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
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.