Now, the Chargers haven’t been abysmal in this area, but it seems that 90 percent of Philip Rivers’ throws go to either Keenan Allen or a running back out in the flat.
Allen has 38 catches on the year but the next best is Melvin Gordon with 30. Tyrell Williams has been a bit of a disappointment, catching only 22 passes in eight games and you never know what you’re going to get out of Benjamin.
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The guy I would like to see get more targets (as would many fans) is Hunter Henry. He’s shown signs of being an excellent second-year tight end at times this season but one week later, you start to wonder if he ever came out of the dressing room. Rivers just doesn’t seem to look his way enough, as evidenced by the fact that he’s currently fifth on the team in targets this season.
Rookie Mike Williams must also play a big part in the second half of the season. He was a first-round pick and though he’s been hurt, the Chargers were planning on getting much more than the two receptions he’s contributed so far.
In fact, Williams becoming a bigger part of the offense has to be considered a key factor the rest of the way. If he is the guy that the Chargers believed he was when they drafted him No. 7 overall, he gives the team something that guys like Williams and Benjamin aren’t capable of giving.
Improve special teams, stop the run and make Henry and Williams more relevant. Sounds simple, right? Successfully accomplishing those things could make the Chargers a serious threat.