Jun 12, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Tourek Williams (58) at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tourek Williams Impressing Dwight Freeney So Far


Veteran DE Dwight Freeney took a few snaps off in training camp after tweaking his knee. Next man up was the rookie from Florida International University, Tourek Williams.

The depth on the defensive side of the ball is paper-thin. If the Chargers expect to compete, they have to be relatively healthy on that side of the football and there will have to be a few backups that step up and make good plays. Williams will be one of those guys.

Freeney is excited about the kids potential, but we still haven’t put the pads on yet;

When the pads get on,” Freeney said, “we’ll see what happens, but as of right now, I’m impressed.” – UT San Diego

We will see. The pads are on today and we will all see what the reactions are then. Hopefully he is still shining bright like a diamond (sorry for the Rihanna).

Tags: Nfl Offseason San Diego Chargers

  • Cgoodness13

    Anyone else hear about Maclin ripping his ACL? Maybe if the eagle are desperate enough we can trade them Meachem for a backup CB or something

    • Alter Ego

      Yeah – he’s done. WR may become a hot commodity soon. I’m sure TT has probably received at least one phone call.

      • arnie

        That would not surprise me at all. from what i’ve seen, he is not worth the money.

        • Alter Ego

          Worth a trade though – it would be a better situation for him as well.

          • arnie

            Agreed. Besides the jets need a WR help… ;)

          • Nick in PB

            Now there’s a Jets story I would give a sh*t about!!!

          • arnie

            LOL…

    • Gunnar Martin

      That would be the picture-perfect scenario for us. Although I do think they’re pretty tight on the salary cap at the moment.

      Too bad about Maclin though. I like him, but he always seems to be out with one injury or another. Now he’s gonna be out for another entire year. So sad :(

      • Nick in PB

        Yea, I heard that. Really sad. Another ex Mizzou WR with a knee injury. He’s a good guy with a good story when he came into college. Even though I really don’t care much for the Eagles, he was one of my favorite players.

  • Rob Base

    Hope no else suffers an injury. Like you said defensive side of the ball is paper thin. Bolts should start looking for more depth. Maybe Williams Or Gamble. Just a thought.

    • arnie

      nope. we are not thin defensively. it’s easy to look on paper and say, ” who are these guys?” it’s another to see them in action, and go , ” H@!Y $#!T!!! where did he come from?”

      • Rob Base

        Nice that’s just the news I wanted to hear! Thanks bro

        • arnie

          Just happy i could share…

  • Adam

    Daryl gamble rocked in preseason

    • Gunnar Martin

      Oh yeah I loved that guy. He was a stud.

  • Adam

    I hate rhianna

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha

  • Cgoodness13

    Watching NFL network covering the chargers, feel like a 10 year old at a one direction concert lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      omg…hahaha

  • arnie

    He Rocked at Camp this morning, that young man gave fits to the LT’s. he got a lot of time with the ones.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Dude, keep going and keep telling us more. This is awesome info.

      Btw, anything else you noticed from today?

      • arnie

        Lots. i gave Ernie my notes, since i thought it would better served as a post.
        bug him. now.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I’ll take any positive feedback coming out from the linebacker core we can get. Looking like the snake-bitten group this year, like the O-line last year. We’ll have to improve its depth in next year’s draft.

  • Sergio Quintero

    The chargers have to find a 2nd pass rusher to complement Freeney, as of right now its Larry English, we already know Jarrett Johnson can’t pass rush worth a lick, so its English, Williams, Kaiser and the 2 undrafted guys.

    English better flash a whole lot, because if can’t make plays against backup OT, then he’ll never make any against real competition.

    • arnie

      i wouldn’t worry about Keiser, or Tourek they got after it today. And surprisingly Larry made some appearances in the back field.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        i believe in Larry

        • arnie

          I want to believe too. But i forget, they did fire the S&C coach. Larry’s play is encouraging, for depth on the roster. You can never have to many pass rushers.

  • arnie

    Day three First impressions; Time for the pads to go on…

    I tried to be more mindful today, to pay attention to the DB, ILB an Linemen. To me at this point, the offense is a non-issue, with regards to depth. i ‘ll get them out of the way first.

    The Rookie Keenan Allen, stepped it up today, he got open, often, and made some spectacular catches. Royal, continued his play to earn his money. DX, Floyd, great. Don’t sleep on Goodman, at this point i put him ahead of Meachum, which by the way had good day, Just not a $24 million worth of a day. Now it wasn’t all roses today, there were some dropped balls, but it’s starting to become clearer on who will not make the roster. And who is going to make it hard for the coaches to cut. i’ll follow that up later in another post.

