Coach Lynn Postgame Press Conference Chargers vs Seahawks

Coach Lynn addresses the media after defeating the Seahawks 24-14

Opening statement:

Classic example of a bend-but-dont-break defense. Normally we dont see deep balls going over our heads like we did today, but they didnt let them in the end zone, and that was the most important thing. Some of these guys are showing up and theyre very consistent. Theyre starting to carry over things from practice into games, which make us easier for us to evaluate. I thought [Mike] Pouncey did an excellent job in the run game on that line. I thought Mike Williams showed up and doing the things that hes doing. That young running back, [Detrez] Newsome thought he played the game well and finished. We only had two backs, just Melvin [Gordon] and Newsome, so he played a lot of snaps. Special teams and backfield I thought he did a heck of a job. Its good to see some of those guys just make plays that they made because they made them in practice and pretty soon we have to make these decisions on that 53. Thats just going to make it that much easier for us.

On why RB Austin Ekeler didnt play:

He has a sore calf, so I didnt want him doing anything. He probably could have played if it was Week 1, but I didnt want him hurting himself any worse than what it is right now.

On DB Jaylen Watkins injury:

Just a knee. All we know right now is just a sore knee. Hes getting an MRI tomorrow.

On QB Philip Rivers with the first team offense:

I see that every day in practice. Those offense and defense runs, they go at it every day, so he moves the ball down the field. He did it today.

On WR JJ Jones punt return:

It wasnt just JJ, it was the whole punt return. We challenged them last week, and it was good to see them respond that way.

On DE Isaac Rochell:

Thats another guy that stood out to me tonight. I just forgot to mention his name. His pass rush, his special teams, his contributions hes really becoming a versatile athlete.

On if Rochell can play outside and inside:

Absolutely. He can play big end. He can play little end. He can play inside the three. He can run down the field in kickoff coverage. Right now, theres not too many things hes not doing.

On WR Mike Williams first preseason touchdown:

It good to see Mike take the drill to the field. Hes been doing it in practice, and its good seeing him go up and make that catch in a game. Hes playing with a lot of confidence right now.

On K Roberto Aguayo:

He was 100 percent, so I thought he did well. I wish he had a couple more opportunities, but he got one there at the end. Took a delay of game just to back him up a little bit, but he kicked well today.

On why Roberto Aguayo was featured as the kicker tonight:

We wanted to see Roberto.

On how they chose which kicker would play tonight:

Were just doing it by game, next week youll see Caleb [Sturgis] a little bit more, and then you will see Roberto [Aguayo] again.

On what he took away from this game:

The guys, like I said earlier, the guys are playing the most consistent football right now and its smart. Were not going to beat ourselves. Thats the thing that we recite every single day. There are some guys that are going to be disappointed tomorrow when they watch the tape because of penalties. But so what? Certain guys have turned the corner. They understand the speed of the game. Theyre executing. Theyre playing physical and clean football. Its good to see some of the guys do that.

On if the play action issues in the game is due to the rotation of the free safety position:

You could say that about a lot of things, Dan. Youre always rotating guys in other games, guys coming in cold, but we have expectations. We put the Chargers uniform on and we play a certain way. On our defense, we stay on top. Today we didnt get that done.

On playing at home:

Its always good to come home and play in front of your family and friends and your fans. So it felt good to be back here.

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