Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick (61) before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers O-Line Gets Praise From Titans


Tennessee Titnas defensive coordinator Jerry Gray has been impressed with the Chargers interior linemen – Chad Rinehart, Nick Hardwick and Jeromey Clary.

“When you watch them on film, (the interior line) is like a fortress for him and he’s standing back there, and if no one’s getting close, he’s making all the throws,” Gray said. “…The last two games, they’re not letting anyone come in there.”

They have done a good job the last couple of games and that is a big reason why our team has been doing well on offense. Philip Rivers is able to step up in the pocket and is a little comfortable in there.

Titans defensive linemen Jurrell Casey doesn’t exactly see things the way his coach does:

“I’ve been looking at them, they’re decent,” Casey said. “I wouldn’t say they are anything different than the other players that we’ve played against so far. Coaches are going to do what they do, pump them up, pump them up. But I look at every guy the same, they’re just another person in front of me. There should be no reason we don’t get push up the middle.”

Just to get any type of praise from the opposing team for our offensive line is a big change from last season. We were awful in so many positions last season.

Hopefully the offensive line will be at full strength this weekened. D.J. Fluker had a concussion on Wednesday and still has not been cleared to play. He is a game time decision and we can use any help we can get up front.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • Nick in PB

    We need DJ. This is s winnable game but the Titans aren’t the Titans of last season. They have a solid o line as well and it’s a home game for them. Just like the Chargers, they are growing better every week. Can’t wait for game time!

  • Lem

    Titans should get a few sacks and many hurries, problem with the pressure is Rivers will dump the ball off, SD has a great short passing game (2) RB’s that can chip block then become receivers. If you stop that, he will then hit Gates over the middle (no linebacker is going stop Gates, just to slow). Rivers has been getting better each week in a new offense and has shown the ability to control the tempo of the game. The Titans can not run a ball control offense with the Chargers having 8 in the box. I don’t see how the media experts are picking the Titans to win unless they thing (2) back to back cross country trips are just to much for a west coast team. The Chargers will score at least 28 points. Can the Titans offense score as many points as the Texans or Eagles NOT. Titans loose by 10

  • Rob Base

    I can see the Bolts winning the next 3 games. As long as the Oline stays healthy and they don’t turn over the damn ball !

  • Ioane

    We shouldn’t underestimate the Titans, they have the Steelers and Texans a run for there money. However, we always seem to match up well against them.

    If our OL can protect Rivers, than we should win.