If you listened to the post game video of Brandon Staley addressing his team, you heard the first-year head coach hammer home the importance of ending the game with possession of the football.
In the final minutes of the team’s 20-16 win over the Washington Football Team, the Chargers converted multiple third downs. On the final conversion, Justin Herbert laced a bullet to Keenan Allen on third-and-four to ice the game with 1:44 left on the clock.
Last one, 3rd and 4 from Washington’s 16 yard line.— Nick Akridge (@PFF_NickAkridge) September 12, 2021
Nice play design from the Chargers. Again, man coverage everywhere, Keenan Allen sets up like he’s going to the flat, WJ3 overpursues, easy 1st down. Game over. (S/o to @MarkBullockNFL for the video) pic.twitter.com/1KDMMVFnCZ
As great as that moment was for the entire fan base watching, Allen’s post game interview where he detailed the game’s final offensive play added an extra layer to the memorable play.
Prior to the play, Allen, who was lined close on the right side of the offensive line, told Washington defensive end Chase Young that “if they were in man coverage, they were going home”, and fortunately for the Bolts, they were.
At the end of the day, even after a win, you can’t help but fall in love with this type of confidence and swagger. I wouldn’t expect anything less from The Slayer.