Chargers bold prediction: Tillery gets two sacks
This is what I predicted last week, and Tillery failed to come through. However, I will double down with this prediction. Against the Texans, the Chargers’ defensive line mostly attempted to keep the running game in check and contain Watson. This week, a couple of different factors should improve the situation for Tillery.
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First of all, while the Texans’ offensive line is not good, the Dolphins have managed to field an even worse offensive line and have allowed 4.3 sacks per game this season, compared to Houston’s four sacks allowed per game.
Besides the quality of the opposing offensive line, the mobility of the quarterback should also factor in. Watson is as slippery as quarterbacks come at the moment of evading a sack and extending plays. Josh Rosen simply doesn’t possess that ability.
The Dolphins are the perfect opponent for the Chargers’ coaching staff to give minutes to younger players. Tillery’s play has a few fans concerned, but he may only need one play to lift his confidence and get him going. The Chargers should give Tillery plenty of playing time and plenty of opportunities to rush the passer; it may be all he needs to turn the switch on and start terrorizing opposing offenses.
These are the three bold predictions for the Chargers’ game in Miami. Look out for next week’s article to see how these predictions fared.