With so many acquisitions in the offseason, the San Diego Chargers have a lot to ponder in the creation of a pre-training-camp depth chart. Large voids left by big-time players still need to be filled, and while the pieces may be in reach to do so, there's still some big decisions to make as to who's ready to step up.
Last season was unacceptable for a San Diego team that was drawing interest as a possible Super Bowl pick toward the beginning of the season. As a result, both head coach and general manager are sitting in the hot seat with a lot to prove early in 2012. The AFC West has gotten even more competitive, making a once routine trip to the playoffs an uphill one.
The personnel to get the job done is on this roster, but plugging in the right players is the biggest challenge for this talented squad. Another 8-8 season in San Diego would make life for Norv Turner and A.J. Smith a living hell.