3. A solid RG performance without Groy and Turner
It wouldn’t be a LA Chargers’ season without the offensive line having to potentially go with a third stringer at multiple spots. Without Groy and Turner, Scott Quessenberry becomes the next man up at right guard.
There’s no sugarcoating the fact that it’s a pretty dire situation, but Quessenberry does have valuable experience playing on the interior. A lot of the snaps he took at center last year were pretty solid. There should be plenty of reservations about him having to play a full game, but I feel more confident with him than any other potential substitute.
If Bulaga and Pipkins are unable to go, a good right guard performance becomes even more important. Tyree St. Louis would start at right tackle in that scenario. It goes without saying that the Chargers should expect a massive drop off in pass protection if St. Louis starts. He has shown some decent snaps on tape in the run game, but he’s still very uneven as a pass blocker.
Given the fact that the team may not be able to fully rely on St. Louis, Quessenberry being able to sustain the right side becomes crucial to the outcome of the game.