Chargers: 2013 weakness turns into strength
Last year, The San Diego Chargers were among the worst teams in the league in pass coverage with -47.6 overall grade; 3rd worst in the NFL. Their highest ranked cornerback last year (Johnny Patrick) was listed as the 95th best in the league.
All that has changed in just a year for The Chargers who now have the 4th highest pass coverage grade in the NFL. A big reason for the turn around is offseason free agent pick-up Brandon Flowers; who as of now sits comfortably as our top ranked cornerback (+10.1). Flowers looks to be one of the major free agent bargains this year.
Another reason for quick turn around is rookie CB Jason Verrett, who came out of the gates on fire with +3.5 game against The Cardinals Week 1. Unfortunately, Verrett has been slowed down by a hamstring injury the last two weeks; however he looks to make his return this week against The Jets.
Also in the defensive backfield is All-Pro safety Eric Weddle, who is doing what he does every year ranking in the top 6 for safeties and second year player Jahleel Addae who made his first start last week (+1.1).
The impressive turn around for The Chargers is a huge reason as to why they are 3-1 and look to be one of the better teams in the NFL this year.