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Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams - Nate Davis
San Diego Chargers (6-10): They couldn't establish the run or stop it in 2015, factors that coupled to create quite a burden on 34-year-old QB Philip Rivers. It's far from certain the Bolts will be much better in those departments in 2016 — not good considering every other roster in the division looks superior to San Diego's.

Post-Peyton, will Rivers/Bolts emerge? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
A mountain of evidence speaks to his prowess. Only five quarterbacks will go into the 2016 season with a higher passer rating. His career mark of 95.5 trails all-time leader Aaron Rodgers, then Russell Wilson, Tony Romo, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, his predecessor in San Diego.

Chargers take back-to-basics approach to improving O-line play - Eric Williams
"Jeff played in the league for a while, so he’s one of those guys who can say, ‘I’ve done it, so I know what it’s like,’" Chargers guard D.J. Fluker said. "Having him there has really helped us progress, bringing that freak nature out of myself and O (Orlando Franklin), because we’re the two physical guys on the O-line."

Why Your Team Sucks 2016: San Diego Chargers - Drew Magary
What’s new that sucks: Travis Benjamin! Once again, the Chargers have bolstered their arsenal of wideouts who catch five long balls per year and do literally nothing else. I don’t even disagree with that strategy, by the way. It’s just that it only works if A) You don’t have the world’s worst line, and B) Your star running back isn’t a hilarious bust who failed to score a touchdown ALL last season. Jesus Christ, Melvin Gordon. Even Trent Richardson occasionally managed to hit paydirt in between sandwich orgies.