*Ouch* This is going to hurt our pass D-especially in the middle of the field! Pt being that the Chargers' pass D, especially in their weakness middle of the field, has gotten a big improvement. Burnett was our best coverage LB...he will provide the same to the Chargers unit. Chargers.com - News Headlines LB Burnett agrees to two-year deal With one move, the Chargers strengthened their defense and special teams Tuesday as linebacker Kevin Burnett, who spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, agreed to terms on a two-year contract with San Diego. āWeāre excited to have the opportunity to add an outstanding football player to our team,ā General Manager A.J. Smith said. āKevin has excelled in the kicking game throughout his career and has experience in a defensive system that is very similar to ours. Weāre glad to have him aboard.ā Burnett (6-3, 242) met with Chargers officials last Wednesday and Thursday after visiting the Oakland Raiders earlier in the week. He also spent time in Houston over the weekend and was reportedly courted by the Green Bay Packers before he decided to come to San Diego. His conversations with Head Coach Norv Turner and Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera helped convince him to don the Lightning Bolts. ā(Norv and I) sat down and talked about football and talked about how he runs things,ā Burnett said. āI felt like we had a great conversation and San Diego was the best fit for me. Coach Rivera is a great coach as well. He took the time to explain things to me. We had great chemistry as far as a feel for what he was calling and why he was calling it. I canāt ask for a better situation.ā The past two seasons heās played under former San Diego Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, and the Chargers run a 3-4 defense similar to the one Phillips installed during his time with the Bolts and currently directs with the Cowboys. āItās very, very similar,ā Burnett said. āItās a lot of the same calls. Obviously people do things different from team to team, but it should be a pretty easy transition.ā Burnett tallied 38 tackles and two sacks in 2008, and his 19 special teams tackles were the second most on the squad. He also finished second on the team in special teams tackles in 2006 and tied for third in 2007. While Burnett hopes his move to San Diego gives him a chance to get more involved on defense, heās also open to a role in the kicking game. āIf thatās what Iām called to do, thatās what Iāll go out there and do,ā Burnett said. Burnett grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended high school in Compton. He was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer at the University of Tennessee before the Cowboys drafted him in the second round in 2005. The opportunity to get within driving distance of his family was also a key factor in his signing with the Chargers. āIām close to my mother and my grandparents, everybody that I grew up around gets a chance to see me play in person,ā Burnett said. āItās a great situation and Iām happy to be a Charger.ā Linebacker Kevin Burnett (57) is the newest member of the Chargers organization.