More questions face Chargers this offseason - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The nine-year NFL veteran, who turns 31 next Saturday, is still capable of top-flight cornerback play. He proved as much last year when, after an offseason dedicated to improved conditioning, he returned to Pro Bowl form. This followed what he called a "horrible" and "unacceptable" 2015 campaign Flowers considered the worst in his career.
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Chargers DC: We must add to Joey Bosa's big season - Conor Orr
Of all the openings this offseason, it seems the Chargers were one of the least talked about but most coveted in terms of an ability to win early. New coach Anthony Lynn inherited a solid offensive coordinator in Ken Whisenhunt and secured the best defensive coordinator on the market. The team could theoretically have first or second-round picks at seven of their 11 starting defensive spots next year to go along with an offense that returns Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Antonio Gates, Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin.
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If everyone is healthy, this is a playoff team. Philip Rivers and a bevy of athletic receivers lead a well-designed aerial attack. RB Melvin Gordon improved drastically in year two and now fits well behind what is the NFL's biggest O-line. On defense, Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa make a nimble, explosive pass-rushing tandem (if Ingram is re-signed). All the corners can play man coverage—Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward can do it against No. 1 receivers, in fact—the safeties hit hard and the inside linebackers, behind a stingy D-line, are capable.
Los Angeles Chargers: Team will revert back to a 4-3 defense next year - Travis Wakeman
Bradley should be able to get creative with versatile players such as Jatavis Brown and Melvin Ingram (should the team re-sign him), but the potential will be there for Joey Bosa to become the best defensive player in the entire NFL. And that's not an overstatement.