Pass protection as a whole needs to be much better than it was in Week 1, but that starts with Scott, the player responsible for protecting the blind side of Rivers.
Scott wasn’t horrible last week, but he left much to be desired as well. Chargers fans are used to having performances like that out of Sam Tevi but without Okung, the offensive line is much weaker.
Against Kyler Murray last week, a much more mobile quarterback that Rivers, the Lions racked up five sacks. Three of those went to Devon Kennard. Looking at the struggles of the Chargers’ offensive line, look for Detroit defensive coordinator Paul Pasquloni to dial up the pressure in this one.
Scott will be the team’s left tackle for the foreseeable future and who knows, perhaps the entire season. There aren’t many ways for the Chargers to upgrade this position unless they trade for Trent Williams, which just doesn’t seem likely. With that said, Scott needs to show the team that he can be counted upon.
This is a huge game for Scott and he must be up to the challenge.