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Chargers' Phillips steps up

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    Source: USA Today
    <blockquote>By Jarrett Bell

    <img width="225" height="245" align="left" alt="Shaun Phillips has stepped up as a starting linebacker after the shooting of Steve Foley. "I'm trying to give our team what he brought to the table," Phillips said." title="Shaun Phillips has stepped up as a starting linebacker after the shooting of Steve Foley. "I'm trying to give our team what he brought to the table," Phillips said." src="http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/10/18/phillips.jpg" />SAN DIEGO - In a footrace to the quarterback, prolific San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman concedes that he should not finish first.

    Shaun Phillips is supposed to win.

    That's what an explosive first step can do. It can violate a passer's comfort zone and make a prideful ball of intensity such as Merriman marvel when considering his bookend on the league's top-ranked defense.

    "With me, (defensive end) Luis (Castillo) and Shaun, it's like a race," Merriman says. "That's just the competition between us. Pow! Who gets there first?</blockquote>
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