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3 Chargers who disappeared in Week 1 win over the Raiders

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2. Jerry Tillery

There was a lot of positive chatter about the Chargers' new-look defensive line which was led by a massive statement game from Khalil Mack. While the overall product was good, some disappointing players went back to their old ways in this game.

Now, this could be a double-edged sword depending on how you look at the situation. On one hand, you have a former first-round pick in Tillery who is still struggling to even earn his spot in the defensive line rotation this season.

On the other hand, the Chargers have a much better defensive line that still performed well and allowed the team to give Tillery far fewer snaps. After all, Tillery only played 21 defensive snaps against the Raiders, which was 36% of the total snaps.

It is a good thing that the Chargers can afford to play Tillery less as last season he was one of the key members of the defensive line and that was often a problem for the team. However, Tillery is still playing around a third of the defensive snaps as a member of this rotation. He has to show up and at least do something.

Nobody expects a big game out of Jerry Tillery at this point and if he were to record a sack it would just be gravy for the defense. But to post goose eggs in practically every measurable? That is not what the Chargers need.

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