Corey Liuget Struggled Through Some Aches And Pains Early This Season

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback

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(9) lines on the ground after being sacked by San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey  Liuget (94) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Liuget is one of  the San Diego Chargers best defensive players. He has not had that impact that he had a season ago. He had a shoulder injury in the preseason and a source says that he struggled through some aches and pains earlier in the season:

A while later, told it had been learned elsewhere, on good authority, that he was struggling through some aches and pains, Liuget acknowledged that truth.

But he said it is simply a matter of managing, learning how to get the job done no matter what.

“It’s something you watch older guys do,” he said. “You see those guys go through pain here and there, but they push through and make it a season, and it shows leadership and determination that no matter what I can go out and face adversity and play this game.” – UT San Diego

Liuget is still getting respect on the field He is getting more attention up front and teams are running in the opposite direction. It wil be u to the other players around him to step up and make some plays. If teams are going to run in the opposite direction, it will be up to Kendall Reyes to make some plays.

Hopefully Liuget has fought through most of those aches and pains and is ready to make an impact again. We need someone on the roster to start making some game changing plays on the defensive side of the ball. Liuget is one of the guys that can make that impact. He has that type of ability.

He had his best game against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders struggled moving the football after the first couple of drives. Too bad the team was too far down and the offense kept giving the football up, because the defense was starting to hold the Raiders.