The San Diego Chargers have an elite quarterback in Philip Rivers. When Ryan Mathews comes back, they have themselves a duo of scary threats to any team. Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, and Malcom Floyd are one of the leagues best trio receivers. The offensive line isn’t great, but holds up in protection largely due to King Dunlap being a stud on the outside. ‘
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On the defensive side, Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett has the ability to shut down the outside, with one of the best in Eric Weddle at the free safety spot. Corey Liuget and Melvin Ingram (when he comes back) are franchise defensive players at the front seven. And as much as criticism that Donald Butler and Manti Te’o has received, they are still a good duo in the middle.
A kick/punt returner.
It’s a good problem. Other teams need a quarterback, some need even a decent defense. But the San Diego Chargers need a specialist returner.
Each time an opponent punts, there is no optimism on the sidelines or in Qualcomm Stadium. I believe the last time the Chargers returned a punt or a kickoff for a touchdown was back in 2012, by Michael Spurlock. Eddie Royal has been sub-par, Keenan Allen is more of a safety must-catch guy, and Eric Weddle…Well he’s awesome. (Seriously though, more like emergency guy)
Maybe a free agent pick-up next season will be good, or maybe bring in an undrafted free agent that was a stud returner in college.
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