What does the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, have in common with the San Diego Chargers?
They all have success practically every year in their division.
Every single one of these teams have had many situations in the past where a player gets hurt and the next person behind him just steps up or a guy through the draft just comes in and perform.
What kept the Chargers at the top of the AFC West is having the ability to just reload talent from within.
Guys who have the ability to succeed and show it when a man goes down is what keep these teams on top of their division for so long.
AJ Smith is the reason for why the Chargers are still at the top of their division and the reason why the Chargers haven't gone down the road of obscurity after so many changes.
I still believe that no team has seen personnel change in a six-year period more so than the Chargers.
Let's look at some of the changes that have occurred during the Chargers road to continued success that got them to be one of the top NFL teams year in and year out.