As you all know, I (killa) live in San Diego. So being here in San Diego, you can feel and hear the buzz of the Charger fans. You can see the anticipation of the draft. The best fans on the earth, with the best team on the earth! I happen to be on the trolley when the topic of Larry English came up. A theory/question/thought by a group of fellow trolley riders was formed.
Should we put Larry English into the DE rotation? Should he be converted or start over Jacques Cesaire? Now the way I see it, This isn’t a good move. Some random fans thought otherwise, they believe he should have his hand on the ground. As a DE in college at Northern Illinois Larry English was 2x MAC Most Valuable Player (2007, 2008).
In college, he was the nation’s career leader in sacks (31.5), sack yardage (220) and tackles for loss yards (283), ranks second in tackles for loss (63). His 31.5 sacks are a school record, playing in 50 games starting 47 over a course of 5 years.
In 2 years as a Charger, he has 4 career starts and played in 24 games missing half of his rookie season. He has 53 tackles 38 are solo with only 5 sacks in 2 seasons, 1 pass deflection and 1 forced fumble. Not exactly the numbers everyone was hoping for, considering his college career.
What do you think, would he be better suited for a DE? I would have to say no. His build is not of a defensive linemen, I would have to say he is better suited as a linebacker with his build (6-2, 255 lbs). Anyone think this would be a great idea, because I sure don’t. If Larry English can stay healthy and get into the rotation, He could become a dominant player. Let’s not give up on him yet! In most careers, the 3rd year is where stars break out.