Big trades are usually not part of the game plan for the San Diego Chargers but no team should ignore an opportunity when it comes. With the New York Giants hurting at corner, could the Bolts send them Quentin Jammer?
Prince Amukamara and Michael Coe losses expose Giants defense
Tony Romo isn't a bad quarterback. So when he has a good night against a defense, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. For the New York Giants, it wasn't so much that Romo played well, it was that they couldn't cover the Dallas Cowboys receivers. Third receiver Kevin Ogletree had a coming-out party with two touchdown catches and over 100 yards receiving. Miles Austin and Dez Bryant both made huge plays down the field. Part of the reason is their own talent but looking across at the Giants defense offered some answers about why they had such a good night. New York already lost starting corners Terrell Thomas (torn ACL) and Prince Amukamara (high ankle sprain) during the preseason. Things got worse against Dallas when reserve Michael Coe went down with hamstring problems. Never had the Giants so badly missed Aaron Ross who they let leave in free agency. Looking ahead, the injuries could linger for the defending champions unless they do something about it. Clearly they can't rely on depth like last season. Maybe the front office can work a trade.
Ryan Mathews and Vincent Brown injures make Jammer expendable
San Diego isn't always the first team that comes to mind when looking for help on defense. Their storied history has mostly focused on offense with quarterbacks like Jon Hadle, Dan Fouts, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. However, these are special conditions. The Chargers have a pair of pretty good corners in Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason. Both will become free agents next season. That headache adds on to the a growing list of injuries for San Diego on offense. Receiver Vincent Brown sits on injured reserve while running back Ryan Mathews tries to work his way back from a broken collarbone. Their losses have exposed the Chargers offense to some severe problems. New York on the other hand has depth at those roster areas. If a trade centered around Jammer or Cason the Giants might part with one of those players such as Domenik Hixon.
Working out trades for players is hard mostly because two sides see the value of those players differently. Quentin Jammer is a 33-year-old corner to the San Diego Chargers. Yet to the New York Giants he is an experienced veteran who could fill in for the losses of Prince Amukamara and Michael Coe. It all comes down to opinion.