SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers and Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meet on the field after a 45-38 Packer win at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Football! Live football is here and ready for your eager eyes to absorb. Even if you have to listen to Jon Gruden while watching the game (I guess you don't have to, there are mute buttons), it's still totally worth it to see 11 offensive and 11 defensive players where San Diego Chargers jerseys and attempting to run plays called the their respective coaches.
The question that always comes around each preseason is if the Defensive Coordinator should scale back on blitzing (so at to not give anything away for the regular season) or blitz more (build confidence and experience with those plays). I suppose the same is true with the offense, where Norv Turner seems to call more screen passes in the preseason than he does in the regular season (which makes sense, since they're one of the few "timing" plays in the passing offense).
Either way, it should be fun to watch and then come back here tonight/tomorrow to dissect. I'll see you guys in the comments. Here's how to watch/listen to the game:
Radio: XTRA 1360AM
Some late injury news/updates:
List of Chargers not expected to play include Royal, Gaither, Goodman, Gilchrist, Jarret Johnson. Melvin Ingram will start for Johnson— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) August 9, 2012
Charlie Whitehurst is suited up, warming up and absent from the list of those not expected to play tonight. Make of that what you will.— Scott Bair (@NCTchargers) August 9, 2012