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How Chargers can address biggest remaining weaknesses

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Seantrel Henderson #66 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates with the fans after the game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bills defeated the Jets 38-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Seantrel Henderson #66 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates with the fans after the game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bills defeated the Jets 38-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 09: Ryan Schraeder #73 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 9, 2014, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 09: Ryan Schraeder #73 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 9, 2014, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

In terms of forming a 53-man roster, the Los Angeles Chargers have as complete a team as there is in the NFL.  But like most any team that has ever taken the field, it’s not perfect.

Last month, the team’s biggest weaknesses were identified following the NFL draft. There weren’t many and for the most part, they aren’t that drastic. Still, the team knows that its championship window is wide open so plugging every possible hole before the season kicks off is paramount.

A good general manager is always looking for ways to improve the team, whether that be via trade or by bringing in a veteran off the street. The Chargers will need to look at all avenues and address each weakness differently, much like they did last season by re-signing Antonio Gates after Hunter Henry was lost to a season-ending injury.

The Chargers didn’t make much noise in free agency due to a belief that there wasn’t much needed in order to improve. The team’s key losses include Tyrell Williams, Jason Verrett and Darius Philon. Most of those losses have already been addressed, but there could always be better options available.

Here, each of those weaknesses will be revisited along with some ideas to patch them up and, at least in theory, make the team even stronger.

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