November 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (40) is stopped for a loss by San Diego Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram (54) during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Why Do The Chargers Hate Melvin Ingram?

What did Melvin Ingram do to the coaching staff? Why is he on timeout? Can we let the kid play? Can we just see what he can do? The kid shows promise when he plays, but he is constantly watching from the sideline.

Against the Bucs on Sunday, he was only in the game for 11 snaps and he rushed the quarterback on 6 plays. Three of those plays he was able to hurry the quarterback. Half the time!

Am I missing something? Is it his short arms? Is Jarret Johnson that much better defensively? Teams might be able to run the ball better with Johnson on the sideline, but quarterbacks are getting all day to throw the football. Against teams that don’t run the football often, Melvin should see significant time. Maybe even start him against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. He can be a difference maker. He can force some turnovers. He just needs to be on the field.

Maybe I an the only one that believes in that short armed linebacker, but I want to see him given a chance. Let the kid play!!!

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  • Sean

    He was on the injury report for a knee, probably hurt it during the game

    • Ernie Padaon

      he did hurt it during the game and that contributed to his limiting his playing time. but even without an injury in previous games this season, he doesnt get enough snaps.

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Norv is the problem.He’s the coach and he’s not putting Ingram in is he ? Maybe the Chargers are sending a message out to us fans.(No fan support.No team in San Diego) Like the Rams did. Just saying…

  • 619chargers4life

    i feel the same way. i dont get it.

  • Saul Lopez

    couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Stefanie Smith

    The idiot management is the problem. Melvin has talent and still has a passion. Yes, the coaches should let him play. I get a headache thinking about all the bonehead stuff Chargers’ management does. OMg, you don’t actually think AJ is benching him to keep him healthy so the Chargers can trade him for someone?

  • arnie

    hmmmm. if i have to guess, he’s splitting time with English, ( whom they refuse to release, even though he makes no impact) an they signed have jaret johnson. ingram is a rookie, and it looks like they are in no hurry to put him in. i’m cool with that. let him learn how to play thet game, as you let him earn it. While i appreciate what they are doing with Ingram, if he can make an impact, with more playing time, english should not be taking time away.
    best guess.

  • JoseSD

    I think its just cause he’s a rookie and Shaun Philips and Jarret Johnson have seniority, wont be a problem next year I think SP’s contract is up and I think they’d rather use the cap space on some CB help and let Cason leave.

  • tbell11

    Once Norv and AJ leave, we might have a promising team next year. They can finally draft a tackle in round 1 to replace Gaither and Clary. They can also draft OG Chance Warmack to replace Green who has been a disappointment. They also need WR and CB help. Jeez! what the hell was Norv and AJ thinking.