May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English (52) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We Can’t Trust Larry English


There is no way that we can put our trust in Larry English. We have tried this before and it already bit us right in the butt. When has Larry ever lived up to our expectations? Even when we drop those expectations, he still doesn’t meet them. I have high expectations again for Larry, but I wouldn’t want to trust him to be my top starter without a backup plan.

Once Larry gets injured, who do we put in to replace him. Would we then have Tourek Williams as the starter once English goes down?

There is no depth on the roster at outside linebacker. There was a lot of trust in Melvin Ingram and Jarrett Johnson to for most of the season. Now that Melvin is likely gone for the season, the team needs to find someone to takeover Melvin’s role.

Dwight Freeney is the most logical option for the Chargers. We have to find a way to make things work financially, otherwise we will have to use Larry as the starter and sign some other vet for depth on the roster. That sounds like a scary, scary choice.

Get me Freeney or just shoot me in the frickin foot and let’s start this race!

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • arnie

    I agree Ernie. We can’t trust him. Not to stay healthy. Not to start.
    My take on it though, put him out there, let him start earning his keep. Or, let one of the UDFA earn his spot.

  • tubbs45

    No… Much like Respect, You must build trust, not be handed it!

  • Nick In PB

    He’s (English) just been given the “golden Ticket”. Let’s hope he does something good with it for a change!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Wowzers. This is such an unexpected turn of events. Time for this team to REALLY buy in to what McCoy is teaching, and persevere.

    • tubbs45

      still hoping to wake up to a healthy 54… I guess I will, in a f’in YEAR…

  • Bolt fan

    Shawne Merriman!!!!! He has some unfinished business in San Diego. I’m not saying his gonna be great but at least it will get the fan base excited. Even Freeney isn’t a great option in the 3-4 neither is any other FA. Come on San Diego! I want to see that Lights Out dance at least one more time and I know a lot of you fans out there would agree!!

  • Rob Base

    English will never live up to the hype. We all had high expectations which were never met. If he is the starter it’s going to be a long year! So get your cheese and crackers ready Bolts fans.

  • nativesandiegan

    I know this will be an unpopular choice right now, but wait about 11 months and…
    Somewhat inspired by TT’s pedigree in Indy, We let the chips fall where they lay. Don’t rush out to sign the first, or even use up any cap $ we get on June 1 and sign the best FA we can every time a player gets injured because we have so little depth. Do everything we can to protect Philip with the new schemes and 3 or 5 step drops, & our FA signings at TE and RB (who just happen to be great blockers). Then play the Larry Englishes, the rookies and inexperienced guys and see who can or can’t play, who shows real skill and desire; and who doesn’t. Give young guys real, actual experience and coach them.
    Then follow Indy’s example and:” With The First Pick in the 2014 Draft, The San Diego Chargers Select…; or San Diego has traded the first pick for… (finally getting our franchise LT plus another mid-first rounder, & maybe another 2nd this year and 1st in 2015. The first pick in 2014 is going to be in HUGE demand with Clowney and at least 1 franchise qb.
    Call me crazy or call me genius (not really), but this being TT’s first year he could pull it off without everyone calling for his head and cancelling Season Tickets. Just beat the Traiders and protect Philip. Some food for thought

  • OP Bolt

    Ernie – I hate all the choices from a return on investment point of
    view. So, is there another option? For example, are there backup OLBs,
    on other teams, that would be good enough/cheap enough to play in a
    rotation, that we could trade for (offering Royal, …, etc.)? I’m not sure how capology plays in that scenario.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      there is one rumor circling that is a little outrageous, but it is with Anthony Spencer of the Cowboys…. we would have to give up draft picks and try to sign him to a deal. He costs a ton against the cap right now, so i dont see that happening at all

  • Bigfat55

    I am a huge fan of Ingram , and was expecting him to quiet all the doubters this season . Having said that , I have to say all of this doom and gloom is a bit of an over-reaction . We are not going to fold up this season because of one player . First the Left Tackle situation was going to kill our season , now its this . Quit with the panic . We will miss Melvin for sure , but all is not lost .