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McCree provides game-breaker - with some help

Concudan

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20061030-9999-1s30chside.html

By Jay Posner
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
October 30, 2006

On the play before the play that changed the game – if not the season – the Chargers allowed a 37-yard pass from Marc Bulger to Isaac Bruce that left the St. Louis Rams 29 yards away from a tie in the third quarter.

“(Coach) Marty (Schottenheimer) always tells us to forget about the last play and go on to the next play,” defensive end Jacques Cesaire said. “You never know what can happen on that next play.”

True, but no one could have expected what did happen when Bulger handed off to Stephen Davis, who ran into the left side of the Rams' line.

“They were running toward my side a lot today,” said Cesaire, who made his third start of the season in place of Igor Olshansky. “I remember (Orlando) Pace giving me a block and I saw the running back cut up inside, so I just went in and was just trying to make a tackle.”

Cesaire did better than that. His helmet hit the ball, which popped forward about 4 yards into the Chargers secondary, immediately in front of where safety Marlon McCree was standing.
Cesaire didn't remember much after that. “A lot of running,” the 295-pounder said, laughing. “Just a lot of running. Real tired afterward.”
 

Thread_Killer

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McCree also got some help from the Ram O-linemen. A couple of them could have easily touched McCree while he was on the ground, but they just stood there.
 

Concudan

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Thread_Killer said:
McCree also got some help from the Ram O-linemen. A couple of them could have easily touched McCree while he was on the ground, but they just stood there.
Yup, they should know by now you play till the whistle sounds.
 

AnteaterRaider

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he's our best safety but he'd not be so on a number of other teams
Safety really does need to be addressed in the offseason
 

Concudan

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BoltsFanUK said:
Yeah, at least it wasn't the Chargers having mental lapses or forgetting how to tackle:tup:
There were still some shoulder hits. Most notibally was when McCree shoulder blocked the Rams WR out of bounds. Luckily it worked. If the Rams WR had held up one step it would probably have gone for 6.

In High School football the first thing they teach is head up, and tackle with your arms. I am not sure why it is lost at the pro level, other than my cynical view that the players are more interested in getting on teh JACKED UP highlight reel than playing fundamental foot ball.
 

BoltsFanUK

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Concudan said:
There were still some shoulder hits. Most notibally was when McCree shoulder blocked the Rams WR out of bounds. Luckily it worked. If the Rams WR had held up one step it would probably have gone for 6.

In High School football the first thing they teach is head up, and tackle with your arms. I am not sure why it is lost at the pro level, other than my cynical view that the players are more interested in getting on teh JACKED UP highlight reel than playing fundamental foot ball.
We need some luck to come our way:tup:
 
#13
My boy did good with the fumble return, but he was out of position on some plays yesterday. He wasn't picking up the WR coming across the deep middle in time and was late getting there.

Not a great day, but not a bad one considering the quality of pass catchers they have on the Rams. Holt and Bruce would easily start ahead of any of our WRs and possibly Curtis as well.
 

exodus

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Hey, give some props to Jacques for making a timely hit. My boy deserves some respect for holding things down while Igor is getting healthy.
 

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