The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the hottest teams in all of football. After winning four straight and seven of nine, the Chargers are in position to take over atop the AFC West with a win tomorrow night against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram joined The Jim Rome Show on Friday and talked about being in this position after starting the season with four-straight losses.
“It feels amazing. We know the work we’ve been putting in week in and week out and through the off-season,” Ingram said. “So we know we grind day in, day out, so it’s just amazing just to be in this position we are in.”
Ingram, along with defensive end Joey Bosa, form arguably the NFL’s best passing rushing tandem. The 2013 first-round pick talked about their working relationship.
“I think we work so good together because we are so different,” Ingram said. “Both our rushing styles and the way we play football is so different, which really complements each other. We try to teach each other stuff on the daily, and we got friendly competition between each other and I think that pushes to be even better.”
The tandem has accounted for 20.5 sacks this season, and Ingram said they celebrate the other’s sack more than their own.
“We work so hard together and it’s so hard to get sacks in this league, so we really just try to put all our eggs in one basket and either one of us get a sack it’s like we both got one,” Ingram said. “We are so excited for each other because we just want to see each other succeed and we want the team to succeed. So we try to do everything to help the team succeed.”
As a unit, the Chargers defense has been dominant over their past three contests, not allowing more than 13 points in any game. Ingram says it’s been less about a major change and more about continuing to follow the course head coach Anthony Lynn has laid out.
“There’s been no change really, we just have been grinding man,” Ingram said. “You get to a point where you feel like enough is enough. And we just been grinding. We’ve got a motto: If they can’t score, they can’t win. And that stands true.”