Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Healthy Burnett bringing the heat for Bolts

About the Author

Recent posts by Michael Blunda

Player-organized workouts a serious gamble

Posted March 29, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m.

Chargers have reason to celebrate kickoff changes

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 10:19 p.m.

Extended lockout could set back Cassel, K.C. offense

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m.

ILB decision could shape Chargers' offseason plans

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m.

Related Stories

Broncos sign former Chargers OG Vasquez

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m.

Chiefs add CB Robinson

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 8:58 a.m.

San Diego Chargers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:30 p.m.

Chargers release veteran LB Spikes

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m.

Redskins hire A.J. Smith as senior executive

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m.

Chargers still confident in RB Mathews

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 3:25 p.m.

Chargers claim CB Patrick

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m.

Smith: NFLPA still concerned about Chargers doctor

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 10:04 p.m.

Raiders giving Pryor big opportunity in 2013

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:18 p.m.

Chargers add three to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:45 p.m.
Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
By Michael Blunda

It certainly doesn't reflect in their 2-5 record, but the Chargers have been one of the league's premier defenses in 2010. Not only are they not allowing yardage through the air, but they're also pressuring opposing passers at a tremendous rate — even without Shawne Merriman. Not surprisingly, OLB Shaun Phillips and his seven sacks have been a big part of the Bolts' pass rush, but another major reason for the defensive showcase has been the improved play of ILB Kevin Burnett, who we're told "looks awesome." Finally healthy after missing time last season with an ankle injury and undergoing offseason neck surgery, Burnett already has a career-high five sacks, a team-leading 38 tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles. While the linebacking corps has been riddled with injuries, he has been a steady presence and serious playmaker in the middle. Any talk of San Diego cutting ties with the 27-year-old veteran after his disappointing '09 has long been forgotten.

 

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE