foshman Rates the Los Angeles Chargers





Los Angeles Chargers

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
San Diego, CA United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
A
Rivers, despite never succeeding in the playoffs, is among the best regular season quarterbacks.
Running Backs
A
Without Gordon they are a B-
Protection & Blocking
C+
This is a bit of a weak spot for the Chargers.
Receiving
B+
Allen and Williams are fantastic and Benjamin is a solid slot option, but there is little depth. I would expect a trade later in the preseason for a veteran hand. Henry should rebound nicely.
Skills
Speed
B
Production
A-
Big Play Ability
A
Consistency
B
Red Zone Success
A-
Skills Analysis Notes
The wideouts offer bug play ability and Gordon has always been able to make plays when he needed to but they tend to disappear at opportune moments in critical games. Losing Gordon will absolutely hurt their red zone efficiency.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
A-
Talented Jerry Tillery joins an already deep Chargers line.
Linebackers
A-
Ingram is a stud and the addition of Thomas Davis should make the entire defense better.
Defensive Backs
A
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B+
Stopping the Run
B
Controlling Field Position
B-
Stopping The Big Play
B
Causing Turnovers
B+
Skills Analysis Notes
There is a lot of talent and depth on this defense. It should be a productive one.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B-
Punting
B-
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
A-
Overall Unit Analysis
New faces in the kicking game might come with some growing pains. A deep roster should help the coverage units.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B
Preparedness
B-
Decision Making
B-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Lynn looks like he's going to be a successful head coach. He has veteran coordinators, each with head coaching experience, but the Chargers have to develop a winning mentality in the post season and the coaches must make that happen.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
A-
Analysis
I still see the Chargers as a team trending upwards.
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Met My Expections
Expected Wins
11
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect Los Angeles to win the division this year as the most complete team in the AFC West.