LA Chargers: 3 players that need to be utilized more moving forward
By Jason Reed
3. Mike Williams
Mike Williams had a fairly decent first game of the season in which he was targeted nine times and then ended up being a lesser factor in Week 2 and was only targeted four times by Justin Herbert.
It might not seem like Williams should be on this list after getting targeted nine times in the first game of the season. However, it was the ways that he was targeted that the Chargers need to build on.
Most of Williams targets were on uninsipred deep balls in which Tyrod Taylor would stare Williams down the entire time. That is fine and all, Williams is a fantastic deep-ball receiver, but he is more than just that and it would be nice to see the Chargers get more creative with how they use Williams.
I get that Keenan Allen is the WR1 that can be targeted all over the field but Williams is a big part of the future of this receiving corps and in an offense that is supposed to be more creative I would like to see more creative designed routes for Williams.
Also, the Chargers had a first and goal from the four-yard line and while goalline fades are not the most efficent playcall in the world, Williams did have a mistmatch on the right side of the field and it was interesting to see it not even be an option for the Chargers in that situation.
The Carolina Panthers have a bad secondary and Justin Herbert has a monster arm, so perhaps we will see Williams targeted more in Week 3 on the deep ball.
However, I do hope that Williams gets more than just the generic over-the-top deep ball because he is capable of doing so much more.