San Diego Chargers Season Recap & 2015 NFL Draft Needs

San Diego Chargers Season Recap & 2015 NFL Draft Needs

san diego chargers season recap 2015 images nfl

The San Diego Chargers entered 2014 after being sent home by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 Divisional Round. The Chargers had high hopes for head coach Mike McCoy’s second season despite losing offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to the Tennessee Titans.

chargers head coach mike mccoy working through losing season 2015

Well, the Chargers certainly started out well. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, the Chargers rebounded by beating the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-21 in Week 2, the beginning of a five game winning streak over which the Chargers outscored opponents 147-73.

Unfortunately for the Chargers and their fans, things went downhill quickly after the winning streak. The Chargers dropped their next three in a row to the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and Miami Dolphins. The loss against the Dolphins was the low point in the Bolts season: Philip Rivers was unable to lead the team to a single point as they got stomped 37-0 in Miami.

chargers lose to kansas city chiefs 2015 images nfl

The Chargers only lost three more games the rest of the season (vs. New England Patriots, vs. Denver Broncos, and at Kansas City Chiefs), but that would prove too many in the competitive AFC. The Chargers finished ahead of only the Oakland Raiders in their division, missing the playoffs with a 9-7 record.

chargers philip rivers not leading team for season nfl 2015

The Chargers could definitely use some help to get back to their winning ways in 2015, and what better way to improve a team than drafting some young talent. The Chargers have a bunch of holes to fill on both sides of the ball; and after going 0-4 in their division (excluding the two wins against the Raiders), the Chargers will need a lot of help this season if they plan to compete with the Broncos and Chiefs. Here are the San Diego Chargers biggest needs heading into the 2015 NFL Draft:

chargers ryan mathews bulge not so hot for season nfl 2015

Running Back: Ryan Matthews has been a reliable back for years, but he has lost his spark as of late. On top of that, Matthews has been injured a lot more often over the past few seasons. Matthews is a free agent this offseason, and the Chargers don’t seem to be interested in keeping him in San Diego for another season. Getting a running back that’s ready to start out of the draft is not out of the question, and the Chargers should still have Danny Woodhead in 2015. Look for the Chargers to take the best running back available in the middle of the draft to supplement Woodhead, and maybe even take the majority of the carries out the backfield.

von miller with demetrius ware threat to san diego chargers 2015 nfl

Offensive Line: On top of drafting a running back, the Chargers should bring in some big guys to help him out. The Chargers had the third worst rushing offense in the NFL this past season; and sure, they had some injuries at running back, but the offensive line definitely deserves some blame for that. The Chargers had one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2014 as well, and not being able to succeed on either side of the ball in the NFL means no playoffs. The Chargers have to face Von Miller and Demarcus Ware twice a year, so if they don’t fix the offensive line before Week 1, Philip Rivers will be on the ground more than not in 2015. The Chargers should probably look to use their 1st round selection on a lineman this year. They don’t exactly have an early pick, but there will be plenty of talent left when they’re on the clock. If the Chargers don’t make a huge improvement to their running back with this draft they will most likely be sitting at home come January once again.


Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

Top 5 Quarterbacks to watch in NFL 2017 images

Top 5 Quarterbacks to watch in NFL 2017

Shane MclendonFebruary 22, 2017
Darrelle Revis Felonies 2017 images

Darrelle Revis Felonies

Shane MclendonFebruary 20, 2017
darrelle revis could save jets nearly $10 million 2017 images

Darrelle Revis could save Jets nearly $10 million

Chris MauriceFebruary 20, 2017
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots jersey conspiracy 2017 images

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots jersey conspiracy

Shane MclendonFebruary 16, 2017
victor cruz era ends as giants cut wide receiver 2017 images

Victor Cruz era ends as Giants cut wide receiver

Chris MauriceFebruary 15, 2017
Chances for Atlanta Falcons to Rise up in 2017 images

Chances for Atlanta Falcons to Rise up in 2017

Shane MclendonFebruary 14, 2017
jerry jones cant bear thought of losing tony romo 2017 images

Jerry Jones can’t bear thought of losing Tony Romo

Chris MauriceFebruary 13, 2017
kirk cousins payday could make him highest in nfl 2017 images

Kirk Cousins payday could make him highest in NFL

Chris MauriceFebruary 13, 2017
myles garrett gives dallas cowboys a video idea 2017 images

Myles Garrett gives Dallas Cowboys a video idea

Chris MauriceFebruary 13, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription