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NFL Report Card: San Diego Chargers

Our NFL report card for the 2015-2016 season will be assigning a letter grade to each of the 32 teams and offering an explanation why that grade was chosen. After the evaluation, we will point out one specific area the team will need to address this off-season. Want some extra credit? Comment down below what grade YOU would give the team, and tell me on Twitter (@FantasyFlurry) your thoughts on the team’s report card for that day!

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Man, bad year for Charger fans everywhere! No team in the league dealt with more injuries than the Chargers did. This caused them to lose every divisional game and go 4-12 overall. A depleted offensive line along with no other offensive weapons remaining caused rookie Melvin Gordon to finish with a disappointing 3.5 YPC and no touchdowns. There was even a stretch this season where the Chargers were held to three points in three of four games. This is inexcusable for an offense that is supposedly led by a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback.

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The San Diego defense’s performance was not much better. They finished the season ranked in the bottom half of the league in most categories. There were times when Melvin Ingram and Jason Verrett would make plays, but these instances were few and far between.

The sad thing is, the Chargers would have been mediocre if everyone was healthy. All of the injuries were just a slap in the face. It seemed like the they could do no right. They couldn’t even be the team to move to Los Angeles next season! I’m sure they will get there, but it will be at least one more year in San Diego.

Final Grade: D

Biggest Off-Season Needs?

The Chargers desperately need more help at offensive line. They recently signed Chris Hairston to a two-year contract, but they will have to bring in more talent.

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