The Los Angeles Chargers signed defender Jeremiah Attaochu earlier this week, but a team with playoff aspirations must do more.
The Chargers (4-3) drafted the 29-year-old substitute in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played four seasons with the team and swam around the league. He’s an experienced quarterback, an 80-game NFL veteran, but he’s not the requisite mid-season standout.
The Chargers hope Attaochu can bolster his defense until outside full-back Joey Bosa returns from the injured reserve. Through Week 7, Chargers enabled the seventh number of fast dumps (963). During Week 6, the Seahawks lit the Charger 213 yards.
The Chargers are a flawed team crippled by injury. Rashawn Slater left handle, wide collector Jalen Guyton and full-back JC Jackson made for the season. Mike Williams wide receiver is expected Missed a few weeks with a high right ankle sprain.
However, the Chargers do not seem to care about the direction of the group. Eric Smith, a senior writer for the group, recently answered fan mail questions. He adamantly denied that the Charger needed anyone more.
“You can bet the Bolts front office will definitely [sic] he writes. “However, I say this as someone with a lot of experience here, this is not the same as playing ‘Madden. ”
Real life and video games are different, but teams with playoff aspirations will come up with deadline agreements to get a player or players running. GM charger Tom Telesco hasn’t produced a single charger in 10 years of work, per Sports Illustrated.
Over the past two weeks, the 49ers have traded back to run Christian McCaffrey and the Jets traded back for James Robinson after rookie Breece Hall suffered a season-end injury. The Los Angeles Rams traded for Von Miller last season and won the Super Bowl.
Instead of hoping a small move can keep the team competitive, the Chargers have to think big. They need reinforcements for the playoffs.