The LA Chargers were able to rebound from an ugly loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a win over the Houston Texans in Week 4. It was not perfect and the team looked ugly at times but at the end of the day, the win still counts the same as the Bolts are now 2-2 on the year.
Even in a win, there are a lot of things for a coaching staff to learn about its team and that is the case for the Chargers in this game. There are three distinct lessons that Brandon Staley and his coaching staff should have learned in this game.
If the team is going to reach its potential then it is important that the coaching staff recognizes these lessons and utilizes them to become a better football team moving forward.
1. Jamaree Salyer is the real deal for the LA Chargers
Instead of running out Storm Norton at left tackle for the injured Rashawn Slater, the LA Chargers turned to their rookie sixth-round pick Jamaree Salyer. Salyer had experience at tackle with Georgia but was viewed by many to be a guard at the NFL level.
We were cautious in expecting too much out of Salyer in his first NFL start in a position that he was not even projected to play. Salyer made us look silly in being cautious, as he turned in a fantastic game that has to leave the coaching staff feeling confident in him.
He is no Rashawn Slater, but Salyer proved in this game that he can at least hold his own and is not going to be the turn-style at tackle that Norton was. Better yet, this is very promising for the long-term future of the Chargers, as Salyer could be the left guard of the future after 2022.
It is just one game and the Texans admittedly don't have a great edge rusher to throw at Salyer. But he still turned in a very impressive performance that warrants confidence in him moving forward.