While the LA Chargers did lose to the 49ers on Sunday, everyone knows that the preseason is more about who lost their own personal competitions and roster battles. I've talked about the players who won the day already, but here are three players who probably lost momentum on Sunday.
LA Chargers who disappointed the most against the San Francisco 49ers:
QB Chase Daniel
Considering his performance against the Rams and how training camp had been going in general, Chase Daniel had the opportunity to lock up the QB2 job against the 49ers.
It's safe to say he didn't do that. Chase Daniel threw 14-21 for 60 yards and an interception. His EPA per play, which was significantly better than Easton Stick vs. the Rams, dropped off quite a bit in Week 2.
It just seemed like Daniel was a little bit slow to process a few plays. The interception to Jared Mayden looked sloppy, but it wasn't the only bad decision. A desperate, late pass to Tyron Johnson got him absolutely crushed here:
For the record, Stick honestly didn't play that much better to me. Sure, he had the pretty touchdown to Josh Palmer in the back of the end zone. But that drive was fueled by the Tevaughn Campbell interception along with two bad Niners' penalties that kept it alive. The offense stalled for large portions of the game with both Stick and Daniel, aside from a deep pass to Jalen Guyton that set up a Michael Badgley field goal.
If we're picking winners and losers though, Daniel is a more of a "loser" for what he didn't do this week, given the opportunity he had.