The San Diego Chargers desperately need to add a pass rusher on their defensive line. San Diego went from being tied for second in the National Football League with 47 team sacks in 2010, to being tied for 23rd in this category with 32 sacks during the 2011 season. San Diego’s d-linemen combined for 11.5 sacks in 2011 while Antwan Barnes had 11 sacks at outside linebacker. San Diego has the 18th pick in the upcoming draft. I am choosing former Illinois Fighting Illini defensive end Whitney Mercilus in the Rant Sports 2012 NFL Mock Draft. Mercilus, who stands at 6-4 and 265 pounds, led the NCAA with 16 sacks during the 2011 season.
Philip usually has said the right things around the media, but he has said that it hurt to lose a guy like Sproles last year. He also went onto the radio the day after Vincent Jackson had signed with Tampa and said that he couldn’t sleep well that night. He was excited in the morning to find out that we brought in Robert Meachem though.
I tend to look at this Chargers free agent class as a Scotch drinker might consider what’s rolling around the palate. I like it, but I’m not entirely sure why. This may require your acquiring an acquired taste.