LA Chargers: Five players who need to improve to defeat the Chiefs

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(Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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LA Chargers that must improve: Trai Turner/RG

The Chargers held Trai Turner out of the Bengals’ game as a precaution. He’s going to be slowly worked back into practice this week and should play on Sunday. Assuming he does play vs. Kansas City, he has to show up better than the right guard spot played against Cincinnati.

Ryan Groy started the game off at right guard before Tyree St. Louis came into play a majority of the snaps afterward. While somewhat effective in the run game, he just wasn’t grasping the passing down schemes. Taylor was left out to dry quite a few times by St. Louis and the right guard spot on the offensive line in general.

If Turner plays, his role isn’t too difficult this week. Chris Jones is likely going to be  Sam Tevi, Forrest Lamp, and Dan Feeney‘s problem rather than the right side. Bryan Bulaga likely deals with Frank Clark, leaving Turner to deal with Khalen Saunders and Derrick Nnadi.

He has to provide better pass blocking than St. Louis or Groy did last week. If he can’t block the right interior tackles for the Chiefs and the other Chargers’ lineman struggle with their matchups, it could be a long day for the offense.