As usual, the Los Angeles Chargers have high hopes for the upcoming NFL season.
However, every season, they seem to fall short of expectations, and their fans have gotten used to disappointment and heartbreak over the years.
On paper, they seem to have one of the better squads in the AFC on both sides of the football, but they need to find ways to put it all together and at least be in the discussion for conference supremacy by January.
Analyst Tom Pelissero outlined three things the Chargers need to do in order to have a successful 2023 season.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) June 28, 2023
The first thing he mentioned is to stay healthy, something the team always has trouble doing.
Last season, a number of their key players, including wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, offensive tackle Rashawn Slater, pass rusher Joey Bosa, and cornerback J.C. Jackson all missed extended stretches of action due to injury.
The second item on the analyst’s checklist was the relationship between star quarterback Justin Herbert and new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
The Chargers were criticized for their conservative passing game, which consisted of lots of check-down passes and a limited number of passes that went beyond 10 yards, and the hope is that Moore will change that.
He comes from a Dallas Cowboys team that had been one of the league’s best on offense during his four years as their offensive coordinator.
Beyond that, Pelissero mentioned that Los Angeles needs to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champs.
The team has managed to be competitive when going head-to-head against Patrick Mahomes and company, only to lose most of the time in recent years.NEXT: Former NFL Coach Shares A Sad Reality About The Chargers