The nine-year veteran met his former team for the first time last season in Week 5 in Miami, but the homecoming was bitter-sweet. Chambers made an impact on the game, catching three passes including a 17-yard TD, but left early with an ankle sprain that derailed the middle portion of his season.
The Chargers lost that contest, 17-10, but Chambers feels San Diego's receiving corps is better prepared for Round 2.
WR Chris Chambers
Just like last year's Chargers-Dolphins game, this season figures to be a mixed bag for Chambers. On the plus side, he's in a stable environment where he's contributing to the NFL's top-ranked passing attack. On the other hand, he's losing playing time to young receivers Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee.
Chambers prefers to dwell on the positive and used it as motivation to refocus his game this offseason.
"[I] just got better," Chambers said. "My overall game just got better. And just understanding the whole offsense, really understanding the offense is where we've come the furthest."
It certainly helps that Chambers is more comfortable in San Diego's offense than he has ever been in any scheme. After dealing with revolving coaches and quarterbacks during his time with the Dolphins, Chambers cherishes his steady relationships with Philip Rivers and head coach Norv Turner, who called plays in Miami from 2002-03.
"[It's good] just knowing the guys a lot better," Chambers said. "It's good to have the same quarterback and the chemistry is great."
Unfortunately for Chambers, that chemistry has not resulted in big numbers. After being held without a catch in the season-opener against the Oakland Raiders, he caught two passes for 30 yards last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
Those aren't the kind of numbers Chambers is hoping for as he plays out the final year of his contract. However, he's blocking that out for the time being and focusing on the here and now.
"We are a week-to-week team," Chambers said. "Our goals are to win, make the playoffs and take it from there."