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Cason, Jammer shutting 'em down

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006

    By Kevin Acee
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.

    Only nine cornerbacks in the NFL have had more passes thrown to their side of the field this season than the Chargers' Antoine Cason.
    “I love it,” said Cason, who has been targeted 34 times. “I’m out there. If you feel that’s the matchup you want to take advantage of, try it.”
    Cason’s man has made 20 receptions for just 201 yards, a 10.1-yard average that is ninth-lowest among cornerbacks who have been targeted more than 15 times.
    Across the way is Quentin Jammer, who has been targeted just 23 times and is allowing an average of just 8.9 yards on the 10 receptions he’s allowed. That’s the lowest average in the league, among players targeted more than 15 times. And it’s why teams have gone after the guy who is in his first year as a starter.
    “Of course,” Cason said. “(Jammer) has played nine years. He’s played consistently all those years. I didn’t expect anything other than this. They want to take advantage of me. I’m here to tell them they’re not.”

    Dombrowski still playing

    It appears Brandyn Dombrowski will be the Chargers’ left tackle a good portion of Sunday’s game at St. Louis.
    Norv Turner acknowledged Thursday that Dombrowski and Marcus McNeill could split time against the Rams.
    “I think it would be real difficult (for McNeill) to go in and play (a full game),” Turner said. “He’s worked for three weeks. It is like having training camp and then going out and playing 60 plays your first game. That is a challenge. So, we need to evaluate that over the next couple days and have a plan for what we are going to do there.”
    McNeill is roundly considered to be in fantastic shape, but he just reported to the Chargers on Sept. 25 after staying away all spring and summer in protest of his contract.

    Mac’s big numbers

    If McNeill plays all five years of his extension, he signed a very good contract on Thursday morning. The deal could pay him $48.5 million in new money and an average of $9.35 million over the five-year extension. That makes him the fifth-highest-paid left tackle in the NFL.
    But the contract gives the Chargers all the power, as only the $2.236 million he will make in 2010 is absolutely guaranteed. There are an additional $22.25 million in virtual guarantees – McNeill’s salaries in 2011 and ‘12 and a portion of his ’13 salary -- but the Chargers have until the third day of the 2011 league year and first day of ’12 and ’13 to decide whether to keep McNeill. There are no option bonuses, and McNeill’s ’14 and ’15 salaries are not guaranteed.

    Nuts ‘n’ Bolts

    Ryan Mathews returned to practice after missing Wednesday with soreness in his ankle. Said Turner: “We want to push it and get him as many carries as we can. He worked last Thursday and obviously was real sore on Friday and wasn’t able to do as much as we would like. I think from watching him today, and hopefully everything goes smooth tonight and he feels good in the morning, that we will be able to up his load a little bit (Sunday at St. Louis).”
    • Inside linebacker Brandon Siler returned to the field Thursday, but just to work on the side. The Chargers hope he will return to practice next Wednesday, meaning Siler will miss his second straight game.
    • Wide receiver Buster Davis returned to practice after missing Wednesday with a rib injury. Fellow receiver Legedu Naanee missed a second straight day with a hamstring strain, but there remains optimism he’ll be available Sunday.
  2. setanta74

    setanta74 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Anyone miss Cromartie? No?...didnt think so. The whole D is working well and our two CB's are getting it done. Keep it up guys.
  3. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

    Jul 22, 2007
    A lot of their pass rush success this season is due to insanely good coverage from the secondary.
  4. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

    Jul 27, 2007
    And vice versa....
  5. boltsnow

    boltsnow BoltTalker

    Oct 13, 2006
    I love this quote. Best part is he has been backing up that quote.

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