Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) intercepts a pass from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) (not pictured) during the second half at LP Field. Jacksonville won 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Tomorrow is the official start of free agency. Ever since our exit from the divisional round of the playoffs (and possibly as early as the Miami regular season loss), Charger fans have been looking forward to Free Agency & the draft to see how Tom Telesco might be able to bolster the roster. There are quite a few holes, and only so much can be done to fill them. Telesco will most likely look to the draft to find the “long-term” solution at a certain position(s), and look to free agency to find a bargain on players that might be able to help the team immediately. Mainly, I am going to address free agency first, as it is tomorrow. But, I will throw in a draft pick that I like here & there… maybe take a stab at what players I think we should target, if they are available when we pick. To keep it simple, I am going to look at nose tackle, cornerback, offensive line, wide receiver, running back, and outside linebacker.
First of all, I am going to address the strong safety position right now, and call it a day. Mainly, for fear that the comments section will turn into a Jahleel Addae love-fest.. which is totally cool, and it’s clear that the Chargers will probably put him in as the starter in 2014. However, depth & competition MUST be added at that position, even if Addae is “the guy”. Taylor is still a question mark, and having Gilchrist at strong safety… well, I will just say that he is not the solution, nor do I consider him to be quality SS depth. He should stick with playing CB, and play safety sparingly, if at all. I don’t care what round, or who they might sign. Something simply has to be done at the position this offseason.
Now, let’s move on to the meat & potatoes.