2021 Los Angeles Chargers

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  1. TwentyTwo

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    This team needs to be back in San Diego but that's for another discussion.
    The powder blue uniforms are arguably the best in the NFL!

    Scanning the pre season roster 6 players (possibly 7?) on the Defense should be on final 53 man roster

    Edge Rushers.....Joey Bosa ...Elite player
    OLB Kyler Fackrell....starter on the other side; one of my favorite defenders over the years
    LB Drue Tranquil ...needs to stay healthy
    DE/OLB Joey Gaziano
    Rookie LB Nick Niemann
    Safety Ben DeLuca...undrafted rookie free agent landed on a good team!
    Tree stump Nose Guard ...(another undrafted Rookie Free Agent) Forrest Merrill will also be one to watch

    QB Justin Herbert Rookie season showed he can be elite!
    Chase Daniel ; Easton Stick; KJ Costello (future Practice Squad?)are the back up's likely battling for the other 2 spots.

    WR's John Hurst (speedy player from D2 West Georgia) & Austin Proehl are currently buried on the Depth Chart need to shine this pre season
     
  2. Phall

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    I'm glad Joey Gaz is sticking around by the skin of his teeth. He was dominant at Northwestern against plenty of future pros. He just always lacked that magical upside.
     
  3. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

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    DeLuca and Merrill both should have been drafted. I hope they both make the team. Herbert is fun to watch and will probably be the best QB from the 2020 draft when all is said and done.
     
  4. BeyondFedUp

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    When I lived out west in the L.A. area I was a big Chargers fan. It's ludicrous that they moved from San Diego as they had one of the best hardcore fan bases in the League there. Totally loyal fans that pulled hard and very loud for them no matter what their W-L record. Anyway, I will be pulling for them to win the AFC West as long as/if Herbert is QB, or another backup paleface is.
     
  5. Extra Point

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    Gaziano is an ideal fit as a 3-4 defensive end. He went to Northwestern, which is located in Evanston, a near north suburb of Chicago.

    The Bears should have signed him. They play a 3-4 and need depth at DE.

    But they're too stupid. And too racist.
     
  6. Leonardfan

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    Just saw an article stating that LB Drue Tranquill lost his starting job to Kyzir White due to White's "athleticism.

    Tranquill actually tested better athletically in every category while being 15+lbs heavier than White.

    Tranquill's combine results - 4.57 40 / 31 BP rep / 37.5 Vert / 122 Broad Jump / 6.94 3 cone / 4.14 20 yd shuttle / 11.64 60 yd shuttle

    White's combine/pro day - 4.69 40 at Pro day / 21 BP Rep / 35.5 vert / 113 Broad Jump / 6.96 3 cone - pro day / 4.26 20 yd shuttle - pro day / could not find 60 yd shuttle

    Maybe Tranquill is not all the way back from his injury but the numbers above are supposed measures of athleticism and Tranquill blows away Kyzir. I guess the melanin deficiency is the missing athleticism ingredient he is missing.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    I'm hoping Tranquill's snaps increase as the season goes on and that his continuing recovery from last year's injury is the cause of his unexpected demotion after receiving strong reviews all training camp as the presumed starter. White is not only lesser athletically but hasn't produced much when he's started in the past. But it's the NFL and we'll have to see what happens.
     
  8. Bucky

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    I'll be cheering for them out there in AFC West, but they are in a tough division.. Definitely a fan of all that depth on Defense and of course Herbert. Hoping Tranquil gets healthy and plays more as year goes on as Don mentioned! Him and Muse are perfect new age athletic freaks at LB.
     
  9. Jerry Reb

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    That's an excellent comparison for "lurkers take note." Unlike the leftists and DWFs, we back our claims up with proof.
     

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