Brandon Staley Says Chargers Must Do Better Against The Run Game
Brandon Staley once again highlighted the run game after the Chargers’ 41 – 38 defeat to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
L.A’s head coach cited the run game as a reason for their apparent improvement in their two previous wins. The Chargers limited the Bears to 13 points and the Jets to seven before playing Detroit. In both games, they allowed less than 300 total yards.
However, they allowed 533 yards against the Lions, the most since Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins.
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Brandon Staley took responsibility for the defeat which left them out of playoff contention for the time being.
“Yeah, I didn’t do a good enough job on defense for us today, that was the story,” Brandon Staley said.
“On run and pass, didn’t do a good enough job on the run game in the first half, and then in the second half there were far too many [explosive plays]. So I didn’t do a good enough job for us today.”
“I thought that we played better the last two games. I thought today they came out and played with more energy in the first half, and it looked like a fresh team, and just didn’t do a good enough job against the run game in the first half. The 75-yard run leveraged missed tackles, and you give up a play like that it takes a lot of air out of you,” Staley said.
“And so, the story of the first half was the run game, and I thought we did some good things in the second half, but ultimately not good enough for us to get the stops when we needed to. It wasn’t a good day for us.”