Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay (42) runs past San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) for a touchdown during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers defense has been terribly bad. The Miami Dolphins were unable to run the football last week against Tampa Bay. They couldn’t even get over 10 yards for the whole game. Their offensive line has been in all kinds of turmoil and the offense has been struggling, but the Chargers defense is the remedy for their troubles. The Chargers have not been able to stop the run game and the secondary can’t cover you or me. Even worse, they can’t tackle worth a crap.
That catch and run from Dolphins TE Charles Clay just shows it all. How in the world was he able to run past the whole defense and run over the guys in the secondary. That was embarrassing. I wanted to grab a paper bag and put it over my head right after that play. Who coaches this defense? Where are the fundamentals of tackling? Just ridiculous!
I understand that John Pagano is not playing with a full deck, but there are some things that you should be able to expect from some of these players. You would think that they can make some tackles.
I could barely watch when the Chargers defense was on the field. It is hard to trust them to make any kind of stop on defense. I had to hope that the Dolphins would commit a penalty or that the Chargers would finally get through that patchwork offensive line for a sack.
This defense is a mess. There are a lot of things that are wrong with it. The players are not playing well. They are missing key pieces on the defensive front. The corners are playing terrible and nobody on the defense can tackle.
It is a mess to watch this defense. I almost would rather watch this instead:
I said almost!