Chad Glasgow: I think the biggest thing is his competitiveness and his work ethic. He just needs to keep giving himself the best possible chance to contribute and Brian can definitely do that.
SD: TCU, of course, is the alma mater of LaDainian Tomlinson. He is known as one of the best character guys in the NFL. What kind of character will Bonner bring to the Chargers' locker room?
CG: First thing, he will give the shirt off his back if a teammate needed it. It has been really neat to see him mature and see him turn into such a fine young man. You know, Brian grew up in a difficult situation where he could have gone down the wrong road, but he didn't and he is just a great young man.
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CG: I would have to say his competitiveness and him being a student of the game. Both winning and downright being good are very important to him. Brian has very good ball skills and is very good at running back kicks. Brian was a quarterback in high school and when we asked him to move to safety, you could tell he wanted to be at quarterback because he loved having the ball in his hands. However, he bought into the change wholeheartedly and worked as hard as possible to help our team in that way.
SD: What are the things Bonner must improve upon?
CG: What is going to be difficult is that he has to go and learn the scheme and there is a change with everything that happens along those lines. It's just like going from high school to college all over again. Once he settles in with that he will be fine.
SD: Is there a game or a play that really sums up all of Bonner's football skills?
CG: The Bowl game this year was a huge game where he made some really big plays. Also, the Colorado State game a couple years ago when he had a few sacks and a couple interceptions really showed how much of a playmaker he can be.
SD: If you could compare Bonner to another player in the NFL, who would that be?
CG: It is really tough to compare players, but I would say anyone that is a very humble guy who brings his lunch pale to work and is ready to make contributions; a player that has great appreciation and the tough mentality would remind me a lot of Brian. Brian is there for a mission and that's the only thing that matters. I bet Brian is so focused in San Diego that he only knows how to get to his house and how to get to the practice facility. He is completely focused on making this team.