Who is this Lawrence Guy?
Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs with the ball as San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) and Chargers defensive tackle Lawrence Guy (71) tackles in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Who in the heck is this Lawrence Guy player? He came out this weekend and impressed. He was one of the bright spots on that defense and special teams. First, he blocked the field goal on the Redskins opening drive. Then he had the play where he batted down Robert Griffin III’s pass and it was intercepted by one of our defensive linemen for a touchdown.
Here is a little background information on Guy. He was selected in the 2011 draft in the 7th round, pick 233 by the Green Bay Packers. He was a practice squad guy for them and was then picked up by the Indianapolis Colts last season. He was released by the Colts this season and the chargers took their chance at him.
He has played in a couple of games for the Chargers now and has 2 tackles and has already knocked down a pair of passes. He stands at 6-foot-4 and has been able to get his hands up on the defensive line. Those tipped balls always give the team an opportunity to bring it in for an interception.
He is getting used more and more on the defensive side of the football. Hopefully he can keep getting pressure and getting hands on balls. We need a bunch of players on that side of the football to step up and make some plays.