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LA Chargers: Five changes to make heading into the bye

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 12: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after losing 30-27 to the New Orleans Saints during their NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 12: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after losing 30-27 to the New Orleans Saints during their NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. More usage of the secret weapons on the roster

The Tampa Bay game saw quite a few lesser-used offensive weapons get their moment to shine. Donald Parham, Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton all had defining moments in that game. Using those types of lesser-known offensive weapons more would greatly aid Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry.

It’s all about making the opposing defense worry about other guys. It becomes harder to double team Allen if a team is concerned about Johnson and Guyton slipping behind the defense for a huge reception. In the red zone, a 6’8″ physical beast of a tight end could make Henry’s life easier when it comes to coverage.

Joe Reed and K.J. Hill aren’t developed to the point where the Chargers would want them to be. Reed has been a healthy scratch for the last two games while Hill has had a few unfortunate drops when trying to take advantage of his opportunities.

It’s clear that the Chargers’ staff views them as developmental projects, so it makes sense to use the lesser-known weapons that have already made an impact this year.

Parham could make the biggest difference out of the weapons when it comes to solving some of the red zone struggles.

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