Written by Michael Spanos
Since the beginning of training camp, head coach Norv Turner has stressed how important it is to have depth at every position group in case of certain uncontrollable events. After the unfortunate loss of wide receiver
“You go through a 16-game season and you go through all the things you want to go through, you’re going to have adversity,” said Turner. “We’ve brought a lot of guys in here. We signed some guys who people have said, ‘Well why did you sign him?’ It’s because we have been in a position where we’ve had some adversity. I think we’re equipped to handle what comes our way and we’ll have some guys step up and fill his shoes.”
At the time of his injury, Brown led the team with six receptions for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns after the first two preseason games.
Fortunately, the wide receiver group has the depth that Turner has preached all preseason, and the team this week got back two wideouts from injuries of their own.
Alongside these veteran receivers, young rookie wideouts will now have a great chance to make a name for themselves as they attempt to step in and help fill the void created by Brown’s absence.
The loss of Brown is a clear blow to the team’s receiving corps, but luckily for them, the position has great depth which will allow Rivers to keep slinging the ball without missing a beat.