Relying On Chargers LB Larry English…

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

With Dwight Freeney down the San Diego Chargers have to rely on Larry English at outside linebacker. That is a scary proposition, but what other choice do we have?

Larry English was brought to the Chargers to replace popular LB Shawne Merriman, but he has never come close to the hype. He has never really gotten a good opportunity to prove himself because of nagging injuries. This is his chance to get a ton of playing time, but there definitely are skeptics from everyone.

We need to see him get on the field and make a few things happen. He has shown a quick first step off of the line, but he likes to run right into the offensive linemen when he is coming from the outside.

Losing Freeney is going to be a tough loss for the Chargers to deal with. Freeney put pressure on quarterbacks and made them get rid of the football before they wanted to. Without Freeney, there is nobody else on the roster that can provide that pressure. Larry English has to be someone that can do it.

But can he?

We need to see Larry English making impact plays. Behind Larry English is rookie LB Tourek Williams and I am not sure he is ready for this competition.

The Chargers will need to bring in someone to help out with the pass rush. Not sure who that is going to be, but someone has t ostep it up. Right now, all eyes are on Larry.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Rob Base

    Bahahaha that’s funny! Let’s see if he can stay on the field first!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    He seems to be out there alot this year and hasn’t really done much, not sure if added playing time is going to make his better but you never know, he is the best practice player ever lol

    • arnie

      You know what, larry actual put some pressure on Romo. It was nice to see him not quit, trying to get to the QB.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        uh huh, well thats cool but Romo was still slinging it. It was his own guys dropping the ball not the pressures. I wish the best for English, I hope he does turn into Freeney JR

        • Bill Nichols

          Not sure if you were watching the same game as the rest of us. We had good pressure on Romo, especially on the first drive, then again at the start of the second half. Hell we had so much pressure Homo literally dropped before getting hit. That is a signature Homo move when he has already been hit, and people are getting close. Here’s to hoping Pags calls up some blitzs to hide the lack of us having perennial pass rush rusher. Bolt The F Up!!

          • Alter Ego

            Thats what I saw as well Bill.

          • joerockt

            I had to rewind that a few times for some really good laughs. Dude wasn’t even touched and he curled up in the fetal position lol.

    • Alter Ego

      Meh…he gets more credit than your giving…we are better with him.

  • Sergio Quintero

    I actually seen him get pressures this year, his level of play is pretty close to the current version of Freeney, so more than the loss of talent its the lack of depth that is concerning. I would sign Andre Carter to compensate for the loss of personnel.

  • Daryl Peek

    I say stand pat at OLB if no other shining options are out there. We could just call Keiser up off the practice squad for depth. I always liked Keiser’s motor.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    On a side note, the Charger/Cowboy fight video on the right side of the site is pretty sad. Drunks fighting on video, beer bottle to the head and drunk fighting words….to bad that had to happen. Looks like Raiders fans in cowboys clothes.

  • Alter Ego

    I believe in Larry. Stated that at the beginning of the year.
    This is his chance to be great…we drafted him to be great…I believe he will.
    Unleash the fury in your belly Larry – its go time.

  • joerockt

    If “Almost Sacked” was a stat, LE would lead the league. Lets hope he can get over the top.

    • Alter Ego

      Nice avatar Joe…almost sacked is a stat…its called pressured. Larry has .5 more sacks than Freeney this year. So thats a start.

      • joerockt

        Nor am I seeing “Pressured” as an actual statistic either. Link?

    • 01001

      Yeah, It it is, It’s called pass rush pressure and divided into two categories, QB hit and QB hurry and they’re very important

      • joerockt

        And where are you seeing those stats? I’ve looked at nfl.com, cbs.com, yahoo.com, espn.com, etc and none of them show QB hit and hurry.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I have faith in him. There is a reason why he was drafted so high. And no, that reason is not just AJ being AJ.

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