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Relying On Chargers LB Larry English…


May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English (52) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With Dwight Freeney down the San Diego Chargers have to rely on Larry English at outside linebacker. That is a scary proposition, but what other choice do we have?

Larry English was brought to the Chargers to replace popular LB Shawne Merriman, but he has never come close to the hype. He has never really gotten a good opportunity to prove himself because of nagging injuries. This is his chance to get a ton of playing time, but there definitely are skeptics from everyone.

We need to see him get on the field and make a few things happen. He has shown a quick first step off of the line, but he likes to run right into the offensive linemen when he is coming from the outside.

Losing Freeney is going to be a tough loss for the Chargers to deal with. Freeney put pressure on quarterbacks and made them get rid of the football before they wanted to. Without Freeney, there is nobody else on the roster that can provide that pressure. Larry English has to be someone that can do it.

But can he?

We need to see Larry English making impact plays. Behind Larry English is rookie LB Tourek Williams and I am not sure he is ready for this competition.

The Chargers will need to bring in someone to help out with the pass rush. Not sure who that is going to be, but someone has t ostep it up. Right now, all eyes are on Larry.