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The Way We Hear It...

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. robdog

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    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/merriman03.jpg" alt="Shawne Merriman" />

    The recent emergence of first-round pick Shawne Merriman couldn't be coming at a better time for the Chargers. Finally healthy and with his motor in high gear, Merriman, who has been playing roughly half the snaps, splitting time with Ben Leber and at times Shaun Phillips at the LOLB spot, is making his presence felt, especially in the pass rush. Extra pressure can only benefit a secondary that is struggling to stick with opposing receivers without drawing flags. Also, starting weak-side LB Steve Foley, the emotional leader of the defense, may need to be shut down for a week or two prior to the team's Nov. 13 bye week. Continuing to play in games with an abdominal strain he suffered in September has prevented it from healing. Although no move has been officially discussed, we're told that it's conceivable to see Merriman switch sides to take Foley's place should Foley miss any time.
     

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