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Playing to strengths

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: Chargers.com

    <img alt="Despite missing key players throughout the season, the Chargers are still second in the NFL in total defense thanks to depth and a proven system." id="image3352" src="http://bolttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/29152_282wh.jpg" />

    By Casey Pearce

    Last Sunday the Chargers got starting defensive end Igor Olshansky back from injury, but this week they will be without Luis Castillo."  Linebacker Shaun Phillips appears ready to go, but the team is still playing without Shawne Merriman.

    Despite having to shuffle their lineup, the Chargers are still ranked second in the NFL in total defense, lead the league in sacks and are fourth against the run."  On Thursday defensive coordinator Wade Phillips discussed how he and his staff have thrived while counting on various backups to step up.

    "Whoever is there, we've got to coach them and they've got to help our team win," Phillips said."  "We alternate them (in practice) so they have some work."  We really work hard in the classroom with those guys, letting them know that they need to be ready when the time comes."  When they're on the field, we always make them get a rep even when they're not in there."  We make sure they know the call on every play, they watch what they're supposed to be doing."

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