OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 01: Jacoby Ford #12 of the Oakland Raiders looks to put a move on Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum on January 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Chargers won the game 38-26. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Chargers’ Quentin Jammer is listed as questionable for Sunday’s Whited Out home opener against the Tennessee Titans.
Jammer broke his thumb last week in the opening win against the Oakland Raiders.
With his injury, the depth chart for the cornerback position becomes even more vital. The only others on the roster besides starters Jammer and Antoine Cason are Shareece Wright and Marcus Gilchrist.
Wright and Gilchrist both excelled in training camp and preseason.
Even if Jammer plays on Sunday it will likely be in a limited capacity.
Head coach Norv Turner says if they do need to play Jammer less than usual, they are ready.
“We have a plan,” Turner said. “I think it’s a good plan.”
Safety Eric Weddle finished the Raiders game in the nickel spot. With all this talent the cornerbacks have almost become a team in and of themselves. It is not how the individual will succeed but how the group will succeed.
“We work hard,” Gilchrist said. “Each and every week the coaches get a good game plan. We’re just anxious to perform.”
Of course, with any performance comes critique.
Cason was beat several times during Monday’s game, especially in the fourth quarter. And he knows it.
“I’m my own worst critic for sure,” Cason said. “I’m harder on myself than anyone else can be. That’s what challenges me each week.”
The Titans starting wide receivers Nate Washington and Kenny Britt are both listed as questionable for “White Hot Sunday.”
Which, by the way, the cornerbacks could not be more excited for.
“It’s taking me back to my college days,” Gilchrist said.” I love that all white. I think that all white makes you look a little bit faster.”
“That’s definitely going to help,” Cason said. “It’s extra motivation for sure and everyone’s excited about it.”