Chargers Deep Ball is Alive with Malcom Floyd

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 21, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. San Diego beats Buffalo 22 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers deep ball came alive yesterday. Last season, the Chargers marched down the field with their running game and with quick short passes. There were not many times that the team took shots down the field with the deep ball.

With Malcom Floyd back on the field this season, Philip Rivers has been ready to sling them out there. Keenan Allen is getting a ton of attention on offense, so Rivers is looking at the other players to make plays. His connection with Malcom is still on point.

Floyd doesn’t have blazing speed, but he has always had the ability to open up the field. He has always been a threat to catch the deep ball because of his long strides and his ability to win jump balls. Philip loves tossing it out there to him and Malcom comes down with it most of the time.

The Chargers can kill you with those short gains over and over again, but now the threat of the deep ball is there. Defenses will have to play a little more honest.