The 2014 season hasn't even begun for the San Diego Chargers, but that won't stop us from making early predictions for this year's squad.
A bold prediction for last season would have been recognizing the Bolts as playoff contenders, but who would have guessed that first-year head coach Mike McCoy had it in him to lead what was considered a rebuilding team into the postseason?
Or who could have predicted that San Diego's third-round draft pick, with one good knee at the time he was drafted, would blow up into a star player his rookie year?
Predicting the bad is just hard. If you had told me Malcom Floyd, Melvin Ingram and Dwight Freeney would all go down with major injures early in the year, I wouldn't have believed it. The same could be said for Derek Cox and his disappointing season. Never would have predicted it.
As preparations for the upcoming season continue, let's take a look at some bold and slightly less bold predictions for the Chargers in 2014.