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3 huge lessons the Chargers coaching staff learned in win vs Texans

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2. Sony Michel can't be utilized as much as he has been by the Chargers

The LA Chargers claimed Sony Michel off of waivers after the former first-round pick was waived by the Miami Dolphins before the 2022 season. At the time, it appeared that the Chargers added a veteran presence that would deepen the running back room.

A quarter of the way into the 2022 season it has become clear that Michel is not a productive member of this running back room. He is very obviously the worst member of the active running backs and at this point, we have to see Isaiah Spiller getting chances over him.

The running game worked really well for the Chargers in this game up until Michel ran the ball. Against the worst run defense in the league, Michel picked up only 11 yards on six carries. Meanwhile, Joshua Kelley provided a massive jolt in the drive that he got and Austin Ekeler had three touchdowns.

Ekeler might not be the same rushing back that he once was but he still is a lethal weapon in the passing game. More importantly, Kelley has been the best running back on the team this season and for some reason is not getting any looks.

I am not sure how you can justify giving Michel snaps after seeing the difference in play between Kelley and Michel. It just makes no sense.

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