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LA Chargers Roster: 3 positions with the most concern post-cuts

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: Nathan Gilliam #63 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Trent Scott #78 run a play during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 24, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: Nathan Gilliam #63 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Trent Scott #78 run a play during Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 24, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Mike Pouncey
(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Mike Pouncey

2. Interior offensive line

The Bolt Beat staff got in a fun little debate about this over the weekend and I will be completely transparent, I was a lot more pessimistic about this offensive line than the rest of the staff. I just worry that the worst is going to happen for the Bolts and expecting the best will set me up for pain.

I think the tackles will be okay. Bryan Bulaga is great, there is no refuting that, and while I hate the idea of Sam Tevi at left tackle I am hopeful that he is showing out in practice, hence why he won the job. Plus, I think Storm Norton as your swing tackle and Trey Pipkins as your fourth option is much better than years past.

It is the interior offensive line that I am the most worried about. Trai Turner is the new addition that is supposed to shore up the right side but he is coming off of the worst season of his career in Carolina and I am not hopeful that he can completely turn it around.

Mike Pouncey is also coming off of neck surgery and has missed practices with an undisclosed injury, so I stop myself from buying into him being reliable in 2020, although he could be.

And I personally am low on Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp. At some point, you kind of are who you are in the NFL and I think both guys are mediocre guards. Plain and simple.

Scott Quessenberry is a decent depth option and that is about it. The interior offensive line is one injury away from really hurting and that is if Pouncey and Turner can exceed my personal expectations. If both don’t then the Chargers are in real trouble, I think.

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