Aug 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) maneuvers around blocking dummies during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Rookies Will Be Catching Our Eyes on Thursday

Can you believe it, we actually are moving into articles that are previewing the upcoming matchup and things to watch? Packers and Chargers game is in a couple of days and we better start prepping for that game and things that we will be keeping our eyes on. Here are the top things I will be watching during the game.

Starting Left Tackle
With Jared Gaither roaming the sideline with his back spasms, either undrafted rookie MIke Harris or former Radier Mario Henderson will have to step up to protect Philip Rivers‘ back side. Harris will be the likely starter on Thursday and there has been a lot of good things that people are saying about him. Time to see what he can do in a real game against Clay Mathews and the Packers defense.

Melvin Ingram
Our first chance to see the kid in action and we will be staring at the screen when he makes it into the game. We will find out if the attitude and hype that we have been getting will show up on the field. Can he be that rookie to make an instant impact?

Kendall Reyes
Another rookie that has been getting a lot of hype during training camp. Can he break free and disrupt the Packers offense and be another impact player on defense?

Punt Returner
Who will step up and be the main punt returner on this team? Eddie Royal will be sitting sideline and it will give opportunities to Roscoe Parrish and Micheal Spurlock. Both players need to impress in the special teams in order to make the roster.

What will you guys be watching in Thursday’s game?

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  • bolthead612

    First thing is watching to see if Rivers and Meachem are starting to click bc that will be on the first team. Then im interested in Ingram and our ss position! Ill pretty much be keeping my eyes on everything! BOLT UP!!!

  • bolthead612

    Does anyone know if they will let Rivers and the first team play more than one series bc there are a lot of new faces as starters? BOLT UP!!!

  • Pels04

    Starting with the offense and definitely the o-line, particularly the LT. Not worried about the offense clicking, even if they dont right away it wont be too long before they do. Im really excited to see LeRon blasting people, opening the gaps for mathews. I would love to see ladarius for a bit too. Im just excited to watch the defense on general. The top Ingram, reyes, taylor, johnson, mouton and yes even english

  • Brandon Reisinger

    There are so many new players that i will be watching, One that i am excited to see that i have not seen mentioned yet is Ladarious Green

  • D’Andre Campbell

    Phillip Payne! I hear he is a young VJax!