Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) runs out of the smoke during pregame introduction before a game against the Carolina Panthers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jarret Johnson Will Make His Return Against the Redskins

Jarret Johnson is going to be back on the field and that should be a boost for the Chargers defense. The same defense that has not given up a touchdown in the last 11 quarters. We have been short on outside linebackers, but in his absence, other players were given the opportunity to shine.

Larry English has done a solid job on the outside. He hasn’t been spectacular, but he has gotten his job done. Thomas Keiser has stepped in huge with his opportunity against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He showed that potential in the preseason and he has brought that pass rushing ability with him when he was called up. He is hungry to make plays and to get after the quarterback.

I still would love a lot more depth at the position and that might come in December with Melvin Ingram, but having Jarret Johnson back in uniform should be a bit of a boost for the defense and the team. The guys have been solid out there, but the tests are going to become more difficult as the season goes on. We will need all of our playmakers in the lineup when we face some of those potent offenses.

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  • Peter Thompson

    Hopefully, we are getting this injury bug off of our back early, and we will be healthy coming down the stretch, when other teams are starting to fatigue. It would be nice to see the defense getting better, and better as the season progresses. If our secondary can start playing at a high level, and our pass rush kicks in, we could be right where we expected to be when the season started. That would be HUGE.. especially the way PR plays in December. I am particularly looking for Te’O to start beasting out, and for Butler to come back and solidify the middle ; )

  • tubbs45

    JJ does a great job setting the edge and pounding Running Backs. We will need him big time! You know that the Hogs are going to try to run, run and run some more…

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I’m looking forward to seeing JJ & Keiser on the field at the same time, putting RG2 on his back is top priority. Cant wait for this game!