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San Diego Chargers 2011: Shawne Merriman Would Have Been Elite If He Stayed

Discussion in 'Smack Talk' started by 1 Cool Guy 13x Troll, Mar 2, 2011.

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    Before many of you readers start bashing me on this, let me take some time to explain myself. Shawne Merriman was a victim of a really serious injury. That's unquestionable. What was in question is the scheme that Merriman would have came into if he was healthy.
    Merriman isn't a guy that fits Ron Rivera's defense. Rivera's defense is a zone base scheme. Merriman ain't the zone type of guy. Many of the Chargers' sacks this season that help them ranked second in the league in sacks were "coverage" sacks. This means that the QB usually can't throw the ball due to the secondary and linebackers often blanketing the field with disguised zone coverage, giving the rushers a longer time to get to the QB.
    By no means is Merriman that type of player. Shaun Phillips is a very well-rounded OLB. He's not great like Merriman in pressuring opposing QBs but he's good enough to be able to pressure and play zone coverage also.
    Let's be honest here, Merriman's health and lack of stats the past couple of years aren't the reason why he is no longer a Charger. The only reason why Merriman is gone is because of the Chargers' problems on special teams. That's right, special teams is why he isn't wearing the San Diego uniform next season.
    Merriman wasn't getting on the field due to his health and seeing how many of the Chargers' special teams players were getting hurt left and right, Merriman was taking up a roster spot that could be used on a special teams player. Antwan Barnes came in to be that guy and also contribute on the defensive side of the ball.
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    Now that Ron Rivera is gone, the Chargers now have Greg Manusky as the defensive coordinator. This is where I feel Merriman would have found his legs again. Why? Because Manusky is running the same exact scheme that Merriman made a name for himself in.
    Manusky's scheme isn't zone based, it's based around aggressive play-calling and sending the house against a QB forcing him to make a mistake. Merriman was a beast in this type of defense. It was said that he revolutionize the LB position much similar to how Lawrence Taylor did back in the day.

    Merriman had the size of a defensive linemen and the tenacity of a heat-seeking OLB which made it hard for any coordinator to scheme against him. He demanded the attention of the opposing offenses and it often took more than three blockers to block him which was tough as it freed up one on one blocks against the other Charger players who were good in their own right.
    If you look at Merriman's stats back in his first two years in the league, you can easily see what type of player he was for former DC Wade Phillipsz aggressive defense. Subsequently, the same defense that Manusky is bringing back to San Diego next season.
    In Merriman's 2005 rookie season, Merriman had 57 combined tackles, 10 sacks, four pass defended and forced two fumbles. He started only 10 out of 15 games, putting up ridiculous stats that essentially put him in the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
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    In 2006, Merriman had 62 combined tackles, 17 sacks, seven pass defended, one interception and four forced fumbles. He went to the Pro Bowl again.
    His first two seasons, playing in Phillips' defense, got the Chargers a player to put on the defensive side of the ball that instilled fear in opposing offenses.
    Merriman is no longer with the Chargers. The Chargers may look for the next Merriman in the draft to fit this defense the way he did for Phillips in the 2005-2006 seasons.
    There will be the likes of Ryan Kerrigan, Akeem Ayers and Jeremey Beal amongst others in this upcoming draft. I believe that the next big time player is within those ranks but one can't help wondering what a young, healthy, recovered Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman would have done for the Chargers again in the scheme that made him one of the most feared OLBs in the entire league.
    Only if fate had him stay, I honestly believe under DC Manusky, Merriman would have been back to putting opposing QB's lights out.
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    lol, ANOTHER 1 COOL GUY. In gaming u better be great to smurf my name. Hope u represent well friend. At cpl when we won AA summer, the whole team was 1 cool guy's (if u want the replay I could send it to you-we were so dominate our strats they stopped the whole tournament to protest that we had an unbeatable strat(We practiced top secret for months before event i designed it), and hence demanded the rules changed so teams could have a chance of beating us. So they couldn't go after the real one in matches, was great tactic and helped us dominate tourney, was funny as well true story. I have the all time record for players smurfing my name in various video games hard to believe but yea. This is why I try hard to not be sponsored and stay low profile. (I went i think 16-2 in the finals record still to this day of dominance in a lan event) It was so funny when in WIC pub server whole clan came in with my same name and everyone was laughing and confused. In gaming they say u are not great until ppl copy your name.

    Be great, no fear and live the dream. How can teams beat us when we all used my name and I was top player plus my tactics lol it was great!

    By the way I loved SM, great long post brother. I have many of his jersey's still. Nice to see your long detailed strong post u have the look of a champion. Get a stronger icon/avatar. If u need one let me know I can dig u some my championship icon's that will make u more legit. Let me know which video game or if u like chess more and ill get u original one's :).

    Dude your kinda smart and knowledgeable your worthy of being on a championship tra1n. CHU CHU! (Have to bold your #1 instead of "L" or "i".)
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    Ohh Sh!t. There's two of this guy now.
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    I really hope there is a lockout!

    When I say I am done, I am done. I will not have to come back and read this crap!Now there are 2 of these Aholes!
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    I'm just surprised at how seriously this guy takes his little act.
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