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4 concerning storylines Chargers fans should be wary of after Week 5

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The LA Chargers have responded exactly how fans would have hoped after dropping an ugly game to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. While it has not been perfect, the Bolts have won two close games on the road and sit with a 3-2 record despite all of the adversity that the team has faced.

There are quite a few things to be excited about right now if you are a Chargers fan. The season might not have been as smooth sailing as fans were hoping it would be, but this team is coming along and with no team dominating the AFC, they are just fine at 3-2.

That being said, there are still some concerning storylines that fans should be wary of. These storylines are by no means going to derail the season, but it is important to recognize them as the things that the Bolts can improve moving forward.

If the Chargers are going to reach their ceiling, they must overcome these 4 storylines.

1. Brandon Staley has been inconsistent with his decision making

Brandon Staley made the boldest call of his career on Sunday when he decided to go for it on fourth down in Browns territory with a two-point lead. The analytics slightly favor Staley's decision and he has been vocal about trusting his offense in the past, explaining why he made the move.

With Cleveland having no timeouts and a bad passing game, it probably would have been better to just punt the ball away and make them go 50 yards in less than a minute to kick the field goal. Instead, Staley gave them a much better chance to win that was saved by a Cade York missed 54-yarder.

While some would say that this is Brandon Staley's brand of decision-making, the problem is that he has been inconsistent this season. Back against the Chiefs in Week 2 Staley was much more conservative with his decision-making and punted the ball away on several downs when he could have gone for it.

He trusted his defense against Patrick Mahomes and it paid off as the defense had a great game in Week 2. However, it is a bit odd that he would trust his defense against Mahomes and the Chiefs, but not trust it against Jacoby Brissett and the Browns.

Every situation is different, yes, but that is why they should have punted this ball away. Even Keenan Allen didn't agree with the call.