Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) is stopped by San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler (56) short of the first down during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers On Defense Against Titans

We have struggled on the defensive side of the ball so far this season. We have only played in a couple of games, but we have given up a ton of big plays in the passing game. We have done a decent job of slowing the run down, but receivers like Desean Jackson and Andre Johnson have made play after play against us. Do the Titans have that type of receiver on their roster?

The Titans are not afraid to go deep. They will toss it down to Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, and Kendall Wright. We can’t get beat by that deep ball again. We will have to figure some things out in the secondary. We haven’t been able to force many turnovers in the first couple of games. It would be a ton of help for the offense id we could shorten up the field and get an extra possession.

Jake Locker may not be the threat of Matt Schaub or Mike Vick, but he can move around a little bit and will pick up yards with his feet when it is needed.

The biggest threat on the Titans offense is Chris Johnson. He can break off a big play at any time and the Chargers will likely be focused on stopping the run again this game. The Chargers have had games against Arian Foster and Lesean McCoy so far this season. Chris Johnson is the same kind of threat in the ground game. We will have to be focused on slowing that down.

The Chargers will likely be without Manti Te’o in the middle of the defense. We will see who the team decides to put in the middle this time around. I think Reggie Walker deserves another shot in the middle. I wish we had another option.

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  • Johnnie Lovell

    I like walker. Especially after he didn’t give up running down McCoy on that long play

  • Gunnar Martin

    I don’t know if I’ve already said this or not, but we really need to send more blitzes this game. Clog up the running lanes, pressure a young QB if it’s a pass. The game will be won or lost between the hashes in this one.

    • Thomas87

      I agree.. We need to do a better job of reading plays and throwing a SS blitz or cb blitz in here and there .. Ghilly is good at that I can’t remember if it was fanfest or a preseason game but they kept sending ghilly n he was doing work!!

      • arnie

        Agreed, let Weddle give help over the top, evryone else needs to step it up. If not, I don’t mind seeing what Rex can do.

  • Thomas87

    I was excited about walker since we got him.. He’s physical n has quick feet…
    Somethin that mr.bird lacks.. Need manti out there to do quick reads cause it seems like our LBs are guessing alot.. To be honest I don’t want manti out there tomorrow he needs to get back in shape and push his foot before he gets out there cause I feel like opposing teams are going to pick on him…

  • Derek

    I’m just glad the KC trolls are gone

  • Nick in PB

    This and every game will be tough for our secondary if they keep,playing like they have. What to do? If you give them a cushion to prevent the deep ball, you’ll be giving up a ton of yards underneath. If you play press coverage and get aggressive, you may get beat by the long ball. The plays that we were getting beat by were mostly the one on one match ups on the outside with Jackson. Sherese is an aggressive corner that just went up against a quicker WR and with Weddle in the box, Philly took advantage of that match up many times. It’s tough when you have your free safety playing in the box and your so called strong safety playing deep cover. We need Weddle back there helping the corners. I also think that Sherese will bounce back. He’s a tough kid.