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Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receivers with the Case of the Drops

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a catch in the endzone as he is trailed by Ron Parker #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a catch in the endzone as he is trailed by Ron Parker #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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How many drops can we have in a game? There were some key drops by the Los Angeles Chargers in the first game of the year. Those plays could have changed the game’s outcome around.

A lot has been talked about the slippery hands of the receivers yesterday and it should be. How the heck are you going to drop some of these strikes by Philip?

We had Tyrell Williams dropping a wide open touchdown in the end zone early in the game and then Travis Benjamin dropped a couple of big passes late. We might as well add J.J. Jones dropping the punt, then putting it back on the floor after he regained control. Good teams won’t make these mistakes.

If we are going to be clutch and win close games this season, we need to make these plays and we have to protect the football. We have to come up with the big play to flip the momentum.

If you have not seen the drops yet, check them out right here and also look at the score of the game during those drops.

If Philip Rivers retires tomorrow I wouldn’t blame him pic.twitter.com/2p9DomurvV

— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) September 10, 2018

Mike Williams played in a little more than half the snaps at wide receiver and could see more action as the season goes on. He played well when the ball was tossed in his direction. If the other receivers are going to put the ball on the floor, then Williams deserves to take on the majority of the work.

Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams are the speed threats on the roster though. They are the guys that will open up the field for Keenan Allen to do his work underneath. Could Mike Williams stretch the field like those guys? I think he could.

Philip had struggled against the Kansas City Chiefs defense in the past, but he was putting in work against them yesterday. He did have that one interception in the game, otherwise he was able to move the ball up and down the field without much issue. The score would have been a lot closer if we could have made these plays as well.

The opportunities are there. The Chargers are going to spread the ball around and everyone is going to get their shot to make plays.  They just have to step it up and make them. I expect this offense to impress throughout the year. Now about this defense…

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