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LA Chargers: 3 players that need to be utilized more moving forward

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Joe Reed #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns a kickoff during a 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Joe Reed #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers returns a kickoff during a 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers have some talent on the roster that is being underutilized.

The LA Chargers are quietly one of the most talented teams in the league. Thus far, the Bolts have proven why everyone was high on their defense heading into the season and offensively, the Chargers have multiple really talented weapons plus an offensive line that has actually looked better thus far.

That naturally is going to create talent that gets underutilized and that is the case for the Bolts through two weeks. While two weeks is a small sample size, there are certain players that we can already tab as needing more playing time/to be utilized more often.

Here are the three players that we want to see Anthony Lynn utilize more moving forward.

1. Joe Reed

Joe Reed has been really solid for the Bolts in special teams thus far. He is in the top-10 in yards per kickoff return and his 45-yard kickoff return in Week 1 led the Chargers to their only touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aside from that, though, Reed has been kind of nonexistent. He did get one-touch in the offense against Kansas City and took the ball up the field for eight yards.

He has proven to be really good with the ball in his hands, particularly in weaving through blocks and making guys miss. Heading into the year, every Charger fan was touting his potential in being someone who could add a new dynamic to the offense in gadget plays, both carrying the ball and catching the ball.

That simply has not been the case thus far even though we have seen positive signs with his skillset through two games.

I get that the team does not want their primary kick returner to get injured but it would be nice to see Reed get at least a few more touches in the offense and actually be on the field as well. He had two snaps on Sunday.

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