The Chargers did not attempt a trick play in their first nine games. That doesn’t mean they’re incapable of an occasional sleight-of-hand. Their struggling offense, in fact, has found ways to make a 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end disappear.
Hunter Henry, the second-year pro out of Arkansas and one of the team’s most dangerous weapons, has played a big part in what little success the Chargers’ offense has had. When he has been targeted more than three times, the Chargers are 3-1. When he’s not, they’re 0-5.
“I want to get him the ball,” coach Anthony Lynn said. “I like it when he’s involved, because our offense seems to flow better.”
The offense purred in a loss to Miami...