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Will the Chargers be able to stop the run game?

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Will the San Diego Chargers be able to stop the running game from opposing teams? Did they make any improvement in that department? 

What are the Chargers going to do in order to stop the opposing run game? The one thing that was not addressed in the offseason was the team’s inability to stop people from running the ball down our throats. On offense, we might have one of the best group of backs in the league, but we also don’t know how to stop opposing team’s from running the ball.

A lot is going to depend on the development of our middle linebackers. The guys up front have not changed and I don’t know how much more untapped potential they have. Kendall Reyes gets pushed around up front all game long. He can’t hold his ground and gets flushed to the 2nd level. That makes it tough for the linebackers. Corey Liuget and Sean Lissemore are solid, but it will be up to the linebackers to find a path to the backs.

Donald Butler has to play better. He struggled throughout the whole year. He signed a big contract and didn’t live up to the dollars. It seemed like his heavy wallet was holding him down. Now he has to show that he is worth the money or a rookie will take the playing time away from him.

Denzel Perryman was drafted in the 2nd round and it looks like he will be a hammer on defense. He still is green and will have his share of mistakes. Hopefully he will be able to erase those mistakes with some dazzling plays from time to time. I can’t wait to see him on the field.

Manti Te’o will be in his third season. We need him to be mentioned as a Pro Bowl player this year and then we will be sitting pretty. He could be a pivotal player in stopping the run. We need to see him around the football all the time.

We will see which guys step up. The competition is there at the position. Who will rise to the occasion?

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