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Five Keys: Chargers at Colts
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Here are five keys to the game heading into the Week 3 match between the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.
“Their whole entire team (is dangerous) with the team speed they have. It’s not just T.Y. They have a lot of speed and is a very explosive offense. (OC Rob Chudzinski has a) history with what he’s called, how they’ve made plays and the production in his offense.”
Meanwhile, Dwight Lowery suited up for the Colts last season, and explained why he believes Indy’s QB is one of the best in the game. Not only will he beat you with his arm, but he uses his legs to his advantage:
“He’s difficult to prepare for. People don’t really look at his ability to run the football. He has such a great throwing motion, a big arm and great receiving threats to get the ball to that you kind of forget that he can get out there and can run a bit. We’ve just got to make sure that we have something for that. We have to make sure we don’t let things get out of control. We haven’t for the past two weeks. As long as we continue to play the caliber of ball that we’ve been playing it will be a good game.”
“(I’m most proud of) the takeaways. The emphasis on the takeaway it is something that we talked about. We try to come up with different words each week that say ‘takeaway’, ‘turnover’, ‘touchdown’ (or) something that gets our guys focused on that. I think that is the most important thing, to be able to take away the football and give our offense (that) extra boost to be able to put them in scoring position. We have to keep building off those things. The guys have made a great effort to find the ball.”
“The play calling is coming kind of easy for me with Coach Whisenhunt. Having (been) in that system for a year, I came in and pretty much knew exactly what I was doing (this week). There are some tweaks here and there but for the most part it’s the same thing…. (It’s a) very quick transition. I fell asleep studying last night. I went to sleep about 7 o’clock and woke up at 3 this morning so I figured since I’m up I might as well be studying. That is how I have been trying to adjust.”
“You’ve got to tackle him. The last time we didn’t fair that well when we faced him, but we’ve got to tackle him. Wrap (him)up. He’s still a slashing, downhill type of runner who sees the hole and goes and gets it.”
“It will be loud. They are 0-2 right now and searching for a win. They’ve played competitively. A couple plays here and there and it could be a different record and different situation. They’ve had to deal with a lot of injuries over there, but (Head Coach) Chuck (Pagano) will have them ready to play with enthusiasm. We have to be ready to match that for all four quarters.”