Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Offseason Review Series: Day 2: The Los Angeles Chargers


Los Angeles Chargers

Division: AFC West

2016 Standings - SD: 5-11 (4th in division)


It's been almost six months and my face still looks like this every time I see it.

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2017 Offseason Review for the Chargers. I'm /u/milkchococurry and I'll be your guide for today. If you're a regular on this subreddit, then you have likely seen my 2016 Offseason Review installment for the Chargers, as well as the 2017 32 Teams/32 Days segment and the 2015 Offseason Review non-fan writeup for the Bengals. I'm not new to this anymore, so I hope the work that I put into this will be received well enough by you, the community, in light of the circumstances.

That's about as fancy of a intro as I'm really capable of giving right now. As literally all of you know (and I implied in that first sentence), earlier this year the Chargers management made the decision to relocate the team from San Diego, my hometown and the team's home of 56 years, back to the team's birthplace, Los Angeles. This was obviously met with a very negative reaction from the fanbase, the city and the league at large, and all of us who remain (myself included) now have to deal with the fallout that follows the team north.

There's a lot of stuff that I'd like to say here but then it makes for an intro that's way too long. Thanks to all of you for reading and with that, have at it! The sections are listed below in order and this intro segment will serve as the hub for the post.


Coaching Staff

Free Agency

Draft

Projected Lineups/Player Breakdowns/Training Camp Battles

Schedule Predictions

Offensive/Defensive Schemes

Concluding Remarks (be warned, this is long)


Special Thanks:

  • /u/skepticismissurvival, although I'm gonna be a little salty because he never gives me the good last place team slots :(

  • To the ex-Charger fans. It sucks so much for all of us, but I understand and respect your decisions. Thanks for all the good times, and good luck wherever you choose to hitch your wagon to except for the other AFCW teams because ew

  • To the holdovers like myself. It might suck even more for us, especially because many of us are from San Diego. Its a strange challenge for a lot of us, since I'd like to think there's a bunch of us who have never actively cheered for a Los Angeles team before (I know the Lakers ew are popular down here). Its a challenge we've just decided to face, and I'm prepared to face it head on with all of you. Nowhere to go but up, right?

  • To the new fans. Welcome aboard, partners! Let's make it a good one.

  • To the players (past and current) who spent long amount of time in SD, guys like Phil and Gatesy, Tomlinson and Seau, Fouts and Winslow, all the way back to Hadl, Lowe and Alworth...goddamn, thank you so much for everything. Thank you for all the memories, from the bottom of my heart. You guys gave me and this city something to look forward to every week, even when we were barely winning, and you represented the best city in the world with everything you had. I don't have the words to thank you all enough for that, and you'll always be San Diegans to me.

  • And finally, to /r/nfl. Guys this shit is longer than my usual long, and I was gonna write more too. If you read all of this, idk what to tell you lol. But actually its a lot of fun being here and shooting the shit about the handegg with all of you, and I'm happy to have participated in these writeups and in other events like our Top 100 list (this is my second year as a ranker). There's a chance I become more of a casual fan and scale back my involvement here a little bit, and if it comes to that, I just wanted to say thanks for being a pretty cool crowd overall.

With that, my work is pretty much done for now. As per usual, I'll stick around and try to respond to as many question and inquiries as I can. Once again, thanks for reading and hopefully I'll see you all around!

Link to Main Hub



Submitted July 05, 2017 at 08:01AM by milkchococurry
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