The second day of training has come to an end and of course there are a number of things to take note of just two days into camp. Daniel Popper, the new hire for the Chargers’ beat at The Athletic, was our main source for training camp news today with a little sprinkle of ESPN’s Eric Williams.
It was another solid, injury-free practice for the Chargers with young guys continuing to make plays and veterans continuing to show why they’re the starters.
Here’s all the tidbits from today’s second practice.
Kyzir White not practicing today. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
This was a surprise, and a slight scare, to read at the start of practice. In his post-practice presser, Anthony Lynn stated this was a day off for White and that he will be participating in tomorrow’s practice. However, they will be monitoring him.
Forrest Lamp at left guard with the first team for opening period of team drills. Trent Scott at LT, Sam Tevi at RT.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
On D, Rayshawn Jenkins stays with the first tram at free safety. Michael Davis playing opposite Hayward at corner. Denzel Perryman at Mike. #Chargers
I can never get enough of the Forrest Lamp news. For the second-straight practice, Lamp saw reps with the first team at left guard while Dan Feeney saw more reps at center. There is nothing wrong with Mike Pouncey, but Lynn continues to push the versatility across his interior linemen.
DT Jerry Tillery participating in individual drills. #Chargers pic.twitter.com/gvZecvhU5W— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
Jerry Tillery is still being brought along slowly. He once again participated in team drills but did not see time during 11v11. He’s looked good, showing strength and agility. In general, it’s great seeing someone of his stature in that interior defender group.
With Melvin Gordon in Day 2 of his contract holdout, Anthony Lynn working closely with the running backs today. pic.twitter.com/2olpMCvvvm— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 26, 2019
A running back coach at heart, Lynn spent some extra time with the running backs today. Always a good thing to see.
Michael Davis picks off Philip Rivers on a long ball intended for Travis Benjamin. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
This is obviously good news for Mike Davis fans. It’s note-worthy that Davis was able to stay with Travis Benjamin on a deep route but it’s also not a good thing that Rivers is still deciding to throw it deep to Benjamin when, chances are, that ball will be picked off.
Not exactly what we want to see this early.
Tyrod Taylor throws one of the prettier deep balls in the league. He finds Andre Patton for an 80-yard TD over the top. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
Andre Patton is one of the more experienced “young guys” on this team, especially after playing some legitimate football from February to April while with the Alliance of American Football.
Tyrod Taylor is still the best back-up quarterback the Chargers have ever had behind Philip Rivers and his presence should make fans extremely comfortable were something to ever happen to Rivers.
Thomas Davis: “Until we’re the No. 1 defense in the league, we haven’t really accomplished anything.” #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 26, 2019
Thomas Davis joins Brandon Mebane as the only other member of this Chargers defense to play in a Super Bowl. Hopefully the little details and the way Davis handles his business can rub off on the rest of that side of the ball. I like the quote, as well. It shows that Davis has the right mindset at this point in time.
Join us back here tomorrow as we recap day three of training camp! Also, make sure you’re following me on twitter @zonetracks. I’ll have my own commentary about the practices so you won’t want to miss that.