More Robert Mathis and His Thoughts on 3-4 Defense

There had been some question marks on free agent Robert Mathis and his ability to adjust as an outside linebacker in our 3-4 defense. I just went ahead and asked him on twitter and here is his response:


Better rush opportunities for someone that continually is in double digit sacks every year? YES PLEASE!

Line him up with Shaun Phillips, Donald Butler and Takeo Spikes AND then have Antwan Barnes and Jonas Mouton coming off of the bench. A lot of people would love to see us draft Vontaze Burfict out of Arizona State also to add to that mix. That would be a bunch of fast (minus Takeo) and athletic linebackers on that defense and they would be able to make some good things happen.

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  • JonVivian

    Does anybody in their right mind believe that ANY free agent of this stature will wind up in San Diego? HA! Hardball/hardnose AJ will never give anybody market value. No big time free agent is coming to San Diego, don’t get your hopes up Ernie. And when Burfict is available we will hear “With this pick the San Diego Chargers choose Joe Nobody from Eastern Podunk University”. Then Dean and AJ will gush what a great citizen he is. Broken down and can’t play, but he is a GREAT person…..

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @JonVivian of course I would be crazy to think that we would get anybody we have even heard of in the draft or in free agency.

      I hate that stupid GREAT PERSON bit that we use on everyone we draft.

    • RussellGrant

      @JonVivian@epadaon If AJ is being serious about keeping his job he might decide to change tactics. There are rumors being bounced around that the Rams are moving back to LA which, if true means The Chargers stay here. And if they stay here, AJ now has to worry about keeping his job, not just playing caretaker for a team that’s getting ready to jump ship. He also knows he has to put lipstick on the Norv pig to make it more attractive to look at for one more season. A hitter on defense would make people forget just how much he’s screwed up so far.

      • JonVivian

        @RussellGrant@epadaon AJ came out last week and basically said status quo….

        • chargerclipperfan

          @JonVivian@RussellGrant@epadaon he said he’s looking to add 1 or 2 impact players with exp this off season

  • JonVivian

    I like Burfict. We need someone nasty on defense. But I’m quite sure he won’t fit Dean & AJ’s choirboy mold.

  • Jeffrey Perkins

    I have been saying for months the Chargers need a playmaker, last one was light’s out shawn. Teams feared us!!!! Bring in Manthis Aj if you want to contend next year.

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