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Chargers: Grades for every player through four games

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs onto the field in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs onto the field in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Chargers grades:

Roderic Teamer

PFF Grade: 44.4 overall, 60.0 run defense, 42.9 coverage

Stats: Eight solo tackles, one missed tackle, 151.7 passer rating allowed

Teamer will stick with this team and could eventually possess a role like the one Phillips has. Unfortunately, his debut was brutal,  though it doesn’t help the Chargers were still trying to figure out how to stop the pass when he entered the game as the team’s starting strong safety. Though his debut was rough, his grade in the second game went up almost 20 points, improving in area with a solid tackling grade of 80.6.

Grade: C-

Casey Hayward

PFF Grade: 79.9 overall, 67.0 run defense, 80.6 coverage

Stats: 11 solo tackles, one interception, three stops, one missed tackle, 76.8 passer rating allowed

Casey Hayward looks really solid this year, and is by far and away the best defensive back in coverage for the Chargers so far. Without Hayward, the defense would fall apart. Thank goodness for the veteran, who continues to show the Packers why it was an awful mistake to let him walk.

Grade: B++

Ty Long

PFF Grade: 59.9 field goal, 72.1 kickoff

Stats: 7-9 field goals, 9-9 PAT, 22.3 yards per kickoff return, 49.3 yards per punt

Long is both the savior of the Chargers and also the reason they lost a game (though there were a few reasons vs Detroit). However, he’s undeniably done so much better than anyone expected of a guy signed to be a punter and backup kicker.

Grade: B

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