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Peter King
September 07, 2009
With Shawne Merriman pumping electricity back into the defense, the prospects are looking sunnier for the Bolts
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September 07, 2009

1 San Diego Chargers

With Shawne Merriman pumping electricity back into the defense, the prospects are looking sunnier for the Bolts

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But that will all play out in due time. For now, Merriman, sporting a blue Mohawk, looks to be in combat mode.

"Test me," he says. "I want to be tested. What wakes me up in the morning and drives me to come to practice is being physical and helping us be great again." If that happens, the Chargers might feel a lot better about that title they hate.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
WITH 2008 STATISTICS

COACH: NORV TURNER
77-95-1 in NFL, third season with Chargers

OFFENSE

Vincent JACKSON
POS WR
REC 59
YARDS 1,098
TTD 7

Jeromey CLARY
POS RT
HT 6'6"
WT 320
G 16

LaDainian TOMLINSON
POS RB
ATT 292
YARDS 1,110
AVG 3.8
REC 52
YARDS 426
AVG 8.2
TTD 12

Kynan FORNEY
POS RG
HT 6'3"
WT 302
G 0

Philip RIVERS
POS QB
ATT 478
COMP 312
PCT 65.3
YARDS 4,009
TD 34
INT 11
RATING 105.5

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