after the unfortunate incident happened to Dielman. He did fairly well, but he will have some huge shoes to fill!

Green was drafted in 2009 in the 4th round out of Auburn. Scott Mruczkowski and Brandyn Dombrowski are both free agents, but they could be kept on for depth at the position.

He played pretty well on the left side with Jared Gaither last season and this could be his opportunity to show that he can be a starter in this league. He had a chance to learn behind one of the best and hopefully he can apply what he has been taught.

It would be nice to have a veteran on the depth chart though. I really like the idea of bringing in a player like Steve Hutchinson, just in case we suffer an injury on the line.

David Decastro out of Stanford could be available when we draft at 18 OR we could go the free agency route and try to bring in a player like Carl Nicks from New Orleans. As awesome as both of those options sound, AJ’s style would be to have Green as the starter and Dombo as the backup.

What would you like to see the Bolts do at the left guard position? Will Green be able to hold up on the left side? Should we bring in some competition for him?