Miami Dolphins wary of Los Angeles Chargers’ ‘relentless’ pass-rushers – AFC East – Miami Dolphins News

Miami Dolphins wary of Los Angeles Chargers’ ‘relentless’ pass-rushers – AFC East – Miami Dolphins News

OXNARD, Calif. — When the Miami Dolphins picked Laremy Tunsil in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, they did so with games like Sunday’s against the Los Angeles Chargers in mind.

The Chargers boast one of the league’s most dominant pass-rushing tandems in reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa and sixth-year pro Melvin Ingram.

“Hands down [one of the best tandems],” Tunsil said. “It’s going to be a big test for me and [right tackle] Ja’Wuan [James].”

Bosa and Ingram combined for 18.5 sacks in 2016 and seemed to improve as the season went along. Over the final six weeks, Bosa, whose dad was a first-round pick of the Dolphins in 1987, recorded 6.5 sacks, tied for the most in the league in that span.

Tunsil spent his rookie season at guard but switched to his more natural spot at left tackle in the offseason. The year he spent on the interior of the line helped him better understand everyone’s responsibilities, he said, but left tackle is home.

“It feels good to be back on the island,” Tunsil said.

On Thursday, Ingram indicated that the Chargers weren’t worried about facing new Dolphins starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

“We don’t see him as a problem,” Ingram said. “We need to go out and play our style of football.”

That view isn’t shared when the Dolphins look at Ingram and Bosa, who both had 1.5 sacks in the Chargers’ 24-21 loss to Denver on Monday night.

“Those two guys are coming and they’re relentless,…

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