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Offseason update: San Diego Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
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    (June 15, 2007) -- This is what I like about the San Diego Chargers' offseason moves: They didn't need to do much to a roster that produced a 14-2 finish last year, but what they did was sound.

    In fact, one of the most important moves was re-signing left offensive guard Kris Dielman after he became a free agent. Dielman actually refused more money from the Seattle Seahawks to remain in San Diego. And the decision figures to go a long way toward allowing the NFL's most valuable player, LaDainian Tomlinson, to continue to find room to run on the left side. Dielman has tremendous size, (6-foot-3-plus, 310 pounds), strength, quickness, and plays with excellent leverage.

    With his speed, ex-LSU wideout Craig Davis can stretch the defense for Philip Rivers.
    The Chargers wanted more speed at wide receiver, and first-round draft pick Craig Davis offers plenty. The former LSU standout should promptly establish himself as Philip Rivers' most explosive outside target. At 6-1 and 202 pounds, he has good size to make catches over the middle. However, unlike the rest of San Diego's wide receivers, he is a constant threat to go the distance after the catch.

    Second-round draft pick Eric Weddle, from Utah, will compete with Clinton Hart for the starting spot at strong safety left vacant by the release of Terrence Kiel. Weddle's collegiate career was defined by his knack for always being around the ball and coming up with plays. He is tough, hits hard and won't hesitate to lend support against the run. Weddle also had the greatest versatility of any player in the draft. He could line up as a nickel cornerback, a punt returner, or even a holder on placekicks.

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