Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
They may have a handful of guys at indivdual positions who are better than one of our guys...Rivers for example, horrible year not withstanding is in general a bit better than Alex... a giant tool, yes...but a better pure QB. But as a whole that team has been striped bare over the last few years, they have less talent than our guys by quite a bit. The window for them has closed, they need to rebuild while Rivers is relatively young. They started with drafting two nice complementary running backs that are future stars but the whole D needs to be revamped, they need a new line that can stay healthy, A young replacement at TE for Gates who is on the downside of his career, and way more depth at wide out where they really have one guy...and he doesnt even want to play for them anymore.
I agree. They have been stripped bare by FA, retirement, injury, and age. This isn't the same Chargers team people remember say 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 years ago. Those teams were better by far. I would say all in all we have more talent on the roster now. We have been building though the draft and FA and they have been declining. When they got really good teams always would raid their roster in FA every year. That went on for 5 years or so. Plus some injuries and retirement. They have taken a hit on talent level over time.