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Why I’m Glad Jahleel Addae Is Back

Jahleel Addae is back! I am probably among the few people who feel this way. Here’s why.

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After missing a bunch of games with a broken clavicle that he sustained on September 18th, 2016, against the Jaguars, Jahleel Addae saw his first action in-game today. He played well, tying for the team lead in tackles with 6, and added 2 assists as well. While he didn’t make any plays that hit the highlights reel, he played well enough, was in position, and more importantly, kept Adrian Phillips off the field.

Brock Osweiler is not a good quarterback. He did have a rushing TD which redeemed him slightly, but could not show up when his team needed him, and ended up throwing 3 interceptions, including in the final play of the game to Dexter McCoil. Basically, this week wasn’t a huge test for anyone minus Casey Hayward because of how talented those receivers are. Despite Osweiler’s poor game, his receivers bailed him out pretty often and didn’t make mistakes like tipping ANOTHER INTERCEPTION TO THE OTHER TEAM.

Jahleel Addae brings a physicality to the Chargers that isn’t matched by anyone in the secondary and brings back memories of a (seldom healthy) Bob Sanders when he was playing for the Colts. Like Jamie said earlier in the season, Jahleel Addae is the Chargers best safety. They missed him when he was gone, and until the Chargers pick up someone serious, he will continue to be the Chargers best safety. He generally doesn’t take the best lines towards the ball, and over-pursues at times and has trouble wrapping up who he's trying to tackle, but he sure does know how to hit. Welcome back, Jahleel Addae.