NFL Network's Steve Wyche was last Thursday's guest on "Chargers Weekly" as rookies and veterans completed their first week of training camp together in Costa Mesa.
Among the topics: overall impressions of the Chargers entering 2020, how the team stacks up in the AFC West, and Tyrod Taylor under center. Highlights from the conversation are below.
Impressions of the 2020 Chargers (4:21)
"Well, they're loaded. I mean, you look at that division the Chiefs absolutely are the team to beat, but the Chargers, first, I want to talk about offense. No one's talking about Trai Turner and Bryan Bulaga, the guard-tackle combo that they have. That was necessary. Trai Turner is a really, really good player. Bulaga is a tough, kind of a scrapper-type of player. And so, if they can stay healthy up front and run the ball consistently. That was a big issue last year. They could not consistently sustain drives running the ball. If they can do that, that's going to set things up for Tyrod Taylor on the move, a lot of the run action, set up the pass game. You know he can throw the deep ball. He's not going to let it go as frequently as Philip Rivers did. He's not a risky-type of thrower.
"… Defensively – I mean, come on. There's no reason why they should not absolutely dominate getting Kenneth Murray there at the inside linebacker spot; adding Chris Harris to that secondary; and getting [defensive tackle] Linval Joseph. That's one that's not talked about enough either. He is a tough player to move. [Brandon] Mebane's been a really good player for that team at nose tackle. Linval Joseph should have the same type of locker room and on-field impact."
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