That was good, right?
I'm not entirely sure what we learned from this preseason game except that the San Diego Chargers linebackers are pretty good at rushing the passer, especially when John Pagano is dreaming up crazy blitzes and throwing them at unprepared offensive lines in the preseason.
Melvin Ingram probably had the biggest standout performance of the game. Here's a look at the move he put on to get his first of two sacks (his second came from him guessing the snap count):
Since it's Melvin Ingram, you can probably guess what happened next...
Melvin Ingram has left hand wrapped/iced on sideline. No indication of severity, but notable. He had two sacks tonight.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 23, 2015
Cool, it's not like that guy has a history of missing huge chunks of time with injuries or anything.
Josh Lambo made a statement, after Nick Novak tweaked his ankle missing an extra-point attempt, by going 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts from 53, 43 and 47 yards out, in addition to booming the ball on kickoffs.
Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon were obviously missed, the offensive line is still gelling, and the guy who will climb the depth chart over the course of the preseason has already done so (Kyle Emanuel, who saw a ton of snaps with the first team defense and looks great).
Here's Emanuel showing that he's just as good against the run as he is against the pass:
The Chargers looked fine for most of the game, but I would've been more interested in watching Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and the entire starting team match up against a very good Cardinals team for a quarter or more. Maybe we'll get that against the Seahawks next week.