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Chargers Review: Defensive Line

Jamal Williams

Too small. Undersized. Will get manhandled. What are they thinking switching to the 3-4 without a true nose tackle? All words that were attached to Jamal Williams before the season. By midseason, however, Williams was being tabbed as the perfect fit and with a quiet demeanor, he efficiently went about his work and put any questions about fitting into the jigsaw puzzle to rest.

"Williams, is as good as anyone in football at the 3-4 position," Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden said. "Zero-shade, two-gap football suits this guy. He's a great player." Jamal Williams was the biggest reason the Chargers succeeded in their transition from the 4-3 to the 3-4 defensive scheme. His ability to clog the middle and open up the lanes for the linebackers was essential to the team's...

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