September 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is pressured by San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 22-14. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers vs Titans: Chargers on Defense


Here are a couple of keys for the Chargers defense in the match-up against the Tennessee Titans: 

Contain CJ4yards
The Chargers’ front seven handled Darren McFadden in the run game last week and they will have to deal with another speedster this weekend. Chris Johnson racked up a whopping 4 yards last week against the Patriots! Can we hold him to 3?

Chris Johnson has the potential to put up 200 yards in a game, but he has struggled with heavy wallet syndrome. We cannot wake up the sleeping giant. Keep him contained and force the rookie quarterback to try and beat us.

Capitalize on the Mistakes
The Titans have a rookie quarterback, Jake Locker, controlling the offense. Most rookies can be forced into making a couple of poor decisions. when Locker does make that bad decision, Atari Bigby or Marcus Gilchrist need to make sure that they come down with that interception. I don’t care if you have a broken hand, if it hits your cast, you better come down with a pick.

Pressure the Hurt Locker
Force the action here on the kid. Don’t let Jake Locker get comfortable in the pocket and force him to make decisions quick. Shaun Phillips, Donald Butler and company need to find a way to terrorize the youngster.

Don’t allow the big play
The Titans have players that have big play ability. Chris Johnson has already been mentioned earlier in this post. They will also have Kenny Britt coming back from suspension. Britt is a burner and playmaker, keep him contained.

What else do you want to see from the offense in this game?

  • bolthead612

    A couple turnovers (either ints or fumbles), sacks and 3 n outs. Also i just wanna see a dominant group! BOLT UP!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/claylocke Clayton J. Locke

    Does anyone at Bolt Beat review articles before the composer posts them? Jake Locker is not a rookie. Furthermore, not only was he drafted in ’11, he played (very well) his rookie year when given the opportunity.