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10 stats Chargers need to improve upon heading into 2020

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Middle linebacker Eric Kendricks #54 of the Minnesota Vikings forces a fumble by running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers allowing defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo #95 of the Minnesota Vikings to grab the ball and run for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Middle linebacker Eric Kendricks #54 of the Minnesota Vikings forces a fumble by running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers allowing defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo #95 of the Minnesota Vikings to grab the ball and run for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks onto the field prior to the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks onto the field prior to the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers have a number of areas to improve upon heading into 2020, ten of which are highlighted within this article.

When a team is 5-11, more than one thing went wrong. Chargers fans can point to the play of their quarterback, missed opportunities on defense, regression of certain players, or poor use of player personnel as reasons for such a lost season.

Well, humans have 10 fingers (yes, the thumb counts here), so let’s use them all: Pointing out 10 stats the Chargers need to improve upon heading into 2020.

Chargers stat: 41 missed tackles

Between Thomas Davis (19), Denzel Perryman (15), and Drue Tranquill (7), the Chargers missed 41 tackles. To be successful, I’d imagine, the WILL and MIKE linebackers should not be missing about three tackles per game. Before you get your hopes up about Tranquill, just remember those seven missed tackles came about playing less than half the snaps Davis did.

The rookie, however, has the higher potential at this point in his career. Tranquill can learn and grow heading into his second season, which should help him become more productive and make less errors.

The real issue is with Davis and Perryman, who at this point are veterans who should be limiting their mistakes, not adding to them.

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