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Marty Schottenheimer, I'll get you for cutting Wes Welker!
While defenses did have to deal with lightning quick running back Darren Sproles out of the backfield, they did not have to contend with a quick slot receiver.
Look at New England's success with Wes Welker, or better yet, the Chargers' success with Tim Dwight. Defending guys like that is an absolute a hassle.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had the answer to the lack of a slot threat, "Yo Vincent, go long!"
Against normal receivers, defenses would have had an easy time preventing the Chargers from completing all those 3rd and long bombs last season, but Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd regularly beat double and even triple coverage.
Single coverage was almost laughable as most defensive backs couldn't out-leap, out-run, or out-position any of the Chargers big guys.
To start for the Chargers, you must be at least 6'4" and weigh no less than 230 pounds.
With maximum protection and time afforded to Philip Rivers and San Diego Globetrotters manning the receiving spots, most defenses simply could not match up.
But with Pro Bowl left tackle Marcus McNeill joining Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson on the couch this year, the need for a quick twitch slot receiver that can make things happen in a hurry may arise rather quickly.
Enter Buster Davis.
Davis may have only seen the field one time last season, but he was a perfect compliment to Malcom Floyd. Floyd made the big plays with nine catches for a whopping 140 yards, while Davis did the grunt work picking up 52 yards on six catches against the Washington Redskins in the 2009 season finale.
Fifteen catches for 192 yards from your top two receivers is outstanding.
Davis got open extremely fast and Billy Volek found him with the football. Of course, when Davis beat the defense deep, Volek threw up a wounded duck that fell incomplete.
Yes, the 6'1" Davis has size and deep speed as well.