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Reyes, well he's saying the right things?!

Posted: 08/14/2014 12:49 PM

Reyes, well he's saying the right things?! 


Kendall Reyes Focusing on Little Things in 2014

On the eve of the team’s second preseason game, defensive end Kendall Reyes is enjoying his third training camp with the Chargers.  While the dog days of camp are definitely here, Reyes is looking forward to playing the Seattle Seahawks.

“It’s another opportunity to show what type of guys we’ve got on this team,” Reyes said.  “We’re all excited, we’ve been working hard and it’s going to be nice to face another opponent.”

Reyes has had a solid camp, and this week was no different.  Take Tuesday for example.  In the 11-on-11 period, Reyes had one pass deflection and quarterback pressure – two plays indicative of his 2013 season – yet the 6-4, 300-pound athlete doesn’t let his camp success get to his head.

“It’s good but it goes by so quick so you can’t even dwell on it.  You’ve got to know what you did well and take down what you did bad and move on to the next one.”

Last year, Reyes had an impressive season playing in all 16 games as a full-time starter.  He had the second-highest amount of sacks, pressures and quarterback hits on the team, saying he’s focusing on the little things in 2014 to capitalize on last season’s play.

“(I’m) doing the little things right and being more consistent,” he explained.  “The things I’m good at, (I’m) getting better, and the things I’m not very good at I’m really honing in and getting better at those.  Just keep working at it one day at a time and hopefully everything works out to a better season.”

The Chargers defensive line wouldn’t be the same without Reyes and defensive end Corey Liuget.  When paired up, Reyes and Liuget aim to be a dynamic set of bookends for a number of years to come.

“Corey’s my guy,” Reyes said.  “He’s younger than me but he’s kind of like my big brother.  He’s been here longer than me but we’ve got a great dynamic.  I love the kid and we work hard.”

What’s the key to Reyes’ and Liuget’s success?  Competition.

“We compete against each other and I think that’s what makes us work well together,” he said.  “We always want to push each other and that’s been working so far and it’s going to continue in the future.”




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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:12 PM

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Not enough is being said about his struggles. For now, DE is on my list as a top 3 need in the next offseason.

I really hope he figures it out.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:28 PM

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What this guy said.
syxwunine wrote: Not enough is being said about his struggles. For now, DE is on my list as a top 3 need in the next offseason.

I really hope he figures it out.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is!
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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:45 PM

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Exactly guys! He needs to be like Corey and ball up and be the one two punch we all thought we were getting when
Reyes was drafted, he has shown the potential, but this is it, lucky for him, we are thin at the position so he will play,
But BOY HOWDY in the offseason with our FA money and we can focus more on that side of the ball in the draft,
Just Sayin




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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:47 PM

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I've watched the Dallas game quite a few times and was keying in Geathers because some here mentioned that he was the guy at NT when Dallas was running it down our throat. But to my surprise, when I rolled the tape, Geathers was holding up quite well....and it was actually Reyes who was getting manhandled with regularity. He's definitely looking good as a pass rusher....but as a run stuffer he really struggled in that first preseason game.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 2:02 PM

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Ya Atrie me and some others here are for giving Geathers another shot at NT giving what's going on, me personally I say high draft Pick next year since TT has fixed a lot of other things and it seems like bad ass NT's are a premium right now! What would it take to get a Poe out of MIZZU?




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Posted: 08/14/2014 3:37 PM

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One Hundred Percent Agree!


syxwunine wrote: Not enough is being said about his struggles. For now, DE is on my list as a top 3 need in the next offseason.

I really hope he figures it out.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:04 PM

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Reyes plays a 3 technique and occasionally a 1 technique DT position.  Luiget plays a 5 technique DE and occasionally a 1 technique NT. Reyes has already proved himself one of the better DT's in the league. You can't compare the two,but if you do then the fact their stats are close shows you just how good and under appreciated Reyes is.

When Reyes and Luiget are the only 2 dline, and they have two OLBs on the LOS in the DE positions, is when Reyes really can show how good he is. When there are two pass rushers outside, the Oline can't double both inside guys, i.e. Reyes and Luiget.  Last year Reyes had as many sacks as Luiget and most if not all came when in that kind of defensive front.  Reyes has suffered from poor play at NT when they do use one.

My concern isn't Reyes, he's proven he's very good.

My concern remains at the outside pass rushers, Ingram, Freeney, and Attaochu.  Ingram's sack came on a missed stunt pickup I believe.  He still hasn't shown he can consistently just line up and bring it as an outside pass rusher.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:12 PM

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beachbolt wrote: Reyes plays a 3 technique and occasionally a 1 technique DT position.  Luiget plays a 5 technique DE and occasionally a 1 technique NT. Reyes has already proved himself one of the better DT's in the league. You can't compare the two,but if you do then the fact their stats are close shows you just how good and under appreciated Reyes is.

