The Chargers biggest off-season acquisition, quite literally, may have been the free agent signing of 6’7, 330 pound left guard Orlando Franklin and the re-signing of left tackle King Dunlap.
But one could argue there’s no player that Philip Rivers missed more last season than Danny Woodhead, who was lost for the season after breaking his right leg week two in Buffalo. But a noticeably relaxed Woodhead is back, healthy and at full strength. It’s easy to spot the bond he’s formed with running back Branden Oliver, who stepped in admirably to a depleted running back core as an undrafted rookie. Woodhead discussed what jump Oliver has made in his second year, how the Chargers running backs complement each other and why on-field chemistry with Philip Rivers is like riding a bike.
“We’re going to change guys around all the time. I think it’s just right now, the past couple days, he’s played in there and we’re trying to find the best five combination so we’ll give it a couple days and you’ll see more movement as time goes on and once we think, hey, this might be a good five to stick with we’ll stick with it but then we’ll make some changes too because you never know when you have a switch depending on how many guys you dress game day, if somebody goes down, you gotta flop something or we’re going to change that continuously.”
Mike McCoy on why D.J. Fluker has spent some recent time at right guard