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Training Camp Recap: July 30

Posted by Christopher Smith on July 30, 2011 – 12:27 PM

Afternoon: Full Pads

Fans and pads aside, Saturday’s practice provided the coaching staff the best opportunity yet to evaluate a roster of young players in live drills that best simulate football.

The hitting started early, with rookie CB Marcus Gilchrist laying into practice squad holdover WR Bryan Walters.

DT Antonio Garay slipped into the backfield and tossed RB Ryan Mathews.

K Nate Kaeding drilled a 51-yard field goal into goal posts much narrower than regulation.

OLB Shaun Phillips works a 1-on-1 pass rushing drill against rookie OT Steve Schilling.

ILB Takeo Spikes, OLB Travis LaBoy, FS Eric Weddle and SS Bob Sanders watch practice together after signing contracts Friday.

WR Cameron Kenney tries to prevent a gunner from getting downfield during a special teams drill.

Head Coach Norv Turner, foreground, grins as he talks with defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. QB Scott Tolzien leads the huddle in the background.

A group of fans waits to get inside the gate at Chargers Park. Fans started to line up three hours before practice.

Morning: Walk-Through

It’s clear Head Coach Norv Turner’s main focus this week is incorporating the rookies and young players. They take the majority of the reps and receive the majority of the verbal feedback.

Granted, the Chargers have a large group of veterans that can’t practice before Aug. 4. The team in Chargers workout clothes on the sidelines is pretty formidable: Vincent Jackson, Mike Tolbert, Jeromey Clary, Antonio Gates (eligible but being held out as a safety measure), Eric Weddle, Bob Sanders, Takeo Spikes and Antwan Barnes, to name a few.

Undrafted rookies are in the most difficult position, though draft picks don’t have it easy either. Though the Chargesr are allowed just one full-pads or shells practice per day, the walk-through sessions are crucial for younger players as they attempt to absorb the information and play without thinking.

QB Philip Rivers gets set for a walk-through snap as OT Nick Richmond, serving as a pass rusher on the play, offers a menacing glare.

CB Antoine Cason offers a smile as he competes against WR Seyi Ajirotutu despite the dialed-down speed of practice.

WR Vincent Jackson, center, makes himself useful by holding the first-down marker. Jackson and the other signed free agents can't practice until Aug. 4 but are attending meetings and watching from the sideline.

TE Randy McMichael, left, and RB Mike Tolbert enjoy returning to Chargers Park after signing contracts Friday.

Stay true and keep pounding,
Christopher


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7 Responses to “Training Camp Recap: July 30”

  1. By Cleo Navarro on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Have a great season!!!!

  2. By MachoMenos on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Where the heck is Luiget?

  3. By DoGg on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    SIGN LUIGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By SDEncye on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s get it dont this year Bolts! Got all the muscle now.

  5. By Jim Knott on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Why is everybody waiting intil thursday to get started, This preseason needs more practice to get a fast start. I hope we see vets going longer in preseason games to get in the flow.

  6. By michael on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    SAN DIEGO. SUPER CHARGERS.

    GO BOLTS

  7. By High School TE on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Ryan needs longer pants. He practically has 2 thigh pads. Haha, I always have the same issue.

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