San Diego Chargers 2015 Team Needs

By Ernie Padaon
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December 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers center

Marcus Martin

(66) blocks defensive end Corey Liuget (94) during the fourth quarter at Levi

Defensive end, Nose tackle

The games are won in the trenches. We can say this all day long. If we can win the battles up front, it allows everyone else on the field to get the job done. In the 3-4 defense, defensive ends and nose tackles are not going to have a ton of stats. Both Sean Lissemore and Kendall Reyes didn’t have many stats, but we can compare their numbers with Corey Liuget.

Corey finished the season with 57 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 passes defensed. Those numbers are really good for a 3-4 defensive end.

Now look at the numbers of Lissemore and Reyes combined. 61 tackles, 2 sacks, 0 forced fumbles and 0 passes defensed. We need to get more production up front.

We need to find someone that can produce up there and gobble up the defenders. Reyes is supposed to be a pass rushing specialist and he only had 1 sack during the year. Get some people that can push the pocket and stop the run game.