The first day of OTA’s is today and all the rooks get to trot out on the field with the vets. Manti Te’o and DJ Fluker get their first action wuith the vets. Still haven’t heard about any stories on pranks or hijinks, but I am sure that will be coming at some point.
There definitely were some good notes that came out of camp. The offesnive line first team was set with King Dunlap at left tackle, Chad Rinehart at left guard, Nick Hardwick at center, Jeromey Clary at right guard and DJ Fluker at right tackle. Kevin Acee was impressed by Clary at right guard:
Observations II: You’re going to feel differently about right guard Jeromey Clary than you did about right tackle Jeromey Clary.
— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) May 13, 2013
On defense, Marcus Gilchrist is getting first team reps at strong safety next to Eric Weddle. It looks like Gilchrist will get a long look at the safety position and probably will be the favorite to win the position out of camp. Gilchrist slides over to corner in the nickel and Darrell Stuckey takes over the safety spot. Shareece Wright is the other starting corner with Derek Cox going into camp.
The Chargers didn’t make Manti Te’o available for the media today. Seems like a good decision to give him a little bit of space so that he doesn’t get bombarded with the same stupid questions over and over. It seems the Chargers will be doing their best to put out that fire.
Also, Philip Rivers has this awesome custom made v-neck. I think we should start marketing it out to sell to the fans. And maybe market that hat also.
Philip did keep the gloves on while throwing in practice. Definitely could see him wearing gloves all season.