Los Angeles Chargers (NFL)

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

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B+
They have a gunslinger at QB. Proven veteran that makes big plays. Attacks down the field. Highly competitive and holds guys accountable.
Running Backs
A-
Melvin Gordon is solid all around back. He runs with power and finishes runs off. Has much improved hands to be a threat in the passing game. Not much depth outside of him. Gordon is on the borderline of the Elite tier running backs.
Protection & Blocking
B
Solid in pass protection. Good in the ground game to create creases.
Receiving
B-
Outside of Allen, there is not much talent but they are able to get the job done. If they are open downfield Rivers will find them. All fundamentally sound but not an explosive unit.
Skills
Speed
B-
Production
B+
Big Play Ability
A
Consistency
B+
Red Zone Success
A-
Skills Analysis Notes
Can put up points quick. An offense that likes to attack downfield. Strong running game with a durable workhorse.

Defense
Position
Defensive Line
A+
The pass rushing duo of Bosa and Ingram may be the best in the league. Those two are so versatile that can lineup anywhere on the line with extremely high motors. deadly combo.
Linebackers
B
Not great in coverage. Disciplined against the run.
Defensive Backs
A-
Exceptional man-to-man guys. Adding a play maker like Derwin James into this secondary will be a great complement with their pass rushers. Have capabilities to create many turnovers.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
A-
Stopping the Run
B+
Controlling Field Position
B
Stopping The Big Play
B+
Causing Turnovers
A
Skills Analysis Notes
Will be putting constant pressure on opposing QBs. They should be a top 5 team in sacks. All the pressure they put on will likely lead to many turnovers by both sack fumbles, and rushed throws for interceptions. The secondary has a good mix of veterans and youth that are all playmakers ready to attack the ball.

Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
C+
Punting
B-
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B+
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B-
Overall Unit Analysis
Have to find a steady kicker that can convert points consistently. Decent return game with the speed of Travis Benjamin.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B+
Preparedness
B+
Decision Making
B+
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Solid coaching staff with plenty of experience.

Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
A-
Analysis
Ready to be the top team in the AFC West. Many of their losses last season were all within a FG which costed them a playoff spot.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
10
Expected Losses
6
Expectations/ Outlook
It is the Charger's year to win the AFC West and get into the playoffs. Potential to be an outstanding defense that is disruptive and creates turnovers. Dynamic pass-rushing duo that can are game changers. A veteran team with good leadership. Not many holes on the team.