Offseason Analysis: San Diego Chargers
The Chargers’ Offseason has already been sullied by the A.J. Smith-LaDainian Tomlinson feud. Shawne Merriman played the voice of reason and told them to keep that garbage out of the papers. LT’s situation is not resolved as is the biggest quesion facing the Chargers this offseason. At least they figured out what to do with Darren Sproles. They have to be regretting the decision to let Michael Turner walk. The slapped the franhise tag on Sproles? One area that isn’t a question mark is their Quarterback play. The Chargers could work on locking up Philip Rivers long term, but he’s signed through next year. Vincent Jackson is also signed through next year, but his recent DUI could deter him from getting an extension this summer. The same goes for Chris Chambers, minus the DUI. Malcom Floyd is a free agent that will likely be back. Antonio Gates dealt with nagging injuries, but still was a top end Tight End. Starting Guard Mike Goff is a Free Agent, but his return isn’t likely.
On Defense the Chargers will welcome the return of Shawne “Lights Out” Merriman. They don’t have any major Free Agents to deal with on this side of the ball. They do need to get better stopping the pass as they ranked 31st in that category.