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Training Camp Recap: July 28

Posted by Christopher Smith on July 28, 2011 – 12:00 PM

Evening Update (see below for morning practice)
 
The first “practice” took place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The players wore shells and participated in two special teams periods, two run periods, 16 plays of blitz and 40 combined plays of 7-on-7, 9-on-9 and team drills.
 

A linebacker bounds over a pad during individual drills.

Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien took many of the reps, particularly during the pre-practice install period. Head Coach Norv Turner called him “smart” and “accurate” and said he had a good first day.
 

Tolzien scans the line of scrimmage pre-snap.

Antoine Cason and Patrick Crayton shared punt return duties.

Cason measures a Mike Scifres punt.

Ryan Mathews flashed quickness off the edge, running toward the left sideline several times.

The Chargers held a walk-through Thursday morning on the pristine practice fields at Chargers Park. Cameras line the sidewalk at Chargers Park, getting their first footage of 2011.

A myriad of new player numbers took some getting used to, and the roster will have to be torn up daily because of the constant change expected to continue through this week.

But David Binn and Antonio Gates returned to the field, No. 17 got under center and played some catch, and defensive coordinator Greg Maunsky and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia got their first chance to work with the players.

Bisaccia, center, and Binn, left, have more than three decades of combined experience playing and coaching in the NFL.

Several draft picks got their first taste of the NFL as well, including Marcus Gilchrist, Jonas Mouton, Jordan Todman, Steve Schilling and Andrew Gachkar.

Guys signed to futures contracts weeks after the season also practiced, with blocking tight end Dennis Morris and bruising fullback Frank Summers commanding attention with their big bodies. Kicker Ricky Schmitt and defensive end Carl Ihenacho also practiced.

Among the college free agents signed, Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien got some reps under center.

Bisaccia and Manusky’s energy, along with the dozens of rookies, first and second year players, added enthusiasm to an inherently exciting first day.

Bisaccia speaks with kicker Nate Kaeding, who cranked out some pushups during the morning walk-through.

Bisaccia introduces his demanding, personable style to special teams roster candidates.

FB Frank Summers, at 5-foot-10, 255 pounds, cuts an imposing figure.

Stay true and keep pounding,
Christopher


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16 Responses to “Training Camp Recap: July 28”

  1. By Scott on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ah yes…there it is…the sounds of “Autumn Thunder” dancing through my head…

  2. By DoGg on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN!! Go Bolts, we are goin ALL THE WAY!!

  3. By Tom White on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I love the smell of pig skin in the morning.

  4. By Charger SJB (nor cal) on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s GO BOLTZ!!! Time to flip the script on everyone and get the Trophy to SUNNY SO. CAL… I am rooting you on from No. Cal… Be patient VJ and focus, there is a pay day coming, you watch…

  5. By deirdre farrelly on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    ALL CHARGERS LOOK REAL GOOD TODAY IN PRACTICE.CAN NOT WAIT TO THEM PLAY IN A HOME GAME.I HAVE MISSED SEEING ALL THE CHARGERS AND HEARING ABOUT THEM TOO,AS HUGE CHARGERS FAN NOW AND FOR EVER.

  6. By Jarred on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Pick up what you can quickly boys. Big year ahead of us. We’ll need you guys to be sharp and ready out there.

  7. By Chato on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    This will be an exciting year. We have a lot of depth on offense. By the looks of it, our defense will compliment them. I can’t wait. Time to sweep our division and put fear around the league.

  8. By richard on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    This is going to be a special season. I can feel it. A. J. is making all the right moves. And the Chargers organization have the best ownership in the league. And the best Q.B. There is no doubt we’ll take the afc west, but thats’ not enough, its’ our turn to go to the big show. GO BOLTS

  9. By Scott on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The special are going to be vastly improved. Just knowing that David Binn is out there long snapping again lets me another punt will not be blocked for a long time. We added depth and playmaking ability to the #1 defense in the NFL with Sanders and Spikes. This season is gonna be amazing GO BOLTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By MachoMenos on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Who would of thought just 2 weeks ago that this would be the greatest preseason ever? Go Boltz!!!

  11. By Hollie Marshall on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m so excited and can’t wait to see what Jordan Todman brings to the game.

  12. By DoGg on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I can feel the bolts from Denver! Broncos suck! They are gonna have Tebow as there #1, uh theres 2-0 already, Oakland won’t have Namdi, uh 4-0, and we have much more easy teams to play! GO SAN DIEGO SUPER CHARGERS!!!!

  13. By 8892 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    darn!! Frank Summers looks like huge FB/TE type of guy. Maybe he will be able to compete and win for a FB/TE blocking guy? That would be great.

  14. By fitnesssuccess on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Frank Summers blocking for Mike Tolbert UP THE MIDDLE! GROUND AND POUND BABY!

  15. By David harrison on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    got a steal in WR Vidal Hazelton. This kid is the real deal. He got a bad break with an injury and could have been a 1st round pick. He is very physical, runs great routes and blocks like Hines Ward. He has great hands, great ball skills. Watch out for this kid once he grasps the playbook. Check out this sick catch http://www.govidal.com

  16. By William daniels on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    OK I love what I am seeing done with the defense. Offense? I feel the receiving group as a whole is average at best (besides Vincent Jackson) no speed, come on AJ don’t be normal give this great Quarterback some deadly weapons. I feel this is basically the only glaring weakness.

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