Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) gestures after a first down as Indianapolis Colts safety Delano Howell (26) watches at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Keep Your Enemies Close – 5 Questions with Bolt Beat on the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers


The Jacksonville Jaguars host the San Diego Chargers this week in what could be the Jaguars’ best chance to get a win for a while. The Chargers head to Jacksonville coming off of a stressful Monday night win and they should be more vulnerable than usual. To help our team out, we reached out to our Fansided bros over at Bolt Beat to get some inside intel on the Chargers. Here’s what editor Ernie Padaon had to say:

 

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Colts 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1. Philip Rivers has looked much improved over last year, what’s changed?

Norv Turner is out and Ken Whisenhunt is in. We actually have an offensive coordinator and a coaching staff that trusts Philip Rivers to run the offense. The offensive scheme is to get rid of the football quick and Philip is doing a great job of getting the ball out. The offensive line looks great because Philip gets rid of the football quick. He has some nice options on offense to get that ball out to.

 

2. How has former Jaguar Derek Cox looked so far?

Derek Cox is struggling. He doesn’t look comfortable on the football field and has been burned multiple times by receivers. He doesn’t look like he wants to mix it up and make tackles. He got his first interception of the season last week though. Hopefully he starts to get a little more comfortable on the field.

 

3. Which player on the Charger defense should the Jaguars be worried about?

Corey Liuget. He is the best player on the defense when he is healthy. He disrupts the offense by getting into the backfield quick and will get after the quarterback. He gets his hands up and will tip a lot of passes. He can disrupt the offense with the best of them.

 

4. Which player on the Charger offense should the Jaguars be worried about?

You already know about Philip Rivers, so I will go with rookie WR Keenan Allen. Allen has made a name for himself the last couple of games by racking up a couple of 100 yard games. He has quickly become Philip Rivers’ favorite target on the football field and will see a ton of balls going in his direction on Sunday.

 

5. What’s your prediction for the game?

The Chargers need to come out and roll through the Jaguars, but the Jags will not just lay down and take the beating. It will be competitive, but the Chargers will be able to pull away in the 2nd half with Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead on offense.

Chargers 31, Jaguars 17

 

 

- Daniel Lago

Yell at me on Twitter @dlago89

 

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  • Gunnar Martin

    One guy that nobody is talking about right now (mostly because of the recent emergence of Allen) is Vincent Brown. You guys need to be worried about him. He’s a phenomenal route runner and is capable of big games. With all the attention shifting to Keenan, Gates, and Woodhead, expect Brown to go over 100 yards and a TD.

    • Julien Bélair

      i disagree I think Brown is struggling this year and mostly because he doesn’t fit our scheme. Nothing to be feared about, he is just another WR like any other

      • Aaron Johnson

        Brown will emerge as a redzone threat. He attacks the ball like he is a 6ft5 WR. That said, id be more worried about Ladarius Green if he takes the field. The guy is off the radar since he only has a handful of snaps but each time he has the ball it feels like its a 1st down. There isnt a lot of tape on him at the pro level so he might be a sneaky weapon that Jags arent prepared for (again, only if he takes the field and gets more reps).

        • Julien Bélair

          I totally agree on Green. He is improving a lot and a truly believe he will be a big surprise in the NFL next year except for us, Chargers fan.
          I look forward to see him on the field on 50% of the plays