Episode 2 of Hard Knocks premiered last night and it was another home run for HBO and their long-running series. The showed featured more of the players compared to Episode 1, as well as the weekly bit regarding how each team is still working overtime to mitigate the potential affects of the pandemic.
Seth Ryan, an offensive assistant and son of former Jets and Bills HC Rex Ryan, was also highlighted as the first member of the team’s staff to contract COVID-19 — aside from Anthony Lynn, of course. However, we came to find out that Ryan received a false positive, so the 26 year old was able to return to camp only after 36 hours away.
One of the more enjoyable scenes from last night was the epic corn hole battle between Derwin James and a handful of other defensive backs. It showed just one of many ways that the Bolts players are finding relaxation time during such a tumultuous time for everyone.
I’ll save the rest of my thoughts for my recap, but now I want to know what you all thought of the latest episode.
Oh, and here are today’s links!
Hayley Elwood talks about Linval Joseph’s strength in her latest training camp notebook (Chargers.com)
Derwin James was mic’d up at training camp (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez lists four Chargers who could become stars after a strong 2020 season (Chargers Wire)
Brent Sobleski lists the best landing spots for Melvin Ingram, if he’s traded (Bleacher Report)
NFL Nation discusses the floors and ceilings of all 32 NFL teams in 2020 (ESPN)
NFL Nation highlights how the group of sophomore QBs got better this offseason (ESPN)
The Cowboys released DT Gerald McCoy on Tuesday (Bleacher Report)
Patrik Walker lists 10 unanswered questions due to the lack of a preseason (CBS Sports)