Aug 15, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) yells against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers defense will not look as bad when… Philip Rivers and the offense are able to play a whole game. Philip Rivers and the offense are the strength of this roster and they will hide some of the weaknesses in the defense. That is how it worked in our run to the playoffs last season and that is how it will have to work this season. It is a team game and our best defense last season was the ball control/clock control offense.
Philip Rivers has some great options to work with on offense. The run game is stacked with Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead. The pass catchers include Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal, Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. This team will move the ball down the field and move the chains. This team will eat up the clock and put up some points.
With this offense running up to speed, it should give the defense some breathing room. Playing ahead will give the defense some love. The defense still has to make stops, but having a Philip Rivers led offense will take pressure off. Opposing offenses will have a little more weight on their back and that gives the defense an advantage.
The team still has some scary options on the defensive line and the pass defense still is an unknown. The questions on the scheme still remain and the lack of stops on 3rd down are still a question mark. They still have to perform, but the roster on defense this year with healthy players already looks better than the one we had last year. We just need to put all the things together.