Melvin Ingram is seeing less and less of the field. Through the first 4 weeks of the season, it looked like the team was prepping him to take over a majority of the snaps at outside linebacker.
Over the last couple of losses, Melvin has been getting less playing time. He has seen less than 23 percent of snaps in both those games. In both those games, we had a nice lead at the half and knew that the opposition would try to pass the ball to get back into it, but Melvin was still on the bench.
In the last game against the Denver Broncos, Melvin only saw 14 snaps! Against the Saints, he only took 21 snaps which was 29% of the defensive snaps.
When we know a team is going to try and pass the football to make a comeback, wouldn’t it be in our best interest to keep our best pass rushers in the game? When the Saints and Broncos are trying to mount a comeback, wouldn’t it be best to put Melvin in the game?
Maybe the Chargers don’t want to use Melvin in a prevent defense? Maybe we shouldn’t ever use that stupid prevent defense!
Even though Melvin is still looking for his first sack of his career, he is a far superior pass rusher to Jarret Johnson. He constantly is getting pressure on quarterbacks and he uses his short arms and athleticism to bat down passes at the line. Johnson has never had more than 6 sacks in a season and has never been considered a good pass rusher.
The Chargers need to find a way to get Melvin on the field. He has big play potential, but can’t contribute anything on the sideline. Let Supa Melvin PLAY!