This week we went around discussing who had the most disappointing season for the Chargers.
Matthew Stanley: Forrest Lamp. I was elated when he fell to the Chargers at the top of 2, and for him to fall victim to a preseason, season-ending injury, was pretty damn disappointing. He would have been an upgrade at basically any position on the interior offensive line. I can’t wait to see him this coming season.
Michael Peterson: Jatavis Brown. After an extremely promising rookie season where he made splash plays in some pretty clutch games, he was almost invisible in 2017. I was really looking forward to seeing him take another step forward, but he ultimately took one hell of a step back. I hope he rights the ship next season.
Richard Wade: Something does not need to be surprising to be disappointing, so although many of us expected failure, Mike Williams’ season was still the one that left us feeling the most disappointed. A player selected near the top of the 1st round absolutely needs to contribute in his first year and Williams never even came close. Even when his health allowed him to get on the field, Williams was unable to perform at all.
Ryan Doyle: I’m going to go with Mike Williams too. The Chargers invested a top ten pick on Williams and he was a non-factor. Williams’ health is obviously a massive concern. He played in a handful of games and didn’t do much. Anthony Lynn seemed frustrated with the rookie not getting onto the field and he needs a big sophomore campaign so not only the fan base but the coaching staff can believe in him again.
Jamie Hoyle: I’d like to say Mike Williams was surprising and disappointing, but I somewhat expected his struggles. For me the disappointing thing was the way the coaching staff hitched their wagon to Hayes Pullard in the middle of that defense, turning their backs on two guys who made play after play in 2016 in Jatavis Brown and Korey Toomer. Pullard did nothing to earn that role and did even less to keep it. He had no business playing that much and it showed time and time again.
Ruben J. Gonzalez: It’s pretty obvious that Mike Williams and Jatavis Brown are two of the most disappointing players this year. But I will go one step further and say how about Coach Whisenhunt, and his lack of finding a way to get the ball to Hunter Henry at the beginning of the year. He knows his personnel, and he should have known that he needed to find ways to get Henry the ball. I still can’t believe how many games he was targeted less than 2 times a game. Very disappointed in Coach Whiz.
KP: I’m surprised there haven’t been any Corey Liuget answers, but that’s where my answer goes. Liuget was outplayed by a former 5th rounder Darius Philon. When you have a $50 million contract, that can’t happen. It was telling that the defense didn’t miss a beat when Liuget didn’t play. Liuget is a “less is more” type, and that’s just not okay for this team. They needed him to be better than competent. Instead, he was closer to a liability.
Louis Gorini: I hate to jump on the bandwagon but Mike Williams was the biggest disappointment this year. Philip Rivers has a history of making any wide receiver way better than what they are (Vincent Brown, Danario Alexander, Eddie Royal) but was unable to make a top selected wideout in an NFL draft look good. It wasn’t on Rivers, it was on Mike Williams. Between injuries, poor play, and the inability to grasp the playbook, Mike Williams was a huge failure this year.
Who do you think had the most disappointing season for the Chargers?
Who had the most disappointing season for the Chargers?
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