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4 Chargers who have been incredibly disappointing heading into bye week

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3. Sony Michel

Sony Michel has been downright bad for the LA Chargers this season. Some may argue that Michel falls into the category of not having expectations before the season so Chargers fans should not be that disappointed with his play.

In hindsight that would be the case but that is now how fans felt about Michel when the Chargers brought him in. The Miami Dolphins waived Michel during roster cuts and the Chargers quickly swooped him up to replace Larry Rountree in the running back room.

At the time, this was viewed as a great veteran addition to a room that needed depth. Even me, who was low on Michel before he was a Charger, acknowledged that this signing should make the running back room better as a whole.

It hasn't. Michel has run the ball very poorly and has not been good in the passing game, either. It took the team several weeks to figure out that Michel should not be the RB2 but with Joshua Kelley suffering an injury, here we are again with Michel being the second option behind Austin Ekeler.

Michel has carried the ball 33 times for 91 yards this season. That is not a typo. Of the 53 running backs in the NFL with at least 30 carries this season, Michel ranks dead last in yards per attempt. It has been that bad and unfortunately, with rookie Isaiah Spiller not being up to speed, it will continue to be that bad.

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