How Can Chargers Get Their Defense To Play Like That?

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) is pressured by San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Defense still wins championships. Defense still is king. After Peyton Manning broke records all season long, we saw that the Seattle Seahawks ridiculous defense was far superior on Sunday night.

The Chargers know what they need to do in order to beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos. The Seahawks roster is full of talent on the defensive side of the ball, but the Chargers need to build their team in the same demeanor. The Chargers needs to stack up the defense with speed and hard-hitting players.

The Chargers seem a long way away from matching the Seahawks talent on the defensive side of the ball, but we have some pieces that we can work with. We have young athletic players to the equation that will contribute. We just need to go into the offseason building on it.

We need more pass rush. We need to get to the quarterback and disrupt everything Peyton Manning does in the pocket. We need a secondary that can shut things down. We need athletic linebackers that are able to make big hits and shut things down. We need a pair of safeties that can track down everything.


We have some good players that can do things already. Melvin Ingram is one piece to that puzzle. Donald Butler is a big piece to the puzzle. Eric Weddle is awesome. This defense needs to strike fear around the league.

We need more talent. We need more talent!