The LA Chargers have had a pretty solid offseason following a disappointing (and misleading) 7-9 season in 2020. The team had the right no. 1 priority — making Justin Herbert’s life easier — and that is exactly what the front office did.
If all goes as planned, this offensive line should be the best offensive line the team has had in years. The weapons are all still there and even the one they lost, Hunter Henry, was replaced by a solid veteran in Jared Cook.
With a new coaching staff and regime, the LA Chargers should be able to make a run at being a playoff team.
One team that is looking to slow the LA Chargers down is the Las Vegas Raiders.
There should be some urgency for the Las Vegas Raiders this season. The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio, who was the most successful head coach for the team since Jon Gruden, to hire Jon Gruden. Gruden has now coached three years, accumulating a 19-29 record.
The Raiders did not go all-out in the offseason but they did show some urgency to improve the team. Part of that was hiring now-former Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley… we will see how that turns out.
The team, like every other team, also brought in new faces to help the cause in 2021. While the Chargers are a more talented football team than the Raiders, there are some new Raiders that the Bolts should focus more intently on.
As part one of our three-part AFC West series, here are three new players on the Las Vegas Raiders to potentially worry about.