San Diego relying on Tucker to stabilize defense without Merriman
Shawne Merriman is an elite player and the Chargers might have to get creative on defense now that he is out for the year, writes Scouts Inc.'s Keith Kidd.
Shawne Merriman is out for the season and the San Diego Chargers will surely miss the infectious energy and intensity he brought on every snap, but the bigger problem for defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is how to replace the complete skill set Merriman brought to the table, especially the pressure he was able to put on opposing quarterbacks off the edge.
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