LA Chargers: 3 players that need to be utilized more moving forward
By Jason Reed
2. Desmond King
Desmond King made headlines after the LA Chargers Week 2 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs for tweeting about his playing time and not being shy in sharing his frustration. Anthony Lynn did not seem to like the comments that King made, saying that he was disappointed that a player would take to social media and they know where to come for their answers.
We did write an article about three teams to call for a Desmond King trade if the Chargers were interested in moving on from King, who is a free agent after this season. Personally, I would like to see the Chargers work things out with King, but this is a team that really stresses the importance of the culture of the locker room.
The thing is, though, Desmond King actually has a point. He was pretty solid when he was on the field for the Chargers in Week 2 and while he might get a bigger role with Rayshawn Jenkins hurt, he might deserve a bigger role even when he is healthy.
King had the best overall Pro Football Focus defensive grade of any Charger in Week 2, posting an 82.1 overall grade. Granted, some of the grades seem a bit flawed because the pass-rush had a great game, but King was great as well.
He was solid-enough in coverage and was a much better tackler than Nasir Adderley, who had a bad tackling day.