LA Chargers: 4 things that need to change to make the playoffs

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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers will not make the playoffs in the 2020 season if changes aren’t made.

The LA Chargers had the joint-best record with the Kansas City Chiefs two seasons ago when the Chargers finished 12-4 — the first time that the team won 10 or more games since the 2009 season, when they finished with a 13-3 record.

The Chargers did not experience a small fall from grace as they did in the 2010 season, going from 13 wins to nine. The Chargers plummeted down the NFL totem poll and finished with a 5-11 record, good enough for the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

If you told any Charger fan that the team would be picking sixth overall, with their own selection, prior to the season and you would have been called crazy.

Like a boomerang, the Chargers are looking to return back where they were in the 2018 season and put together another winning season and make the playoffs, something that will be easier with an added playoff team in each conference.

And while the team has undergone some huge changes this offseason (most notably a change under center from Philip Rivers to Tyrod Taylor), there are some things from last season that must be changed if the Bolts want any shot of making the playoffs.

This is not something that simply gets changed by having more talent (i.e: with the offensive line). This is something that the team has to focus on during training camp and implement throughout the season in order to be one of the 14 teams standing after the regular season.