So far today the Chargers have parted ways with Derek Cox, Le’Ron McClain and now Johnny Patrick. McClain wasn’t a surprise, but Telesco had previously said he believed Cox would do better in his second year in the system.
I respect Telesco for moving forward and building this team to win now. As we mentioned this morning, stud corners are available (such as Alterraun Verner), and San Diego’s biggest weakness last year was the cornerback position. If the Chargers can get drastically better in the secondary — where they were one of the league’s worst last year — imagine what 2014 may hold considering the team made the divisional round last year. The Bolts were not in a position to chase big money free agents like Verner, but with these moves, they just may be able to lure some players to help immediately. It’s pretty clear the corner position will undergo a complete overahul, but signing a big-time free agent may also give the Bolts some flexibility in early rounds of the draft. While I imagine San Diego will take two corners in the first four rounds, I also think the Bolts will be better suited taking the best player instead of the best player at a certain position with the extreme depth in this year’s draft.
We will keep you updated with players like Jeromey Clary still candidates for cap casualties, but the Chargers are making moves. In a lot of ways, it’s a sad day around Murphy Canyon Road as these players have families and friendships in the community, and our support goes out to them. However, it’s clear this organization is ready to bring the city its first championship.