Have the Chargers Fixed Their Run Defense?

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Have the Chargers Fixed Their Run Defense?

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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links:  Have the Chargers done enough to fix the NFL's worst run defense? - Eric Williams"So I think now that we have been around these guys for a little bit [url=http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/derwin-james-jersey]Womens Derwin James Jersey[/url] , we have a better feeling now what they're all about, what makes them operate and how to coach them. Sometimes you can ask so much that you paralyze them. So you're trying to find that line of how much can you put on them, and still allow them to play fast."Chargers GM Talks Henry, Gates, Draft - Ben Levine“Our run defense needs to improve. It comes from all 11 players on defense, not just the front 7. To give some perspective though, the top 5 teams in avg rushing yards allowed per game were: Browns, Broncos, Cards, Titans, and Eagles. Combined record 33-42 going into week 17. Worst 5 teams were: Chargers, Patriots, Rams, Jags, and Steelers. Combined record 53-22. We never want to be in the bottom 5 in anything [url=http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/joe-barksdale-jersey]Joe Barksdale Jersey[/url] , and improvement is needed. But we have to be balanced and smart.”Bolts Buzz: Chargers Recap Game 1 of the NBA Finals - Hayley ElwoodAfter Cleveland tied the game with less than five seconds remaining, Cavs forward JR Smith rebounded a missed free throw and appeared to run out the clock instead of trying to score.The blunder sent the game to overtime.Don't sleep on wide receiver Artavis Scott - Travis WakemanBut I still believe Scott could be a great option in the slot and even if he doesn’t make the team this season, I see him having a much better summer, one that could lead to him playing for another team down the road if he doesn’t fit in Los Angeles.Chargers GM says rookie Derwin James brings presence everyone can ‘feel’ - Gavino Borquez“He just has a presence about him. Just the way he carries himself, that’s what I remember the most from that interview. Just that presence, from the moment he walked in the room, you could feel it.”The 99 NFL players, coaches and themes that will define 2018 - Dan Graziano, Mike Sando & Kevin SeifertIngram and Bosa terrorizing QBs in L.A.: Even before safety Derwin James dropped into their laps at 17th overall in April's draft, the Chargers boasted a deep secondary with the likes of Jason Verrett and Jahleel Addae. And no team comes at you with a more fearsome edge-rusher tandem than Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa.Social Media Information:BFTB Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBFTB Twitter: Follow @BFTB_ChargersThe Lightning Round Twitter: Follow @Lightning_RoundThe Lightning Round Facebook: Click here to like our pageBFTB Manager: Richard Wade: Follow @RichardWadeDerwin James: Chargers’ 2018 sack leader? We are only two games in to the 2018 season and something beautiful has already started to rear its’ head.Without star pass-rusher Joey Bosa, all eyes have turned to the likes of Melvin Ingram, Uchenna Nwosu, Chris Landrum, and Isaac Rochell in order to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks. With #99 nursing a bone bruise that will reportedly cause him to miss time into the month of October, at least one of these guys has got to step up and lead that charge [url=http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/mike-pouncey-jersey]Womens Mike Pouncey Jersey[/url] , right?Well, believe it or not, through the first two games of the season, the team’s leader in sacks is none other than the team’s first-round selection, safety Derwin James.According to Pro Football Focus, the former-Florida State product has the highest pass-rushing grade from the entire 2018 draft class, regardless of position. His 81.5 grade is currently higher than those of coveted edge rushers Bradley Chubb and Harold Landry.PFF went on to say that, in their most recent game against the Buffalo Bills, James was tasked with rushing the passer 11 times. Out of those 11 plays, he generated five pressures which was more than double the total of any other safety from week 2.The craziest part about James final stat line is that he could have at least one, maybe even two more sacks on top of it.In the above play, the rookie duo of Nwosu and James both rush from the right side, putting Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins into a blunder. Dawkins commits to Nwosu, as he should have. However, this left James free to lay the wood on quarterback Josh Allen.To my utter dismay [url=http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/tyrell-williams-jersey]Authentic Tyrell Williams Jersey[/url] , James missed the sack. Now, Allen is a big body and a strong player, in his own right. However, I’ve watched this play over and over again and there’s no mistake about it. James thought he had the kill-shot and forgot to breakdown. This allowed Allen to step up and through the pair of blitzers and break off a long run.Did the play matter in the grand scheme of things? Not at all.Still frustrating, though.All in all, James was the Chargers’ third-highest rated player from their game against the Bills, clocking in with an 85.7.He was everywhere, lining up all over the field but spending most of his snaps (31) up in the box. To no one’s surprise, James played a large role in helping the defense limit LeSean McCoy and the Bills’ rushing attack to just 84 yards on the night.Could James really end up leading the team in sacks once the everything is said and done? It’s highly improbably, but not something to completely shake off, either. With the big bear out for at least another handful of weeks, expect defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to scheme up some pressure from some of the unlikeliest of places.