2016 NFL Preview: San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have not been a good football team the last few seasons. Is this the year the Chargers get it turned around….or will this be another craptastic year in San Diego?

Can Mike McCoy save his job with a winning season?

Can Philip Rivers lead the Chargers back to the playoffs?

Is there anyone on defense who can step up and make this unit a formidable one?

Let’s find out!

 

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San Diego Chargers

The Stats:

Record Last Ten Seasons: 4-12 (2015), 9-7 (2014), 9-7 (2013), 7-9 (2012),8-8 (2011), 9-7 (2010), 13-3 (2009), 8-8 (2008), 11-5 (2007), 14-2 (2006)

Last Playoff Appearance: 2013 Divisional vs. Denver Broncos

Last Playoff Win: 2013 Wildcard vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Super Bowl Titles Won: 0

Passing Leader for 2015: Philip Rivers (4,792 yards, 29 touchdowns, 13 interceptions)

Rushing Leader for 2015: Melvin Gordon (641 yards, 0 touchdowns)

Receiving Leader for 2015: Danny Woodhead (755 yards, 6 touchdowns)

The Head Coach:

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Mike McCoy

Overall Record (as a head coach): 22-26

Record With Team: 22-26

Previous NFL Jobs: Carolina Panthers Offensive Assistant (2000), Carolina Panthers Wide Receivers Coach (2001), Carolina Panthers Offensive Assistant (2002-2003), Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach and Offensive Assistant (2004-2005), Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach (2005), Carolina Panthers Passing Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach (2007-2008), Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach (2009), Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator (2010-2012)

My Grade: D+

The Team:

(Depth Charts will change as training camps progress obviously….)

Player Grade Guide:

Blue = Elite Player

Green = Really Good Player

Orange = Average Player

Pink = Meh

Red = NO THANKS

Gray = Rookie

Offense:

QB: Philip Rivers

RB: Melvin Gordon

WR: Keenan Allen

WR: Travis Benjamin

WR: Dontrelle Inman

TE: Antonio Gates

OC: Matt Slauson

OG: D.J. Fluker

OG: Orlando Franklin

OT: Joe Barksdale

OT: King Dunlap

Defense:

DE: Corey Liuget

DT: Brandon Mebane

DE: Joey Bosa

LB: Melvin Ingram

LB: Jerry Attaochu

LB: Denzel Perryman

LB: Mante Te’o

CB: Jason Verrett

CB: Brandon Flowers

SS: Jahleel Addae

FS: Dwight Lowery

The Schedule:

vs. @ Kansas City Chiefs (September 11)

vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (September 18)

vs. @ Indianapolis Colts (September 25)

vs. New Orleans Saints (October 2)

vs. @ Oakland Raiders (October 9)

vs. Denver Broncos (October 13)

vs. @ Atlanta Falcons (October 23)

vs. @ Denver Broncos (October 30)

vs. Tennessee Titans (November 6)

vs. Miami Dolphins (November 13)

BYE WEEK

vs. @ Houston Texans (November 27)

vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (December 4)

vs. @ Carolina Panthers (December 11)

vs. Oakland Raiders (December 18)

vs. @ Cleveland Browns (December 24)

vs. Kansas City Chiefs (January 1)

The Prediction:

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Brief Synopsis:

Much like their California brothers the San Francisco 49ers, the San Diego Chargers are a big steaming pile of crap. Sure, there’s a few players to like on this team, but how confident can you be as a Chargers fan going into this season? Your team tried to fire the head coach last off-season, but then changed their mind at the last minute. You guys have no idea what city you want to play football in and you’re dragging your poor fans along with you on the bumpy road. You suck Chargers and unfortunately your fans shouldn’t expect much from you guys once again this year.

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