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Three keys to Chargers defense being dominant

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: The Los Angeles Chargers defense celebrate after an interception during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: The Los Angeles Chargers defense celebrate after an interception during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Joey Bosa getting a sack on New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning
Joey Bosa getting a sack on New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning

Joey Bosa

The fourth-year defensive lineman out of Ohio St. should be the most eager to get back to the field after finally getting back healthy this offseason, unlike last offseason where he suffered a bruised left foot. In 2018, he didn’t perform up to his standards which he acknowledged was hampered by the bruised foot that forced him to sit out the first nine games of the season.

He was only able to post 23 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery through seven games last year.

Now that he had time to get healthy, and a so-far injury-free training camp it may be safe to say that the 6-foot-5 280-pound defensive end is back to old form, and we may see a version of his 2017 self that made the Pro Bowl.

If the defense wants to get to the next level, getting back a healthy Bosa would be a start but he would also need to stay healthy as he has a little bit of injury history as well. In 2017, that was the only season in which he played and started all 16 games.

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