What should the Los Angeles Chargers do on defense without Joey Bosa on the field against the Kansas City Chiefs?
What is the Chargers game plan on defense without Joey Bosa on the field?
I think it would be stupid to think that we will get the same amount of pressure running the same ol’ game plan without Bosa on the field. We are going to have to dial up a few more blitzes going into the game and get pressure in different ways. We are going to have to find different ways to bring pressure.
One of the biggest keys to stopping the Chiefs offense is to get pressure on Patrick Mahomes. We can’t allow him to sit back and wind up that arm to launch it deep down the field to Tyreek Hill. I would hate to have him lifting up that peace sign to Casey Hayward again. If we let Mahomes get that time, just look for the toast on the field.
Can Isaac Rochell really get after the quarterback and get the pressure that is needed?
I think Rochell will have his moments to shine, but there are times that he will disappear. I know we like him and believe that he can hold his own, but he isn’t Bosa. Rochell just won’t have the consistency at getting after the quarterback as Bosa would bring. We can’t deny that Bosa is a beast at pressuring offenses and setting up his teammates for success. We have to do some things a little different.
So what is good ol’ Gus Bradley going to cook up for this game? Who is he going to send?
I can see him getting the rookies involved in the pass rush. Ochenna Nwosu will come off the edge and get after the quarterback. Derwin James will get his opportunities and be sent in on a blitz. Melvin Ingram is going to have to dominate and someone else is going to have to step it up.