San Diego Chargers: 3 Overlooked Key Players
You win as a team, and you lose as a team. Everyone knows that. Not one person in the NFL can go to the Super Bowl on his own; he needs a team. He needs players around him who are ready to join him on his quest for success.
Then there are the players who get overlooked. This always happens. Here are three players who have been overlooked in their contribution to the team.
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If this guy weren't important, it wouldn't have been a big deal when he took less money to return to San Diego. Malcom Floyd is a big reason for Philip Rivers' success. He has battled injury problems in recent years, but when healthy, the Chargers' pass game is more deadly than ever.
Floyd is 6'5'' and can jump higher than anyone else on the team, at least it looks like. He comes down with balls that only he could catch. The reason he doesn't get the recognition he deserves is because of the injury problems.
During the Chargers' six-game losing streak in 2011, Floyd was injured. Once he returned, his presence was felt, mainly by defensive backs of the opposing team.
Malcom Floyd is a main reason that the Chargers' offense is so explosive, which makes him very important in San Diego.
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Quentin Jammer, one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the NFL a couple of years ago, is out of his prime, there's no doubt about that. He, unlike most on this list, is not as important to the Chargers for his ability as he is for his experience and leadership.
Jammer needs to help the Chargers' secondary out in many ways. One way is to play consistently for a few more years, and another is to train guys like Antoine Cason and Marcus Gilchrist.
The time and effort Quentin Jammer has put in for the San Diego Chargers is outstanding, and for that, he's definitely an important player to the team's success.
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This guy is a force. When the linebackers make plays on defense, it's because Garay opened up the holes for them to do so. Last season was not his best, considering he played at a high level the year before.
Garay is like a center in basketball. They are there to make a statement. In basketball, when a player drives in for a layup/dunk and he gets hit by a 300-pound center, he will think twice about trying it again. That's what Garay does. He also puts a lot of pressure on the quarterback.
Antonio Garay adds flair and excitement with his personality and hairstyles as well. Garay is an all-around athlete and is very critical not only to the defense, but also in the locker room.