Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Can John Pagano Pull It Off One More Time?


San Diego Chargers DC John Pagano has mixed some things up and has gotten a lot of production the last few weeks of the year. During the year, Pagano was handcuffed with the lack of depth on the roster. He was missing a lot of athleticism and talent on the defensive side of the football. He did the best he could with it and often it wasn’t enough.

A lot of key players are back on the field and Pagano is able to open up the playbook a little more.

Here is what Denver Broncos OC Adam Gase thinks of Pagano and his defense:

“He does a good job of mixing his pressures – who is coming. He brings everybody,” Gase said. “And then just the front movement. Sometimes you think you’re getting pressure and then all of a sudden everybody drops out. He does a really good job of making sure that you’re on it and then you constantly are challenged throughout the game.”

The Broncos are aware of some players returning to the field. Gase talked a little about it also:

“Pagano does a great job as far as using the guys that he has – with [linebacker Melvin] Ingram back, obviously that causes a different dimension as far as a problem,” Gase said. “He does a great job of mixing it up. It is not an easy scheme to play against and he does a very good job of keeping you off balance.”

Pagano has a big challenge. He will have to lock down Peyton Manning all over again. It won’t be easy.

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  • Brett

    Let’s go Johnny P!!! Let’s mix it up and show Peyton some different looks. BOLT UP!!

    • sss

      Dude dont say Johnny P, that’s Johnny Patrick’s name, our nickel and hes on IR

  • Cgoodness13

    C’mon Pag man make me wrong!!!

    • joerockt

      He already made you wrong guy…

  • PakMaN

    I hope Ingram snaps peytons neck during their opening drive! I want an easy win, my heart can’t really take anymore close games!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahahhahaha… terrible. but i want to kill them also

    • DXW

      Stay classy, San Diego.

      But don’t worry, it won’t even close. This game will be over by halftime.

      Denver 52
      SD 17

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        So why the fuck wasn’t it like that the first time they met??? And the second???
        You are basically going on the logic that the 3rd time is gonna be the charm??
        SD has nothing to lose, they improved they’re outing each game vs. Denver, and you are gonna come in here and go with that??? We shall see come Sunday when the final seconds tic away….

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Hahahaha…

          • 619chargers4life

            Lol

      • arnie

        Still at it? And still got nothin’ to back it up.

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