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4 biggest concerns Chargers fans should have through 4 weeks

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3. Underwhelming members of the Chargers secondary

On paper, this Chargers defense was meant to be much better than last year, which was one of the worst in the league. And while it is clear watching the Chargers that this defense is more talented and well-rounded than last year, there are still some holes that are hurting the overall numbers.

After all, the Chargers do rank third to last in opponents' points per game this season. That is not all on the defense as there have been some easy points given away due to offensive turnovers or in the case of the Houston game, a fumble on the kickoff return. Regardless, we expected better than 27 points allowed per game.

The hope with Jackson is that it is just the residual of his ankle injury and that he will be able to improve as the season goes on and he becomes fully healthy. The Chargers paid a pretty penny for Jackson and to have him be anything less than a CB1 is disappointing.

Adderley's step backward has been disappointing after he finally burst onto the scene in his third year after two disappointing years to start his career. While he recorded his first pick since 2020 in Week 4, he did not have a good game and once again broke down in coverage on a deep post that exposed Jackson one-on-one over the middle.

This was the same play that Kansas City scored its long touchdown against in Week 2. The Chargers can't have Adderley playing like this, especially considering that JT Woods is essentially a nonfactor in his rookie season.