San Diego Chargers: Stay Away from the Tequila

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Michael Pappalardo in NFL
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As the majority of San Diego Chargers fans will attest, life without star linebacker Shawne “Lights Out” Merriman spearheading the Chargers’ 3-4 defense is about as enjoyable as sitting on the 405 during rush hour. That 405 line is not original, but it correlates to the 2008 Chargers defense, which could not break free from the traffic (offensive lineman) in front of them and generate a consistent pass rush. Failure to put pressure on the quarterback was a key reason they fell to the Steelers in the postseason. Merriman only played in one game last season due to torn knee ligaments, so his return has Chargers fans and pundits like ESPN the Magazine picking the Chargers to win their first Super Bowl. Not only that, but his return gives him the shot at reestablishing himsel ...

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