Bosa ‘more excited’ for second playoff spot
The Chargers took to the field for a final practice before Saturday night’s playoff game against the Jaguars.
Only six players from the 2018 playoff roster remain on the current roster. One of them is Joey Bosa. The outside linebacker will be in his third playoff game on Saturday, but as he noted after his return from injury, it feels a little different this time.
In 2018, he was unable to play again due to a leg injury, but with the team closer this year, expectations for the playoffs are increasing.
“It feels like another week,” Bosa said. “It’s been a pretty short year for me. It’s crazy to think that this is the second time I’ve been to the playoffs. I don’t feel like it, but it’s true. I don’t know, I’m more excited this year. increase.
Bosa said, “I think he felt a little distanced from the team, as he was talking about coming back after a leg injury.” feels like one big unit, and I think we’re getting closer as the years go by, playoff games with friends and teammates.”
The team shares the excitement and hopes that everyone will be able to bring out the best in what they see.
“This is a new beginning, a chance to prove ourselves,” said Chargers head coach Brandon Staley. “You’re playing against the best players this season.
“I can really show the world what I am going to do and that level of competition will increase. “It brings out the best in your team and we’re excited to compete.”
The close bond around the team is something that has been talked about throughout the year, as the team has weathered the adversity of the season. rice field.
Also, his bond with fellow outside linebacker Khalil Mack is like Bosa’s relationship with another former Chargers defensive lineman.
“I see him as I do [former Chargers defensive tackle] Linval [Joseph], he keeps me up to the standard,” Bosa said. Personally, I don’t want to let him down. ”
Week 18 in Denver was Bosa’s second game after returning from a groin injury suffered against the Jaguars in Week 3.
It’s been a long road to recovery, but Bosa said he felt more comfortable in the game. He continues to feel stronger each time he plays.
“I feel good,” Botha said. “Obviously I was a little sore after last week’s game, but I think I’m getting stronger every week.
“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling confident, I think I had a better rush than last week,” added Bosa. “I felt a little better.”