The San Diego Chargers are in one of the toughest divisions in football as the AFC West housed three playoff teams in 2013 and a Super Bowl representative. But while the Denver Broncos were tough to beat in the three meetings the Chargers had with them — going 1-2 in the process — the blue print has been drawn up on how to beat them and San Diego plans on copying it.
Eric D. Williams from ESPN.com writes that the Chargers are looking to emulate the Seattle Seahawks defense not because doing so is en vogue, but mainly because it stopped the Broncos dead in their tracks.
“They just brought a physicality and a mentality that was unmatched by Denver,” Chargers middle linebacker and defensive co-captain Donald Butler said, via ESPN.com. “I definitely believe that we can get there, and that we will get there.”
This is one of those things that you could have thought if yourself but didn’t because it’s so simple. Everyone in the league is trying to copy the Seattle defense as the Legion of Boom is the best unit we’ve seen since the 1985 Bears. But the Chargers are doing so for a more practical reason than just because it’s popular as they need to emulate the defense not to fit in but to survive.