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OLB Shawne Merriman (Stephen Dunn/Getty)

The Chargers' star players have proven they can fill up a quote board, but how about a stat sheet? Shawne Merriman and LaDainain Tomlinson publicly questioned their team's character following a 24-17 loss in Jacksonville, yet neither player has lived up to last year's lofty standards.

The Chargers were the envy of the league in 2006 with the most dominant player on both sides of the ball. LaDainian Tomlinson led the league in rushing (1,815 yards) and set a single-season record with 31 touchdowns. Shawne Merriman led the league with 17 sacks despite playing in only 12 games. This season has been a different story. Tomlinson has been held under 100 yards in four consecutive... Recommended Stories