Chargers On Defense Against Titans

By Ernie Padaon

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

We have struggled on the defensive side of the ball so far this season. We have only played in a couple of games, but we have given up a ton of big plays in the passing game. We have done a decent job of slowing the run down, but receivers like Desean Jackson and Andre Johnson have made play after play against us. Do the Titans have that type of receiver on their roster?

The Titans are not afraid to go deep. They will toss it down to Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, and Kendall Wright. We can’t get beat by that deep ball again. We will have to figure some things out in the secondary. We haven’t been able to force many turnovers in the first couple of games. It would be a ton of help for the offense id we could shorten up the field and get an extra possession.

Jake Locker may not be the threat of Matt Schaub or Mike Vick, but he can move around a little bit and will pick up yards with his feet when it is needed.

The biggest threat on the Titans offense is Chris Johnson. He can break off a big play at any time and the Chargers will likely be focused on stopping the run again this game. The Chargers have had games against Arian Foster and Lesean McCoy so far this season. Chris Johnson is the same kind of threat in the ground game. We will have to be focused on slowing that down.

The Chargers will likely be without Manti Te’o in the middle of the defense. We will see who the team decides to put in the middle this time around. I think Reggie Walker deserves another shot in the middle. I wish we had another option.