WEEK 8 — PODIUM AVAILABILITY
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Hoag Performance Center | Costa Mesa, Calif.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS HEAD COACH ANTHONY LYNN
On WR Keenan Allen:
“He’ll be a game-time decision.
“He tweaked his hamstring.
“Something happened in practice. He worked a little bit. We just kept him out, trying to be smart. We’ll see if he can go Sunday.”
On if he is concerned about Allen missing practice:
“Not for a player of his experience. His missing a couple of days of practice, that doesn’t bother me at all.”
On he would need to see for Allen to play Sunday:
“Well, I just need to see that he can go out, play and not hurt himself — in the pregame. If he can do that, he’s going to play.”
On if Allen could play with limited snaps:
“I think you may have to look at that, absolutely. Use him in certain situations, limiting his snaps. I have a lot of confidence in the guys that are behind him, too. I’d rather have a guy play full-speed than a guy that’s half-speed.”
On the interior defensive line:
“Yeah, I’d like to have the three defensive tackles, yes — [DT] Cortez [Broughton], [NT Brandon] Mebane and [DT Justin] Jones. We brought in [DT] Sylvester Williams. He has had an excellent week of practice. [DT Jerry] Tillery is getting better every single week. [NT Damion] Square, he’s a savvy veteran. I think we have enough to step up and get the job done, for sure.”
On S Nasir Adderley:
“He’s rehabbing on the side. He’s trying to work himself back in, but sometimes those things are tricky. Every player has a different timetable. Right now, his is taking some time.”
On if C/G Scott Quessenberry will start at center:
“Quessenberry will start at center.
“He has played a lot of center in training camp and mini camp — things like that. He was the best bet at center. Like I said, [C/G Ryan] Groy will compete for that spot as well.”
On if K Michael Badgley will kick Sunday:
“No, [K] Chase [McLaughlin] is going to kick on Sunday.
“I need another week for him to do both and feel good about it.
“You just don’t want to re-aggravate that groin because, if you do, he’s going to be behind the eight-ball. We have time to get him right, get him back. I think he needs one more week.”
On Bears WR Cordarrelle Patterson factoring into the kicking decision:
“Oh, absolutely. Patterson, I think he’s one of the best I’ve seen in the past decade.”
On DE Melvin Ingram III:
“He is a veteran. I trust his opinion if he can go. We’ll see. I told him, sometimes you have to protect these guys from themselves. Melvin is a guy that is a captain on this team, wants to be out there. He misses it. I told him that I’d work him out in pregame and see how he looks.”