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John Pagano Speaks A Bit About S Brandon Taylor


Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) runs the ball while defended by San Diego Chargers strong safety Brandon Taylor (28) during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator went onto XX 1090 to talk with Darren Smith and shared his thoughts on a number of things. The question about S Brandon Taylor came up in the conversation. Smith asked why Brandon Taylor has not been active and if he was healthy to start playing. Pagano is nothing like Mike McCoy when it comes to the media. He will spill everything on the table for you.

Here is a little bit of what he said on the radio:

“Its hard to get on the field when guys in front of you are playing. The biggest situation, he had a little bit of a scare coming off his knee coming off of training camp. He has been doing anything we have asked of him scout team wise…”

Hard to get in the game with the guys playing in front of him? Gilchrist has not been tearing it up back there and Taylor still cannot get a chance on the field? Should that be a little worrisome on where some of us project him as a player?

I would love to see him get a chance on the field. He wasn’t one of those A.J. Smith reaches in the draft. He was projected by many as a 3rd round selection, but he had that injury and has not been able to get on the field since.

I would love to see him get in the mix a little more, but if the coaches believe that he can’t beat out the players that are already there, then that is a little worrisome. He isn’t even active during the games. One day he will get his shot and I am looking forward to seeing him there.