Danario Alexander should have never been a San Diego Charger. Heading into the season, Chargers fans were excited about the depth at Wide Receiver that was meant to offset the loss of a superstar in Vincent Jackson.
Robert Meachem, Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal, Micheal Spurlock, and Richard Goodman. Chargers fans were excited about this group headed into the season. Then, Spurlock was cut before the season started after Vincent Brown had broken his foot in a preseason game. Richard Goodman didn't last all that long before landing on IR himself, and Eddie Royal struggled to get healthy all season.
This is a Chargers passing offense that centers heavily around Antonio Gates. There really only needs to be 2-3 healthy WRs because the team will never run a "spread" formation with 4 or 5 WRs. They team could probably survive with Meachem, Floyd, and a hobbling Royal. At least, they could if Meachem was performing at even an "average" level, which he was not.
The panic button was hit, more by Norv Turner than A.J. Smith, when Danario Alexander was signed off the street. Norv was tired of Meachem, and wanted a tall receiver that would fight for balls. It didn't matter that the guy was unproven or had entered the league with bad knees (that never really got any better). It didn't matter than Philip Rivers had no idea who he was. One of the two epic free agent failures for the 2012 Chargers was sent to the bench, with his replacement being a guy that nobody knew.
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