Chargers HC Brandon Staley lauds linebacker group

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Most teams have one solid linebacker. Some have two. But very few have three that can be counted on to step on the field and perform at a high level.

The Chargers fall under the latter, having a dominant trio made up of Kenneth Murray, Drue Tranquill and Kyzir White.

Today at media availability, head coach Brandon Staley was asked about the position and he went on to call it a “strength of this football team,” adding that Murray, Tranquill and White have all played “winning football.”

In Staley’s defense, all three players will have roles that should benefit that side of the ball, given the fact that their responsibilities will cater to their strengths.

For Murray, he will be tasked with playing more downhill by using his speed and physicality to shine against the run and as a blitzer.

Tranquill’s intelligence, communication skills and high level of play as a run defender and coverage player will pay dividends at the second level.

White has the versatility to be flexed in the slot (Star) and fill a sub-package safety-linebacker hybrid role (Money), with his ability to cover tight ends and support the run.

Given how much success Staley had with the Rams linebackers last season, I see big years from the three in this new scheme.

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