Welcome to the inaugural edition of the “Bolt Bag” or to “Charge Cards” or to “Write Back” or to whatever moderately clever pun we think of.
The goal here is a simple one: You ask questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.
This past week, the Chargers wrapped up their off-season workout program — at least the formal portion — with a trio of on-field workouts. They were open to the media, as were a handful of the team’s OTAs, and the big takeaway was that it’d be foolish to have any big takeaways from these kind of workouts.
As Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is fond of saying, anyone can look good in a pair of shorts (hear that, all you dads), and it’d be tough to make any major decisions or judgments before the pads get put on during training camp.
Still, we did learn some things, and here’s what you wanted to know:
“What was the Chargers’ plan when drafting Mike Williams?”
— Lanjoith (via email)
Well, I can tell you what the plan wasn’t — to take a guy who would be sidelined the entire summer with a lower back injury.
The emailer went on to point out the Chargers’ depth at receiver — which would’ve been a strength even without picking Williams.
I think the plan here was simply to try and get the offense, namely Philip Rivers, weapons that can make an immediate impact, and Williams’ ability to win in vertical spaces gives the offense a weapon…
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