    Gates however was amazing, he looked like a WR coming off the line. The TE race gets murky at after Antonio. John Phillips is starting to emerge as a solid number two, but Green doesn’t want to go quietly in the 3rd spot. He made a spectacular catch in double coverage towards the sideline, from CBJ. Walker refuses to go away, an the rookies Cotton and Rolf have stepped it up, by making an impact in protection and ST.

    DB; Cox Struggled early, to get his footing, as he was sliding all over the turf but recovered from the set backs and backed it up by knocking down some passes intended for DX. Wright was proving he can hold his own on the other side. He didn’t make it easy to get any completions. more than once. i do not miss Jammer or Cason, with these two at CB. Gilchrist, yeah Taylor needs to get healthy, quick. he was a mad man coming down to make tackles, defending passes. Weddle looked completely bored with all the help. So much so, he wen to the side line a let the new guys play. because when he was out there, he seemed to be right where the ball was being thrown. Other stand outs today, Darrell Stuckey, Jahleel Addae, josh Johnson, an Marcus Cromartie. And yes he is related to the former 1st rounder Antonio Cromartie.

    ILB/OLB; Just wow. just when you thought we were thin in the middle, wow. Bront Bird, and Gachkar stepped it up big time today, those guys were just a pain to deal with. Donald Butler keeps proving he’s the man in the middle. getting after the QB, getting into the back filed to stuff the run, he was on fire. Manti was no slouch either, he had his man covered over the middle. they had to move him of his spot just to make something happen. So the ILB spot could be all but wrapped up, stay tuned. Also Tourek Williams got a lot of reps with the one’s today, at OLB an ILB. He was no joke at making Rinehart, Dunlap, and Starks day difficult. Speaking of difficult ,Thomas Keiser, the FA LB from the panthers. Got into the backfield. quite a bit. he just refused to be stopped. Deven Walker the rookie from Southeastern Louisiana, made an impression today at OLB, to chase CBJ out of the pocket. Larry English, stepped up to become “opaque”. it became clear the Chargers have some players to fill in those “HOLES”.

    Linemen; i talked about Liuget, Reyes, and Cam. still awesome. Cam got stood up with a double team, and then stopped. He did not Move. it was a running play, that got stopped at the line, buy the LB. for a minute he reminded me of Jamal “the wall” Williams. The rookies Jerideau, an Geathers looked really good. Byron being the smallest of the NT, showed he stills needs some work. but as far as getting the job done, moving him out of the way was no easy task. Geathers showed he can be relied upon in the rotation for Cam. or even start in a pinch. Also Jarius Wynn and Logan Harrell made there bids to make the roster for DE they might make it, but the slots are closing up, fast.

    Now some of the outsiders, it looks like Troutman(LG) an Harris(RT) are making a push for spots. Rinehart doesn’t have it locked up yet, he struggled a bit today. and those struggles could open the door for Troutman. Clary while much better, still managed to get stood up a few times. It’ been his achilles heel, not staying low and keeping leverage. I can’t really recall any other standouts, other than starters, because at this point they got pushed around.

    Now the bad news. the players in jamies…

    Brandon Taylor S, LeRon McClain, FB, Kenny Okoro CB, Melvin Ingram OLB, Vincent Brown WR, Dwight Freeney OLB, Jarret Johnson OLB, an Jonas Mouton ILB.

    Whew…. Hey if you hand any questions about specific player or overall the goings on i’ll be here all day, to answer as much as i can…

    • Cgoodness13

      Can I vote for this to be transferred into a article?

      • arnie

        please do. go bother some staff writers about it.

        • Cgoodness13

          Lol youre welcome haha

    • FitzWilly

      Tx Arnie
      Great job as usual :)
      i so wish i could be there :)

      • arnie

        just trying to feed the bolt beat family…

  • Bill Nichols

    Question? So if Freeney says he is distracted, or there is a potential to be distracted, when he doesn’t have a hand in the ground, (i.e. 4 -3 vs 3 -4 D) why doesn’t he just put his damn and in the ground if he can get off better that way? Is it a zone issue, and now he has to be more versatile to possibly cover someone out of the backfield, or stuff the run etc.? Excuse my ignorance, but jsut seemed that if he was more locked in with his hand in the dirt, and only focusing on the tackle and the ball, then he should do just that, unless is screws something else up. Thanks. Bolt Up!!

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