Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers: 3 up and 3 down
This was Daryl Worley‘s first game of the season after spending the first four on suspension. His addition was definitely needed. He was the only player in the secondary that was making plays consistently. What’s even better is that he can tackle. Corners who can tackle aren’t common to find.
When Worley sniffed out the wide receiver screen to Tyrell Williams he quickly got off a partial block and made the secure tackle. Those are the traits that have been missing from this secondary. Being able to quickly assess a play and break on it. We haven’t seen that thus far.
Worley was solid in coverage as well. He was hardly shown getting beat by a receiver for anything big. The cornerback depth got a lot better with Worley’s return. You just hope that he keeps this up. He may start to takeaway snaps from Conley in early downs that are more likely for running plays.
His tackling is beyond better than Conley who doesn’t drive his legs through the tackle. It’s going to be a bit challenging for teams to go lateral now with tackling being solidified with Worley.