I’m not a sadist or anything like that, but one of my favorite things to watch in the NFL is a rookie quarterback going up against a team that’s known for having an elite pass rusher or two. So obviously, I was ecstatic about the opportunity for Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to sack Browns’ rookie quarterback, Deshone Kizer.
The Cleveland game, surprisingly, had all the feelings of a revenge game. After all, the Chargers are the only team to fall to the Browns over the last two seasons, giving them their only victory for a record of 1-31 since the start of the 2016 campaign. No team ever, EVER, wants that to be something others can hold over them.
You know the Chargers were going to come out with a vengeance, and that was evident from the first snap.
Bosa gobbled up and chased down running backs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson all day long. Kizer didn’t fare much better, being brought down hard after escaping the pocket. The hit also knocked the ball out of the quarterback’s hands late in a series where the Browns were knocking on the end zone’s door late into the fourth quarter.
The Big Bear was a dominant force from start to finish in this game and he exemplified the complete player he is quickly becoming after just two seasons in the NFL. Look for him to show up again later in this series.