2. The Chargers' roster management philosophy needs to change
One of the most frustrating things about the LA Chargers is how they handle the roster and the mindset they have behind the decisions that are made. This is a problem that is present at every level from head coach to the front office and it simply has to change.
There is no way the Chargers can look at how this season transpired and how their own decisions put them in certain situations and not make a change. If this team is serious about contending then they have to have some self reflection, whether that be with the same head coach and GM or with new ones.
Perhaps the most frustrating example of flawed roster management is how the team handled the receiver position all year. For some reason or another, the Bolts outright refused to add depth at wide receiver when it was needed at every point in the calendar year.
Most teams have six active wide receivers on the roster, the Chargers made it apparent all offseason and through the summer that they were only going to carry five. Then, when Jalen Guyton tore his ACL, the Chargers did nothing to replace his speed threat and just rolled with the punches.
What about the meaningless Week 18 game where the franchise as a whole decided to play the starters? Well, they only had four active receivers so guys could hardly rest and Mike Williams suffered an injury that probably cost the team the Wild Card Round game.
The receiver position is just one example of how flawed the team's roster-making decisions have been and it has been a problem long before Brandon Staley was the head coach. Speaking of Staley...