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What The Chargers Said Following Their Preseason Loss vs The Seahawks

Postgame quotes and locker room reaction from the Los Angeles Chargers in their 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the third week of the 2019 NFL preseason.


Opening statement:

"First three quarters, there wasn't a whole lot to be excited about in my opinion. In the fourth quarter, I thought [QB Easton] Stick came in and did a good job the way he led the guys down the field, the way they competed. Defense, for most part they played, I think they scored once. The second-team defense, I thought they played well. Special teams contributed a little bit. I liked the way they finished. It's a resilient group and that's what you expect to see, [there's] no quit in this team, but I wasn't excited first three quarters. Especially the fourth-and-ones. It's the third time that have put us in that situation, I expect us to get the job done and we did not get that done."

On executing fourth-and-short:

"I'm going to watch the tape before I decide if it was a lack of execution tonight, but it surely has been that in the past."

On the defense:

"When you have those quarterbacks that can move around like Seattle quarterbacks can, you cannot lose contain and that's one of the things we did not do very well in the first half, was contain their quarterbacks."

On the tackling:

"Tackling was just okay for me. Just okay."

On defending the Seattle receivers:

"I thought [S] Rayshawn Jenkins, first of all, made a heck of a play. He came out onto the middle of the field knocking that ball down, he almost had the opportunity to intercept it. Later on, [DB] Desmond [King II], I think he just misjudged a ball. He was looking back at the ball and lost track of the man, but that's how that explosive play happened. They had a couple nice schemes, they came out the backdoor, they liked to get the quarterbacks out of the pocket, get you pursuing one way and then threw across the field. They had a couple of nice schemes where they did that tonight, but I thought Rayshawn Jenkins did a pretty good job."

On takeaways from the game:

"You have a better opinion once you watch the tape. Sometimes what you see on the sidelines and what you see on tape are two different things. I thought some guys stepped up and played well. [RB Troymaine] Pope is consistent. He's played well two weeks in a row. It was good to see [QB Easton] Stick go in a game and move the ball down the field. He had the same opportunity last week, threw an interception, game over. This week, I put him in the same situation, he took it down the field and scored. I did not want to use those timeouts at the end, but I wanted to see this young man get the ball back. I have a lot of confidence that he can move the ball down the field like he did. It's a fourth-and-ten situation and he also converted that. That was our first 'gotta have it.'"

On LB Jatavis Brown returning to play:

"I don't know how he played, to be honest with you right now, I'll have to watch the tape. He finished the game okay. He was a little rusty, first time getting some live, full-speed game reps. He's a guy that can line up and play all three linebacker positions. His versatility is really important to our defense and it's good to see him back on the football field."

On LB Denzel Perryman:

"He did tweak his ankle a little bit, but he went back in."

On QB Easton Stick:

"I thought he made some nice throws throughout. Especially when it was on the fourth-and-ten, there was no one in the middle of the field, then we slipped at the end of the game on the in-breaking route, but that was a nice throw as well. I like the way he stayed in the pocket and the pressure came at him and he delivered the mail down the field."

On Stick competing with QB Cardale Jones:

"They're competing now. Cardale did some nice things tonight. They are competing."


On his learning process this preseason:

"It's a huge one. Learn something new every day. Just trying to learn as much as I can and stay up to speed. I know I have a great room to learn from, so I'm trying to take advantage of that as much as I can."

On the touchdown pass:

"I started looking left and just didn't see anybody open. The line protected really well, I had all the time in the world. [WR] Andre [Patton] did a good job separating from his guy and made a play."

On the team's play in the fourth quarter:

"It was fun going in there and getting in the huddle. The guys did a really good job of helping me out. Fed off the crowd's energy and we were able to make a push there at the end."

On next week's game:

"Just take another step. Everyday I'm trying to learn something. I'm definitely making mistakes, but I'm trying to not make them twice. So, hopefully I can just take that next step next week and continue to get more comfortable and show that I can help this team."


On his first game back:

"It felt great. It always feels good to be back out there playing what I love to play and to be out there with my teammates, my brothers."

On his first play:

"I was getting the work in practice. I felt pretty comfortable going out there. It was just going out there and trusting my abilities."


On difference between preseason and regular-season responsibility:

"Responsibility is really the same. You got the same job. Your drive doesn't change. Nothing changes from the preseason to the regular season. The one thing that changes is that these games count now. My thing is, in the preseason, if you're not giving it your all, something needs to change. For me, I'm giving it my all. I feel like everyone I'm going against is giving it their all, so it shouldn't really be a drop off between the preseason and the regular season."


On his touchdown catches the past two weeks:

"It's just being a factor and contributing to the game." 

On his play:

"I felt good. I still think I need to fix personal things. I need to fix up and watch tape. A touchdown is a touchdown and it felt good, but I still have things to do."

Game action photos from the Seahawks' third preseason game of 2019 against the Chargers in Los Angeles.

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