Trent Green Talks About the Chargers

Trent Green is in the final year of his contract and is making a serious statement. Green has led 4th quarter comebacks and has stellar throwing numbers: 99-152 for a 65.2 completion rate, 1248 yards, 12 TDs, and a QB rating of 100.4. <br></br> This week Green spoke to reporters regarding the Chargers.

On the week ahead

"Well, they are a high pressure defense. That's what's carrying the team right now and everybody is familiar with Marty's style of ball. He likes to play good defense, aggressive defense and run the ball, and that's what they've been able to do this year. And if you look at what happened to them last week, they got in a situation where they got behind and they had to start throwing the ball in order to come from behind. So that's the position that they'd like to be in, in terms of being able to control the clock and control the game so we have got to keep out of those situations."

On Marty-ball

"Well, the thing that they have always had is their defense. Their defense has been one of the best in the league for many years and now what they have done is solidified their offense. LaDainian Tomlinson is playing as well as any back in the league. They are putting Drew Brees in a position where he can have success. They aren't asking him to shoulder the whole load. He's doing a lot of play-action and making a lot of smart decisions. Cam Cameron, the offensive coordinator, I'm very familiar with him. I was with him for two years in Washington and I know what kind of game plan he's going to call and what he's going to do to help out Brees. That's Marty-ball and every body has talked about it all week. That's what they like to do is play good defense and play sounds fundamental offense."

On Donnie Edwards and the linebackers in San Diego

"Yeah, that's probably the area where they have improved the most is at linebacker. You know, Junior (Seau) is Junior. He's one of the best in the league and when you add Donnie in there with his speed and (Ben) Leber, the young kid out of Kansas State, he's playing really well right now. They have added another dimension of speed and their defensive tackles are much different than they were a year ago. They are very speed-oriented, trying to cause problems in the front four. Whereas last year their two defensive tackles were more pluggers. They had their defensive ends getting up the field and then they expected their linebackers to make plays, but now they have more activity along that whole front seven."

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