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PFW Breaks Down the AFC West and the Chargers

The previews are still coming hot and heavy, and Pro Football Weekly has put out their AFC West Preview as well as their preview on what the Chargers will bring to the table. Here’s just a peek at what they think of the Chargers offense:

Under the guidance of head coach Norv Turner, the Chargers strive to be balanced, mixing the run and the pass equally. The emergence of QB Philip Rivers last season — along with the struggles of RB LaDainian Tomlinson — forced Turner to become more pass-heavy, but he’d ultimately like to utilize the run to set up the vertical attack. Rivers is a strong-armed, accurate passer who can find his receivers all over the field. Although his top target is explosive TE Antonio Gates, the QB spreads the ball out effectively to his deep group of pass catchers. Tomlinson is getting older but remains an integral part of the offense, handling a sizable workload and forcing defenses to stay honest. His backup, Darren Sproles, gives the Bolts a dynamite receiver out of the backfield. Injuries caused San Diego’s offensive line to take a step back in 2008 and even though it’s now healthy, only the left side is a strength.

Click HERE to read the rest of the preview on the AFC West and the Chargers


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