If the Chargers want to beef up their defensive line, they should invest some money in free agency on one of the best nose tackles in the game. Damon Harrison of the New York Jets is a free agent and will be testing out the market. The Jets don’t want to lose him, but they have to put their focus on Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency.
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The Chargers have been looking for elite defensive line players since Tom Telesco took the job as the general manager. Sadly, he has been trying to fill up the defensive line from products via Wal Mart. At some point, Telesco needs to quit the bargain hunting and bring in more talent on the defensive line. Telesco spent the cash to keep Corey Liuget around, but he has not added anything else up front. The time is now.
Adding “Snacks” on the defensive line would be huge for the run defense. Harrison can clog it up with the best of them. Adding him up front would free up the other players on the front 7. I would love to have his big body clearing up the path for Manti Te’o to make plays in the backfield. He would keep Te’o clean from all the mess up front. Denzel Perryman would wreck shop with Harrison jamming things up. Imagine Perryman running clean to make a hit on a running back. BOOM!
Tom Telesco has shown interest in some nose tackles in the past when they became free. I remember when Telesco was pursuing Earl Mitchell of the Texans to play the nose before he went off to sign with Miami. Maybe Telesco can finally make the signing this time around.
Adding Harrison with Corey Liuget and a possible draft pick like DeForest Buckner would be golden. Melvin Ingram and Jeremiah Attaochu rocking the outside and Denzel Perryman and Manti Te’o on the inside. That is a young, but talented group of players that could become a force on defense.
It all starts in the trenches! We need to win the trenches!