Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s talk about this defensive game plan that we saw from John Pagano yesterday. That was the best defensive plan that I have seen in a while out of the defensive coordinator.
The team was able to create pressure on Russell Wilson throughout the game and they made sure to keep him in the pocket. The coverage on the receivers was tight and the team only struggled to cover the backs out of the backfield and the run from Percy Harvin. Those should be things that can get cleaned up. They attempted to clean it up later in the game and were able to make the stops they need when it counted.
Check out the next few pages to see the players that stepped up on the D this weekend.