Video Of Vaughn Martin Bulldozing A Chargers Scout

The San Diego Chargers scouting department will go to extreme ends to make sure they know everything there is to know about a prospect, and that includes personally experiencing a player's explosion into the pads. Tom Gibbons nearly puts his life on the line trying to absorb a blow dished out by defensive lineman Vaughn Martin:

April 27, 2009

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Anonymous said... Apr 28, 2009, 6:28:00 AM

That looked like Jeremy Clary getting blown off the line.

Kraigus said... Apr 28, 2009, 8:02:00 AM

I saw that video on You Tube right after we drafted him. Love it. I think this guy will turn out to be a beast on our D line. This year, he might get into the rotation in Olshansky's vacated spot, but I think Down the line, we're looking at J Wall Jr.

Anonymous said... Apr 28, 2009, 10:26:00 AM


Anonymous said... Apr 28, 2009, 11:25:00 AM

Is Tom Gibbons ex-lineman? I'm not sure if this proves anything?

Rob Zepeda said... Apr 28, 2009, 11:56:00 AM

Gibbons was a former linebacker and tight end in college

Anonymous said... Apr 28, 2009, 1:00:00 PM

This doesn't prove anything but the guy is big, fast - under a 5 sec 40 yard dash, strong 44 reps at 225, and this video shows that he is explosive. He has tremendous upside. He is from Canada and needs to be coached, but he could be great. It's a boom or bust pick. The Chargers must have liked what they saw when they brought this guy in for workouts.

A.J. has built a great team. We have been consistent contenders. We have to trust his judgement.

arnie said... Apr 28, 2009, 8:44:00 PM

being good at being in the playoffs is good, being consistant at wining championships, is another. go look at new england and pittsburg... they understand there is a difference. the chargers have yet to turn the corner, with A.J.'s picks.

peace out

Anonymous said... Apr 29, 2009, 12:55:00 PM

Gibbons being a former linebacker or not doesn't matter even if he keeps himself in game shape at his age. Him just standing there without much leverage gives him almost no chance of holding Martin off. I understand Martin's strong dude but I wouldn't classify this as impressive. He's a brute force that needs to coached up.

Neoplatonist Bolthead said... Apr 29, 2009, 4:48:00 PM

I know that Martin and English aren't day one starters, but if they're both on the field at once...

Luis Castillo: 290 lbs
Jamal Williams: 350 lbs
Vaughn Martin: 330 lbs
Shawne Merriman: 270 lbs
Shaun Phillips: 265 lbs
Larry English: 255 lbs
Stephen Cooper: 235 lbs
Front 7: 1995 lbs.

1995/7 = 285 average. 1x NT + 2x DE + 4x LB = 7x DE/T. Those are some really big people, even by NFL standards. They have big cornerbackss, too.

Just an observation. Not implying anything in particular. But last year's Colts front 7 was about 1750 lbs., one (Colts) guy lighter. Or Billy Crystal and two Backstreet Boys.

Anonymous said... Apr 30, 2009, 11:53:00 PM

That was clever bolthead.. What I liked the most about the video is we're not talking about a pilsbury 330 lbs lineman, but an athlete that has God given strengh and quickness!! A raw project that will get better and better with experience. I hope new D.line coach Johnson has what it takes to mold this monster!!


Anonymous said... May 5, 2009, 8:28:00 AM

You know what they say about Canadian football players? The can't skate! Vaughn looks great, draft must definately make up for the Vanier Cup loss.

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