Chargers Grades: Continued
The linebackers should get some kudos for helping to stymie the run as well as holding Josh Rosen to 180 yards through the air. Thomas Davis led the unit in tackling again and Drue Tranquill recorded three solo tackles, a game-high. Tranquill continues to be one of if not the best performing rookies in this class. Denzel Perryman continues to build back into starter-ready shape and quality of play, but in this contest the linebackers played fine. Again, it’s the Dolphins.
Defensive Backs: A
If you could just ignore Devante Parker (4 catches for 70 yards and a TD) you could call the “Jack Boys” elite in their effort against Miami. Alas, a big game from Parker keeps me away from giving an A+.
Michael Davis got his first career interception, Rayshawn Jenkins continued his so-so (elite in Coach Lynn’s eyes) play by leading the team in tackles with six. A performance like Sunday, limiting any team to 10 points, is something to smile about. Smile, if not for the performance, but for the mere thought of how good this unit will be with the return of Derwin James and Adrian Phillips.