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LA Chargers: 3 most disappointing players from loss to Chiefs

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3. Michael Davis

There was some concern about the LA Chargers’ second outside cornerback heading into the season. The team did bring in Chris Harris to mostly play slot corner and has Casey Hayward, who is one of the most underrated corners in the league, at CB1.

The duo of Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson was the main reason for concern and while Davis had some sneaky good numbers last year that led to me hyping him up, he was not good in this game.

This is where having Davis is supposed to make a difference as well. Nobody is pretending like he is great when the ball is in the air but his speed is meant to be the Chargers’ counter-punch to Tyreek Hill’s speed. He made some good plays, but he was pretty bad throughout.

Davis was given a 58.1 defensive grade, which was 13th out of 17 Chargers on defense. He also had a 56.3 coverage grade, which also ranked pretty low on the defense.

The Chiefs just kept targeting Davis and it was mostly successful. Davis was targeted, by far, more than any other Charger defender in this game — 13 times. Eight of those 13 targets turned into receptions for a total of 88 yards.

It got worse with his tackling. Davis made a total of five tackles in this game but he also led the team with four missed tackles.

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The one saving grace for Davis is that he was not the one covering Hill when he made the long touchdown reception, that blame goes to Chris Harris and Nasir Adderley. Adderley was also not-so-great in this game and earns a dishonorable mention.