Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard Chris Watt (65) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The interior of the Chargers offensive line is in a sad state with the injuries up front. Last season, the team did well with Jeromey Clary and Nick Hardwick in the interior. Hardwick will not be an option this season and Clary might not be available either.
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What can the team do to improve the middle now? There has been discussion on the radio about bringing in a guy like Richie Incognito onto the roster. I don’t think that will be a good move for the team. Incognito is a good player, but his attitude would not fit well on the roster. He already had a reputation of being a jerk before the whole Jonathan Martin deal took place.
Johnnie Troutman seems to be struggling the most on the roster. The team is already working in rookie Chris Watt at the position. He got some reps agianst the Jacksonville Jaguars at the positon last weekend. The team should let him become the starter already.
In training camp, Watt was working with the first team and looked like he would be the starting right guard until he had a little injury that set him back. Troutman took advantage and swooped in on the starting gig. Now that Watt is healthy, he should get back on the field with the first squad.
Some of the guys just need to play better. Chad Rinehart had a tough game last weekend, but we have seen him succeed as the starter. He just has to step his game up.
If you want a ridiculous and outragous idea, just kick over Fluker to the guard spot, but that just leaves another hole.