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Five Keys: Chargers at Broncos
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Here are five keys to the game heading into the Week 8 match between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.
“(He is a) slash, one-cut type of runner that is going to see the hole, is going to hit it and read what he gets. He is a really good football player (and) been a solid back for them. They always for some reason find a way, Denver, (that) whoever they put back there (does) such a great job. With the coaching staff and offensive line, guys just do what they do there. They run the ball at a high level.”
“He’s a really good football player. We know that, and I think a lot of people also identify (him) with the sacks. But he plays hard every time that he’s in there. I’m really impressed. (We’ve) gone against him before and know how good of a player he is. But he’s a great technique player. A great effort player. If you talk about a football player, and what you want him to be, he’s that. He plays the run just as hard as he rushes the passer. He’s definitely an outstanding football player.”
“It is one of those things (where) you don’t want to always do the same thing. But as coaches, we say if it’s not broke, there is no need to fix it. Keep doing what you are doing, but make some changes. You have to be smart. There are such good coaches and great players in this league that teams will figure out not only from a game that was two weeks ago, but from the first quarter to the second quarter to what you are doing at half time. I think it is so important that you create different looks, and you have to do things differently. But at the end of the day, you have to do what your guys are doing best. Go out there, and you still have to tackle the guy with the football. We still have to cover them and we still have to rush the passer. You have to be creative (and) keep it different.”
“He’s got (136.5) career sacks. He’s way up there in his career. We’ve gone up against him numerous times when he was in Dallas and his time in Denver. He’s long. He can still rush the passer, and he’s a veteran that again is very smart. Very aware of what is going on and what you are trying to get done in both the run and the pass.”
“There is nothing like winning. At some point in time during the week, you’ve got to move on to the next one. That’s something we’ve done a phenomenal job of here in the four years I’ve been here. You go on to the next one…When you win a big game, the energy and excitement (is palpable). But at some point in time, you have to look at yourself and say that has nothing to do with this next game. It is nice to get a little momentum behind you and win a couple games in a row. But now we have to go on the road and play a good football team.” Read