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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Mixing it up

    Count safety Eric Weddle[​IMG] among those who loved the wrinkles Chargers Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera threw at the Chiefs last week, particularly the ones that involved the safety blitz.
    “Keep them coming,” Weddle said through a smile. “We’ve just got to keep getting there.”
    Defensive backs, specifically Weddle and Gregory, logged two of the Chargers’ five sacks last week, but Rivera believes mixing things up benefitted the rushers up front as well.
    “In some cases it creates a little more one-on-one,” Rivera said. “If (the offense) isn’t sure where your pressure is coming from, they may turn the protection the wrong direction or a guy that may be assigned to one guy, if that guy doesn’t come he’s leaving without chipping. It creates a lot more one-on-one matchups.”

    Fullback time

    Jacob Hester[​IMG] is listed as the team’s starting fullback, but in recent weeks he’s split time with Mike Tolbert[​IMG] at the position. Turner said that particularly last week he used the rotation to help Hester after he missed two practices with the flu, but Turner plans to continue to use both players regularly.
    “We took a little bit of pressure off (Hester) playing Michael a little more last week but I see them splitting time,” Turner said. I think it’s a good setup for both of them. I think it helps both of them in terms of not getting beat up and not having the wear and tear of playing that position (full time).”

    Quick hits

    -As of Thursday afternoon, the Chargers were approximately 1,000 tickets shy of lifting the local television blackout. Tickets are available now at the Chargers’ ticket office at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium, at www.Chargers.com and through TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.
    -After review by the Elias Stats Bureau, defensive end Luis Castillo[​IMG] was credited with a sack last week, his second of the season. The play was originally ruled a rush for no gain by Matt Cassel but changed to a sack.

    -Dick Enberg and Dan Fouts will broadcast Sunday’s game for CBS.
    -Following his four-tackle performance in Kansas City, linebacker Brandon Siler[​IMG] leads the Chargers with 10 special teams tackles this season.
    -With 1,206 combined yards (rushing, receiving, kickoff and punt returns), running back Darren Sproles[​IMG] leads the NFL in all-purpose yards this season.
  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest


    WTF? Did Rivera just start coaching defense? Duh. :icon_evil:

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