The San Diego Chargers defense always seems to have the issue at stopping quarterbacks that can get out of the pocket and run. Terrelle Pryor beat us. Michael Vick gave us trouble. Jake Locker ran around and made the defense look like a joke. Now we have to face Robert Griffin III. Will the Chargers defense be able to stop RGIII, even though he doesn’t have the same mobility as he would before his knee surgery?
Against the Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor won the game, but we started to figure things out later in the game. We were finally able to slow down their offense in that half, but we lost the game with our sloppy play on offense. We will have to take some of the lessons learned from that game and bring that knowledge over to stop RGIII.
Griffin will hold onto the football forever looking for his receivers to get open. There will be plenty of opportunities for the defense to get to him, but they will have to bring him down when they get there. The secondary will have to play disciplined and they will have to stick with their receivers for a while. When Griffin finally does escape, it will be up to Manti Te’o, Andrew Gachkar and Reggie Walker to make the play on him .
I have a feeling that Griffin will be feeling a few hits after this game. He was beat up after the Broncos game. He took a ton of hits. The Chargers have been prepping for this game for the last couple of weeks and they should have a good idea of what to do to Griffin. Other teams this year have been able to contain RGIII, so we should have looked over all that tape to find out the solution to this issue.
We will make the stops needed this time.