Charger Personnel: Glaring Needs

The Chargers have plenty of areas that need personnel improvement. BOLTHYPE explores these glaring areas of need, to this point in the 2011 campaign:

Tight End: Antonio Gates has played well in spot duty, sadly his injuries have not allowed him to play a full season. Sperry is a nice addition and should stick around. McMichael has filled in aptly. It is definitely time to go get a young athletic tight end that there seems to be an abundance of in recent drafts.

Safety: Weddle will stay. Sanders Injury and Gregory’s physical in-capabilities force the Charger’s hand here. Oliver and Gregory are not going to cut it long term. Need a Polamalu-esque, imposing figure in the secondary. Simply put, just not enough big plays from this position.

Offensive Line: Battered and overwhelmed at this juncture. Mcneil and Dielman are fighting the injury bug. Not a good thing to be saying about your best two line man (by far). Hardwick remains solid, and the Michigan rookie Schilling looks promising. Hope for a change at Right Tackle and improved play in Vazquez down the line.

Defensive Front 7: Words can not describe how terrible play has been to this point, makes our secondary look unequipped for this league. Almost no pressure in every game allows quarterbacks to pick apart the Chargers. Castillo and Phillips remain injured, and while hurt, have made close to the same amount of plays as Travis Laboy who remains the starter.Everette Brown looks to get more time at OLB with the lone bright spot at that position, Antwan Barnes. Say good bye to Larry English. Cam Thomas, Tommie Harris, and Antonio Garay have played average and nothing more. Cesaire has been a non factor. Liuget looks to grow after some flashes. Butler is going to be a staple at ILB for some time. Need to find him a partner in crime as Spikes looks slow at times. Look for some free agent additions and draft picks to help solidify the linebackers and line.

Charger faithful, what other holes need filling in the near future?

November 30, 2011

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