Chargers Pre-Draft Talk: A Haiku for Igor Olshansky


Published: April 24, 2009


... San Diego had the money to pay Quentin Jammer $30 million for six years, but not enough to pay Igor $18 million over four?

The guy was 26 years old and was one of the consistent (read: uninjured) players on defense last year. Plus, for those of you who have never been to a Chargers home game, yelling "Iggggooooorrrrr" after they announce his name on the loudspeakers is darn fun.

San Diego was 31st in pass defense last year but 11th in rushing defense. Opponents in 2008 scored 25 of their touchdowns through the air but only 11 on the ground.

They didn't "stop the run" like they had in years past, but they certainly didn't cave the way the pass defense did again and again. I know the team was hurt by the lack of pass rush, but there's no excuse for the secondary to be that bad when they're getting that much money.

Jamal Williams, one of the most underrated players on the sqaud, is nevertheless starting ...

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