"I did get a sneak peak at LT at the Pro Bowl," Jenkins said, "so I know how fast he can hit holes. Watching Sproles, he kind of reminds me of (Dave) Meggett."
2. Darren Sproles will shoulder an increased workload with LaDainian Tomlinson nursing a toe injury. Sproles was outstanding against the Denver Broncos as he became just the 23rd player in NFL history to top 300 all-purpose yards in a single game. Big plays aside, Sproles will have to show consistency against a Jets defense that ranks No. 6 against the run, especially if LT can't shoulder 20-plus touches.
"It's getting better, so that's all I got," said Tomlinson of his toe injury. "It's getting better that's all I can say."
DE Luis Castillo
"Luis has been played a huge role in the success we've had as a defense," said Chargers GM A.J. Smith at the time of Castillo's extension. "He's an ascending player who is committed to getting better."
4. Antoine Cason is the least experienced player in San Diego's secondary rotation, but through two games, he's been the team's biggest play-maker. He's forced a fourth-quarter turnover in both games this season, with the Chargers converting both of those takeaways into touchdowns. Cason figures to see lots of balls come his way this season, given that he plays between Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie and stalwart Quentin Jammer. However, if Cason continues to play at such a high level, opponents will have to alter that game plan.
5. Nate Kaeding has been stellar so far this season, going 4-for-4 on field goal attempts and connecting on all six extra points. If he hopes to continue his run of perfection, he will have to overcome a sizable mental obstacle. The last time the Jets visited Qualcomm Stadium was in the 2004 postseason, when Kaeding missed a 40-yard field goal in overtime that cost the Chargers a victory. Look for Kaeding -- the most accurate kicker in the NFL (0.872) among those with at least 100 attempts -- to prove he has moved on with a strong performance on Monday night.