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Five trends and patterns from Chargers snap counts vs Colts

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances with Justin Jackson #22 at the end of the game after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers dances with Justin Jackson #22 at the end of the game after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 19-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 19-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers rookies will be eased into action

For the game, here are the snap counts for each rookie:

  • Jerry Tillery: 33 percent on offense, 19 percent on special teams
  • Nasir Adderley: None on defense, 65 percent on special teams
  • Trey Pipkins: None on offense, 19 percent on special teams
  • Drue Tranquill: None on defense, 62 percent on special teams
  • Easton Stick: Inactive
  • Emeke Egbule: None on defense, 31 percent on special teams
  • Cortez Broughton: Inactive

The rookies played a total of 21 snaps on either offense or defense, and all of them came from Tillery.

If the Chargers would like to use their draft class to shore up the run defense, they’re going to have to actually put them in the lineup. What a thought, right?

Next. Why the Chargers will keep Joey Bosa

Expect this last lesson from the snap counts to change quickly. The Chargers have a problem at the second corner position if both Michael Davis and Trevor Williams are to miss the next game, which could prompt the move of Desmond King from slot corner to outside corner. As of right now, King is listed as the reserve corner behind Casey Hayward. Brandon Facyson on the outside with King in the slot cannot be a better combination than King on the outside with Adderley in the slot.

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