About That San Diego Chargers Defense…

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Time to talk about this defense. What in the world was that. The Houston Texans drove the ball down the field on them all game long. We kept points off the board when we finally made one stop on a 4th down run and when they missed a field goal attempt, but we could never get off of the field. Even when it was 3rd and long, the Houston Texans were still able to convert. It was a frustrating thing to go through.

The offense even spotted that defense with a 21 point lead and less than a couple of quarters to go. The Texans gained almost 450 total yards in the game. Everyone knew that Andre Johnson would get the ball, but we couldn’t do anything to stop it.

Dwight Freeney looked like old Dwight Freeney, but he didn’t get any support from the rest of the guys up front. Where was Corey Liuget? With all kinds of attention on Freeney, someone else should be able to make a play.

This defense now has to deal with a Philadelphia Eagles offense that put up a ton of yards and points on the Washington Redskins yesterday. Will we be prepared for that?