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Chargers’ position group of the month: Defensive backs

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackles Josh Rosen #3 of the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter of the game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackles Josh Rosen #3 of the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter of the game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Desmond King #20 after an interception against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Desmond King #20 after an interception against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Through the first quarter of the season, all you need to do is log onto any social media site to see fans complain about the second cornerback on the depth chart. Whether it be Davis or Facyson.

Well, you won’t see any complaints about either here. Facyson wasn’t expected to come in and play at an elite level. He did well, he was serviceable, and he did the job he was asked to do. That is all you can ask from a backup, and honestly, he did it better. That said, this is about the player who came back and stepped up to show that he can be the guy opposite of Hayward.

Davis stepped back into the No. 2 cornerback role and immediately made an impact. He was tested multiple times and was there to make the plays. His range was better than last year by a long shot, and his instincts were improved.

His best play of the night was called a pass interference when he undercut a slant to nearly pick off the pass. Yet, it wasn’t a pick. It was a defensive holding because officials… Deep breaths.

Davis played well despite the zebras… Okay, okay… Reset. Davis is a good corner and deserves respect. Teams will continue to test him due to King and Hayward being lockdown guys, so he will lose some battles just because of the quantity of passes that will be thrown his way.

However, expect him to win a lot more than he did last year. One thing we weren’t able to see against Miami that we should be curious about is those deep passes that he struggles to get his head around and locate. Until it happens, let’s assume it has been fixed and enjoy this moment of excellence from Davis.

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