Chargers Great to Serve as Coaching Intern - Ricky Henne
Just don't expect him to be lacing up his cleats. Instead of taking on double teams, "Jamal the Wall" will serve as a coaching intern assisting the defensive line.
10 Things to Watch: Keenan Allen vs. Jason Verrett - Ricky Henne
"I know he’s going to bring it each day, and he knows I won’t back down," Allen said last year. "There is no let up. If we want to be the best in the league, we’ve got to beat the best in the league. And that is the way we look at each other each day on the field."
Hardwick & Lewin Offer Sleepers, More Heading into Training Camp - Ricky Henne
The under the radar sleeper I want to see is Jatavis Brown. He is a real hybrid, and I’m interested to see how we utilize him. Jatavis has the size to be a linebacker and the speed to be a safety. He has the skills and physical tools to be both. I want to see him as a dime safety. I’m just throwing that out there! Tyrell Williams is another guy. He has unbelievable big play ability, and can bring something different to this offense. And Matt Slauson isn’t under the radar, but of course I want to see how he does and what he brings to the offensive line. By all accounts, it’s been good so far.
Melvin Gordon's health among five things to watch in Chargers camp - Eric Williams
The Chargers added veteran center Matt Slauson in free agency and third-round selection Max Tuerk in the draft. Otherwise, the offensive line remains the same. The front five need to figure out a way to stay healthy for the duration of the season. The Chargers have not been close to a season in which the same five guys started all 16 games up front since a decade ago, in 2006, when left guard Kris Dielman missed just one game. San Diego needs that type of consistency and chemistry up front in order for the offense to perform better, particularly in the run game. We'll see if the front five can stay out of the training room.