Morning Dump


It is cut day today and we will find out who makes the team. Had Bryan Walters done enough and will the Bolts keep Stephen Cooper around. Let’s find out.

Here is your dump:

SAN DIEGO —- Chargers coach Norv Turner started training camp by saying his team was way behind. The NFL lockout made it so, eliminating offseason team activities designed to help young players transition to the pro game.

NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 53 today, and the two SouthCoast natives hoping to stick with the San Diego Chargers are hoping their names appear on the roster and not the cut list.

Pass Protection: Scott Tolzien was sacked 5 times. That’s way too much for any QB, but maybe he held onto the ball too long. Also, I’m sure he wasn’t exactly playing behind out starting offensive line. Still, 5 sacks (and what looks like countless other hits after he released the ball) on a QB is a good way to get him on the Injured Reserve list.

Since the final preseason is much more about individual players than the team, instead of 5 good things we’re doing 5 good players this week.

It’s that old question we’ve all had to answer at some point. Do you want something reliable that you can always depend on to get the job done and never makes mistakes, but lacks a real “WOW!” factor? Or do you want something that might let you down occasion, but flashes such amazing potential you get goosebumps just thinking about the potential?

While it can be difficult to release a veteran, like long snapper David Binn last week, Head Coach Norv Turner said it’s not as agonizing to release younger players. Many who don’t survive the final round of 27 roster cuts are inexperienced guys with a good chance to become a practice squad player or improve their game and get opportunities in the future.

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