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LA Chargers: 3 early takeaways from 2021 minicamp thus far

Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The LA Chargers defensive front is all about maximizing Joey Bosa

The LA Chargers have one of the best pass rushers in the entire league in Joey Bosa that has not even hit his ceiling yet. Still relatively young, Bosa has plenty more left in the tank and the scary part for other offenses is that he has not even reached his full potential as an edge rusher.

That is what Brandon Staley is here for and that is what the goal of the defense is going to be. We all know of the success that Staley has had in his previous defenses, especially with getting star pass rushers their due diligence. The goal for the Bolts is to maximize Bosa’s ability.

Bosa explained the complexity of the defense that the Chargers are adopting with Staley calling the shots and explained something that Staley had already alluded to in prior press conferences: the goal is to get players in one-on-one matchups.

Spoiler alert: things are not going to be great if Joey Bosa gets many one-on-one matchups. Go rewatch his tape against the Buffalo Bills if you do not believe me.

Staley understands that the key to unlocking the best Chargers defense in 2021 is getting Bosa going. He claimed that the Chargers defense is a completely different movie when you add Bosa to the edge of that defense.

For opposing quarterbacks, it becomes a horror movie when Bosa is on the outside in a one-on-one matchup.

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