4 Chargers offseason decisions in 2023 that already look like a disaster

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4. Not adding to the secondary

The Chargers have allowed 63 points in the first two games of the 2023 season. That is an absurd number for a team that supposedly has a defensive head coach and has talent on the defensive side of the ball.

The issues have gone both ways for the Chargers. Staley definitely is not doing enough to put his team in a position to succeed. His defense has been exposed for three seasons now and he is definitely the common denominator.

But his players are also underperforming. J.C. Jackson was absolutely exposed in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. In Week 2, both Asante Samuel Jr. and Michael Davis allowed big plays that ended up being consequential.

Nobody should expect the team to be perfect all the time but this secondary has been getting exposed at an alarming rate. Making matters worse is the fact that the Bolts did not commit a single resource to the secondary in the offseason.

The Chargers did not draft a single secondary player and didn't bring in any external help, either. Heck, even John Johnson might have been enough as it would have at least added something to this secondary.

Instead, the Chargers just ran it back with the same group and hoped for the best. Obviously, that has come back to bite early in the 2023 season.