The LA Chargers lost in extremely disappointing fashion in Week 12 to the Denver Broncos, making the path to the AFC West crown extremely difficult while decreasing the chance of making the playoffs. While the Bolts are still the seventh seed in the AFC, it is hard to expect them to make the playoffs if they are losing games against teams like the Broncos. They could lose against any team remaining on the schedule.
The story of the game was a poor offensive showing and a struggling Justin Herbert. However, in the game the coaching staff failed to adjust to the Broncos' plan and also failed to adjust the snap counts as the game went on.
There are some pretty shocking snap counts from this game that shines a bad light on Brandon Staley as a head coach.
3 shocking LA Chargers snap counts from Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos:
1. Tevaughn Campbell, 61 snaps (98%)
Look, I get that the depth of the roster is lacking and that is a knock on Tom Telesco. That is absolutely true. That being said, it is hard to see a cornerback playing any worse than Tevaughn Campbell has been playing in recent weeks and the fact that the team isn't trying new things and continues to leave him out there to hurt the defense is shocking.
The defense buckled down and kept the struggling offense in this game but most of the Broncos' success came at the hands of Campbell. Whether it was busted coverage, not even trying to tackle Teddy Bridgewater at the goal line or completely whiffing on a tackle against Javonte Williams, Campbell had a rough showing.
The team has to do something. They cannot continue to throw Campbell out there and literally play him on almost every single defensive snap. Only Derwin James and MIchael Davis had as many or more snaps than Campbell in this game.