When Reyes and Luiget are the only 2 dline, and they have two OLBs on the LOS in the DE positions, is when Reyes really can show how good he is. When there are two pass rushers outside, the Oline can't double both inside guys, i.e. Reyes and Luiget.  Last year Reyes had as many sacks as Luiget and most if not all came when in that kind of defensive front.  Reyes has suffered from poor play at NT when they do use one.

My concern isn't Reyes, he's proven he's very good.

My concern remains at the outside pass rushers, Ingram, Freeney, and Attaochu.  Ingram's sack came on a missed stunt pickup I believe.  He still hasn't shown he can consistently just line up and bring it as an outside pass rusher.
Completely wrong.  Watch the Dallas game again and tell me #91 is doing his job.

And I believe Stein already corrected your ignorant assumption that Reyes is getting more double teams than Liuget.

The problem is your basing EVERYTHING on sacks, and I'm not talking about pass rush, I'm talking about getting curb stomped by Dallas' rookie RG in the run game.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:42 PM

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I agree that defensive line is our weakness.  Reyes needs to play out of his mind this season. Liuget needs to stay healthy and we need to have a surprise at NT.  I like Lissemore, but he is not going to control the middle.  Geathers looks like he will platoon at NT.  If only our line were stronger…  I really believe this could be a special defense if we take care of the line.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:49 PM

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Agreed, the next couple of weeks will be crucial as who will stay/go roster jockeying I wouldn't doubt TT has an eye
On a D-Lineman or two somewhere, waiting to snag, we are just too thin!


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I agree that defensive line is our weakness.  Reyes needs to play out of his mind this season. Liuget needs to stay healthy and we need to have a surprise at NT.  I like Lissemore, but he is not going to control the middle.  Geathers looks like he will platoon at NT.  If only our line were stronger…  I really believe this could be a special defense if we take care of the line.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:50 PM

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Reyes has not proven that he's very good overall.  He does some good things for sure.  He gets penetration and gets to the QB.  But his problem is that on running plays, he seems to get lost in blocks.  That must be fixed.

I'm still gunning for Scafe or Guy to take his place and I've already seen Scafe do some good things in preseason game 1.  

Reyes, not so much.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:05 PM

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Once again, Doc, Guys, right on! When I first read this, I thought holy crap did anyone over at Chargerland OK this?
He must think he is doing a great job out there? Well maybe Beach is his PR guy, but the rest of us who live in reality
Land see the problems, and if he has another subpar season, he probably will not be playing for this up and coming
Team!




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Posted: 09/10/2014 10:55 AM

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I just had to bump up this thread.  I didn't catch the whole game so I "rewatched it" again last night....  Reyes stood out to me by, well, doing nothing as usual.  He is totally useless, and I HOPE that a trade IS in the works because this D-line would do better with a nice bookend to compliment Liuget on the other side.  I'm even less worried about NT (always have been).

 

DEMOTE REYES!

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Posted: 09/10/2014 11:04 AM

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yantha wrote:

I just had to bump up this thread.  I didn't catch the whole game so I "rewatched it" again last night....  Reyes stood out to me by, well, doing nothing as usual.  He is totally useless, and I HOPE that a trade IS in the works because this D-line would do better with a nice bookend to compliment Liuget on the other side.  I'm even less worried about NT (always have been).

 

DEMOTE REYES!

Totally agree. Reyes is not worth his roster spot. Get someone in here who has some fire and desire. There is something wrong going on here and I would love to know what the coaches are thinking.

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Posted: 09/10/2014 11:56 AM

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As much as I liked Ingram, he hasn't so far lived up to expectations,  If Atta plays more LOLB, replacing him on passing downs, then Reyes will be able to effect his "one trick pony" pass rush.  He is a decent pass rusher, albeit against single teams, but with Atta providing pressure from the outside, maybe Reyes will do the same from between the LT and LG, or between the LG and OC.  He still stinks against the run.  So far, not so good, but it's only one game.  I'm giving Reyes this year as a "free trial", and if we don't like his product, return it for a full refund, minus shipping of course.
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Posted: 09/10/2014 2:47 PM

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I wonder if Ingram was on the Seahawks that he would be on the defensive line.  Seems to me they love  those undersized guys who swarm like killer bees.  There secondary is huge, but their defense is built on speed . I would have to agree that he has not lived up to expectations, and wonder if we are using him correctly.
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Posted: 09/10/2014 2:58 PM

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He did better his Rookie year when we had Real NT's to take the load so he could do his thing?




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Posted: 09/10/2014 3:34 PM

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He did better his Rookie year when we had Real NT's to take the load so he could do his thing?

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They used a 2 Gap NT back then and he come off the bench.
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Posted: 09/10/2014 4:56 PM

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Maybe I'm screwed up T, to where his Rookie year we had the DT's or NT doing their thing and Corey and Reyes were strictly DE's with getting one on ones constantly allowing Kendall to have a banner year, I can't explain
The drop off in production?




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