3 things that must happen for the Chargers to make a Super Bowl run

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3. Something has to change with this Chargers offense

The idea that the Chargers are going to completely reinvent the offense with two more weeks to play in the regular season is a silly one. Like it or not (you likely hate it), this is Joe Lombardi's offense and it is going to stay that way for the rest of the season.

While we are not going to get a complete overhaul, we can get tweaks from Lombardi and co. to maximize the talent that is on the field. After all, the Bolts have a superhuman quarterback under center and some healthy weapons for him to throw to.

Most notably, the third-down and red-zone play-calling simply have to be better. There is zero excuses for this team's inability to throw the ball effectively in the red zone when they have Justin Herbert under center. Every fan is sick of seeing the route trees be "run to the first down marker/goal line and turn around".

Outside of that, the Chargers can and need to start leaning more into what works. This offense is at its best when they move the pocket and get Justin Herbert moving. He proved that against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14. Yet still, Lombardi has gone away from that in the ensuing weeks.

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This offense has the talent and the potential to be truly special and that is what you need to make a Super Bowl run. The team just has to stop getting in its own way.

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