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Three of the Chargers potential biggest offseason regrets

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers gets sacked during the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers gets sacked during the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Chargers head into the 2019 season a more complete roster than before, but what could some of their offseason regrets be as the season progresses?

The Chargers have a Super Bowl-capable roster entering 2019, having found upgrades at multiple key positions through free agency and the draft. The team needed a free safety, defensive tackle, and linebacker and found themselves Nasir Adderley, Jerry Tillery, and Thomas Davis, respectively. The draft also brought in a number of athletic depth pieces to fill out the roster, pushing the team to become more complete as a whole. It’s a team that’s going to the playoffs this season, but could they have done more? Here are three of the Chargers’ biggest potential offseason regrets.

Chargers offseason regret: Not doing more to find a punter

Did an absolutely terrible punting situation prevent the Chargers from winning a Super Bowl last season? Probably not. But after the Drew Kaser debacle and Donnie Jones disaster, shouldn’t the team have done more to find a better starter?

That’s not to say their current options are terrible, as both Tyler Newsome and Ty Long appear to be more than capable of being upgrades over Jones. Newsome was a legendary punter for both his leg and bench press prowess at Notre Dame, and Long has a history of proven success in the Canadian Football League.

But when the team is in the postseason, potentially in Foxborough, and needs a punt to pin Tom Brady back near his own end zone to prevent a fourth-quarter comeback, can either of them pull it off?

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