Reggie Walker Has Been Nice Depth In The Middle

Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Justin Forsett (21) tries to run past San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Reggie Walker (52) during the second half of the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

One of the players that have stepped up for the San Diego Chargers defense is middle linebacker Reggie Walker. Walker was signed onto the roster in the offseason from the Arizona Cardinals and was mainly known as a special teams player. He has gotten the opportunity to see a lot of action on the defensive side of the football and he has made the most of his opportunity.

Walker has filled in for Manti Te’o while he has been sidelined and with Donald Butler out, he has seen some extra time. Andrew Gachkar has been the starter for the last couple of games for Butler, but Walker sees a lot of time during passing situations. He has a lot of speed in the middle of the defense and leads the huddle on 3rd downs. He comes in for Manti Te’o in different packages. He gets in the game in passing situations.

When we face off against the Denver Broncos, I wonder who will get most of the playing time in the middle. They pass a ton and the Broncos will use the no-huddle offense in order to keep the defensive personnel that they want on the field.

In Walker’s first season with the Chargers, he already has set career high in tackles with 22 and he has his first 2 sacks of his career with the Chargers. He is getting a lot of opportunities to play and has been good in situations. He definitely has been a nice find for the depth on this defense.

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  • Gunnar Martin

    This was a really savvy pickup. Reggie’s been a great fill-in. Who needs Martez Wilson anyways? He obviously sucks if he got picked up by the Raiders. Nice job Walker!

  • Daryl Peek

    I wonder why they continue to list Walker as an OLB?!?

    http://www.chargers.com/team/roster/Reggie-Walker/dd9e0ece-a37f-497f-b056-1a41ceafe74c

    This is his best season production wise.

    • boltingindiego

      typo only reason why i can think of.

  • aformen

    I like his stop on Henne on the last play, other than that, He has a tendency to get blocked out of plays and has can’t stop mobile QBs, Didn’t like him when he played alongside Gachkar and Vick ran all over the field at will, nor was he any help when Locker and the Titans running offense put up over 170 yards on the ground. Those all happened under his watch and since Te’o has been back, the Mobile QBs running numbers have gone down, even when Te’o debut in the Cowboys game, he had majority of the 2nd half snaps and Romo, yes Romo, manage to run up the middle and Walker look like a spectator again like he was against Locker, not sure who blew that one since Butler played in that game.

    Dude is an athlete and can make plays now and then but he’s not the LB you want if you are looking for solid footballing for 4 straight quarters and a W. I like that they’re slowly fazing him out of the 3rd down packages, the team was still getting killed on the 3rd down snaps when he gets in there.

  • boltingindiego

    my only negative side on the walker signing was the release of dj smith wished it was bird instead.

    • RZ

      Shit me too..If DJ is still available I totally would drop B man and pick him back up.

  • tubbs45

    Walker has been playing very well and finishing tackles… Keep it up big fella!

  • Bill Nichols

    This dude has been flying all around the field, and getting some money shots. Would really like to see Manti, Butler, JJ, and Melvin, but hey so far, very impressive.

    Off topic…. Can you guys get rid of that Brady / Manning bullshit we see every freaking day? Who gives a shit anyway? Bolt Up!!

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