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LA Chargers: 4 facts about the Bolts that we wish weren’t true

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Ryan Groy #72 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Storm Norton #74 of the Los Angeles Chargers square off during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Ryan Groy #72 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Storm Norton #74 of the Los Angeles Chargers square off during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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2. Tyrod Taylor has never played behind an offensive line this bad

This is the scary part about Tyrod Taylor. Taylor is absolutely talented enough to lead the Chargers to the playoffs and it is true that he has never had these kinds of weapons before and that should not be ignored.

However, on the flip side, he has never had this bad of an offensive line and it is unclear how he will respond. Of course, he could rise to the challenge (which is possible). But it is also true that scrambling QBs and bad offensive lines do not mix well.

Charger fans are hopeful that the offensive line will be better but I would not expect it. Pro Football Focus ranks it as the 30th offensive line in the league and everything outside of Bryan Bulaga is a question mark.

Trai Turner is coming off the worst year of his career, Mike Pouncey is coming off of neck surgery, Dan Feeney/Forrest Lamp have both been mediocre their entire careers and Sam Tevi highlights a really poor left tackle group.

Of course, the offensive line could surprise everyone and reach its ceiling and so much farther, but there is also a really good chance that is looks similar to recent years and just does not hold up over a 16 game season.

How will Tyrod respond? We have to wait and see. I am much more hopeful about him responding well to that than I am the O-line actually being much better.

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