NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison took a look around the NFL on Tuesday, naming the teams that pose the biggest threat to last year’s division winners.
His pick for the AFC West?
That would be your San Diego Chargers.
Here is what he had to say:
“2012 champs: Denver Broncos
Likeliest threat in 2013: San Diego Chargers
Why San Diego?
The chic pick in the AFC West is the Kansas City Chiefs, mostly due to the trade for quarterback Alex Smith and the arrival of coach Andy Reid. It's interesting that no one is considering how much Smith struggled prior to Jim Harbaugh becoming his coach in San Francisco. Smith will have a new offensive coordinator in Kansas City -- and, if you remember, the constant changing of offensive coordinators was blamed for all of Smith's struggles over his first six years in the league. Here's a vote for
How it can happen:
» Chargers head coach Mike McCoy needs to improve the passing game by creating higher-percentage shots on intermediate routes. Rivers averaged less than 7 yards per throw last year.
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