Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) throws as he is pursued by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Thomas Keiser (90) in the second quarter of their game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers LB Thomas Keiser has been a huge lift to the defense. Keiser is benefiting from better play from the defensive line as well, but he is getting to the quarterback and making plays in the backfield. He comes off of the edge quick and with attitude. He gets to the quarterback and he wants to rip his head off and then he celebrates like a wrestler that is about to jump off the top ropes and drop an elbow like Macho Man.
He played well in the preseason and was a tough player to cut in camp, but nobody picked him up and we kept him on the practice squad. Now he is on the roster and is making plays. He is putting pressure on the quarterback and forcing team’s to take notice of him. His effort coming from the blind side has helped this team develop a pass rush that was AWOL.
It is strange that the team is getting more pressure on quarterbacks with Dwight Freeney out, but they have figured out a way to get it done. Keiser has been part of the answer. Hope he can continue his strong play. Keep hitting.