The LA Chargers were able to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a win over the Houston Texans in Week 4. It wasn’t perfect and the team looked lousy at times but in the end of the day, the win still counts the same as the Bolts are now 2-2 on the year.
Even in a victory, there are many things to learn for a technical staff on his team and it is the case of the Chargers in this game. There are three distinct lessons Brandon Staley and his coaching staff should have learned in this game.
If the team is to reach its potential, it is important that the coaching staff recognize these lessons and use them to become a better football team in the future.
Instead of missing Storm Norton at left tackle for injured Rashawn Slater, the LA Chargers turned to sixth-round rookie Jamaree Sayer. Salyer had tackle experience with Georgia, but was considered by many to be an NFL-level guard.
We were cautious in expecting too much from Sayer in his first NFL start in a position he wasn’t even scheduled to play. Sayer made us look silly being cautious as he put on a fantastic game which must leave the coaching staff confident in him.
He’s no Rashawn Slater, but Sayer has proven in this match that he can at least defend himself and won’t be the cornering tackling style that Norton was. Even better, it’s very promising for the Chargers’ long-term future, as Salyer could be the left guard of the future after 2022.
It’s only one game and the Texans admittedly don’t have a big rusher to throw at Salyer. But he still put in a very impressive performance which justifies the confidence in him going forward.