Secondary is San Diego's primary concern
Updated: August 4, 2003, 3:06 PM ETBy John Clayton | ESPN.com
The San Diego Chargers could have made the playoffs last season if they had some speed in their secondary. Instead they faded down the stretch, losing five of their last six and finishing 32nd in pass defense.
Coach Marty Schottenheimer has always had a formula for getting his teams into the playoffs, and it nearly worked last year but for the late-season fade. Few coaches love bump-and-run, man coverages more than Schottenheimer, and it had to torture him last December to be forced to play so cover-2 and watch quarterbacks pick his defense apart.
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