Fullback Derek Watt sat out practice for the second-straight day but kept himself active and productive by taking rookie running back-turned-fullback, Jeremy Cox, to the side of the field for some extra work on a single sled as he transitions into a new role.
Philip Rivers to Keenan Allen. (Wait until the end for the person scouting report from Allen.) pic.twitter.com/pw9rRwNBXa— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 28, 2019
This is just a sweet reminder that our WR1 is #good
One PBU and two INTs for Arrion Springs in 1-on-1s, including a one-handed pick off a tipped ball in the end zone. Impressive showing. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 28, 2019
Defensive back Arrion Springs had himself a day with a pair of interceptions during 1-on-1’s with the defensive backs. His one-handed interception came against newly-signed wide receiver Malachi Dupre.
Sam Tevi and Trent Scott still splitting reps at left and right tackle. Bosa beat Scott badly off the edge when Scott was at RT for a would-be sack. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 28, 2019
The offensive tackle shuffling continues and the outcome is as expected. Heck, you gotta think Scott and Tevi will improve at some point if they have to go up against Ingram and Bosa every single day like this for the foreseeable future.
Everyone cross all your fingers and rub your rabbit’s feet because this offensive line is going to need all the luck, as things stand.
Hunter Henry is going to be a problem this year. Just made his second big catch of the day in 11s on a deep cross. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 28, 2019
I got a lot of flack from my co-workers when I told them I bought a Hunter Henry jersey a week prior to him tearing his ACL last year. Of course, my actions were the first thing they could pin the blame on at the time but now, I’m ready to rock that bad boy all season long because he’s going to be, as Popper put it, “a m****f****** PROBLEM!”
Kyle Wilson just blew up Detrez Newsome on a swing pass. Newsome comes up limping. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) July 28, 2019
The one ounce of negative news stemming from today’s practice is this little note on running back Detrez Newsome coming up limping following a collision with linebacker Kyle Wilson.
Newsome is a tough dude so I’m hoping this doesn’t lead to a set-back for the young ball carrier. I’m excited to see what he can do in his second season with some more playing time on the horizon.
Joey Bosa on struggling through foot injury in 2018: “I don’t like watching film from last year. It was not me.” pic.twitter.com/eaTdSarjq6— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 28, 2019
I liked what Bosa had to say in his post-practice presser with the media. He admitted that he doesn’t like to watch his film from 2018 because he feels like that’s not him out there, knowing he was injured for most of the year.
The man still had five sacks in six games and STILL believes that he wasn’t anything like the way he expects himself to be. He later said he’s back to feeling 100%, like he did last preseason, and is looking forward to having a big 2019 season.
Joey Bosa said he's impressed with Thomas Davis' play and leadership. The 36-year-old LB isn't afraid to call out the star DE: "He’s giving me crap about not running off the field, which I don’t get enough, so it’s good. It’s just good to have a leader like that."— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) July 28, 2019
My final note of the day is also from the fourth-year defensive end and his perspective so far on the Bolts’ newest linebacker, Thomas Davis.
He mentioned that Davis has stepped right in as the leader of the defense, even going as far as to yell at Bosa if he doesn’t run off the field as fast as he should.
Bosa admits he enjoys it and believes “he doesn’t get that enough”.
I’m stoked to see what effect Davis’ presence will have on this defense going forward.