Sometime before the start of the Chargers’ game with the Jaguars on Sunday in Jacksonville, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane will find a place in or near the visiting locker room.
The defensive players will gather around him, adrenaline saturating the blood pumping through their veins, as he begins to sermonize.
What he says, that’s confidential, but his teammates all swear he’s good at it. It’s why it’s a near impossibility that the Chargers or Mebane will find themselves as the punchline to a joke in the way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their leader, quarterback Jameis Winston, did one week ago.
Before the game against the New Orleans Saints, the Buccaneers gathered...