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The Chargers selected Ingram at #18 overall.
Best: Re-Tooling at Outside Linebacker
The Chargers needed a pass rusher and a veteran run-stopper at outside linebacker, and they were able to get both in this year's offseason.
First came the signing of former Ravens 'backer Jarret Johnson, who is coming off of a decent season in which he recorded 56 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Johnson doesn't exactly put a lot of pressure on the quarterback, but he does set the edge well and can make huge plays in the run game. Those are qualities the Chargers were looking for at one of the OLB positions.
In the team's other big move, they were able to draft former Alabama defensive end Melvin Ingram in the first round. The Chargers were 23rd in sacks last year and Ingram will join pass-rushing threat Antwan Barnes on the outside this year, as the two try and improve on San Diego's troubles.
Barnes, Ingram, and Johnson give San Diego depth at the position and will help the team try and rebound from a disappointing 8-8 season.
Worst: Not Firing Head Coach Norv Turner
Norv Turner may be a good regular season coach, but so were Jeff Fisher and Andy Reid. Tennessee moved on from Fisher and half of Philadelphia's residents want their team to do the same with Reid. So why didn't the Chargers let go of Turner?
He's had the services of Antonio Gates, Shawne Merriman, Philip Rivers, Antonio Cromartie, Vincent Jackson, Darren Sproles, Michael Turner, LaDanian Tomlinson, Eric Weddle, and others during his tenure; up until last year, in fact, San Diego was considered one of the most—if not the most—talented teams in the NFL.
Still ,he's gone only 3-3 in the playoffs with a respectable 49-31 (an average of 10-6 per season) regular season record. His only really "successful" season came in his first year, when he led his team to two playoff wins and the AFC Championship Game.
Then, over the next two years, despite going 21-11 in the regular season and winning the division both times, he managed to only go 1-2 in the playoffs and was even upset in the divisional round by the upstart Jets in 2009.
Since then, the team has continued to deteriorate, posting records of 9-7 and 8-8 while failing to make the playoffs both years. San Diego's diehards have called for his firing as well as that of GM A.J. Smith, but the Chargers failed to make a move.
It's the definition of insanity, people: Doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different result.