I asked him what has stood out to him about the offense in the first two weeks of training camp. His answer may help the team navigate through Alexander’s season-ending knee injury.
“Our versatility,” Rivers said. “We can do a lot of different things.”
Yes, Alexander’s presence was part of Rivers’ reasoning. Alexander is 6-foot-5, has great speed and can stretch the field. But Rivers’ thinks this offense will be "varied" and perhaps can handle the loss of a strong receiver.
Rivers likes depth at receiver and at tight end.
“I think we the ability to strike in different ways,” Rivers said. “There is varied talent on this offense."
Yes, the San Diego offense took a hit with the Alexander loss, but if Rivers is right, there is still hope for this unit without Alexander.