LA Chargers: 4 things to watch for in preseason game vs Rams

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Mike Williams
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2. The utilization of Mike Williams

The first-team offense is likely going to get one drive, maybe two at the absolute most in this game. Typically, the fourth week of the preseason is reserved for resting the starters so it will be interesting to see how the team balances the reps across three games.

Regardless, we should not only see Mike Williams on the field in this one but we should see some plays specifically designed for him as well. The result of the game does not really matter here, it is all about how the players do in certain situations.

Williams is one of the most interesting players on the team this season as he is getting paid a lot of money on the fifth year of his rookie deal but has not really stood out much thus far in training camp.

Of course, that can change when the bright lights are shining on Williams but is appears as if Justin Herbert is building a bigger rapport with Jared Cook than Williams, which could move Williams down to the fourth pass-catching target on the offense.

Joe Lombardi made the comment that Williams was going to be the Chargers' version of Michael Thomas, which is a huge thing to say, but that simply won't come true if he does not improve his route running.

It will be interesting to see how much Staley draws up specifically for Williams and how Williams performs in those situations.