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Can The Chargers Defense Handle The Speed Of The Eagles?


Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) is stopped by San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler (56) short of the first down during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have a ton of speed on offense and they are on a 2-minute deal for the whole game. The guys will need to be prepared for the pace of the game. There is going to be a few guys that get winded. We need to make sure to get those substitutions in quick and make some things happen.

Head Coach Mike McCoy says he has a scheme and a package that he wants to put out there for the Eagles.

“We have a scheme on defense that we want to run,” he (McCoy) said. “Everyone is different. But we have a package we think is best against this team and the system they run. So we’re going to continue to do what we do.”

They better have guys that can wrap up and make tackles on that field. LeSean McCoy is one of the shiftiest backs in the league and he will make defenders look stupid. Mike Vick can run out of the backfield with the best of them. DeSean Jackson is one of the fastest receivers out there. How are we going to counter that?

It would be nice to have Manti Te’o out there on defense. We need someone to cover their tight ends and we need his instincts out on the field. Even if Manti did make his return for this game, it would be tough for him to be conditioned for this type of offense. We are going to see a mix of players out there.

I wonder what kind of package the Chargers are prepared to throw out there? Will we try to counter the Eagles with our own speed? Our defense has to start with stopping the run. If we can do that, we will be good.