I had this post scheduled to go out later in the day, but then the San Diego Chargers spoiled those plans of this thing getting posted by releasing him today. He has been awful in his time on the field. I still will let you read the post, but know that Marshall has been released;
Chargers released CB Richard Marshall, source confirms. As @ProFootballTalk reported.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 27, 2014
The San Diego Chargers secondary has looked like crap the last couple of games that they have had to rely on Richard Marshall for significant playing time.
Richard Marshall has had to play. There hasn’t been any other option on the roster. He was kept on the roster because of his versatility and because he finished the season strong last year, but he has not done anything good in the last couple of games for the San Diego Chargers. He has not done anything worth anything all season.
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It was painful watching him try to slow down Emmanuel Sanders on Thursday. He couldn’t even get a hand on him and he thought that he could run with him. He just ended up giving up big play after big play.
If the team is going to be without Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers for some time, it could get ugly for the secondary. Marshall has not shown anything positive in his time on the field this season and teams are going to attack him all day. The team needs to find some other talent to get on the field.
There isn’t many other options on the roster. Steve Williams is someone that was getting some reps early in the season, but he was getting picked on when he was on the field as well. The next person that the team could give an opportunity to is rookie CB Chris Davis.
Should we let the rookie get more reps on defense. He showed some good signs in his limited reps, but I am not sure if he is ready to see the amount of action that he would be asked as a starter. Could he get any worse than Richard Marshall though?
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