December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) reacts after a stop during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Ingram Knocked Manti Te'o To The Ground In His First Practice Back

Melvin Ingram made his return to practice a couple of days ago and one of the first things he did was knock rookie Manti Te’o on his backside.

The Chargers outside linebacker took his turn in a hitting drill during a morning individual period. Inside linebacker Manti Te’o held a bag and hopped in the air to allow Ingram to explode through it. In came Ingram, full speed, sending Te’o sailing backward to the ground.

“He was excited,” Te’o said with a laugh. “He was like, ‘Sorry, bro, and picked me up.’ I was like, ‘Hey, it’s part of football.’”

“I didn’t mean to do that,” Ingram said. “Just being anxious to be back out there and do something you love to do.” – UT San Diego

Ingram is ready to rock. Love that he is back on the practice field to bring his passion and eagerness back out there. He is bringing a fresh attitude into practice this time of year. At the beginning of the season, we would hear stories like this from D.J. Fluker. Now we are hearing it from last year’s first round draft selection. He wants to get on the field and hit some things. Te’o just happened to be one of the first guys standing in the way.

I guess that is how you shed a block?

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  • Peter Thompson

    Should I comment, or will sidelines erase it in 30 minutes? Lol….

    • arnie

      If you don’t use stats on the post, sidelines won’t show up.

      • Peter Thompson


        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          really? who are all the sidelines people? they all write a full paragraph about the Bolts each, it’s like a invasion lol

          • Peter Thompson

            They took r comments!!!!

        • arnie

          I noticed both Ernie an my posts had stats, and that’s were sidelines show up. No Stats, no sideline. :)

          • Ernie Padaon

            hmmmm…. no stats it is

  • arnie

    Now if the other defenders could do that. Practice like you play, play like your practice.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Te’o gain some weight homie, Super Melvin is huge

  • Ambitoos

    “He is bringing a fresh attitude into practice this time of year”. He’s always had a great attitude. Just don’t overdue the practices and get hurt again.

  • Aaron Johnson

    Getting a guy back that hits like this could add some extra incentive/motivation to the rest of the LB core.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I can’t help but take pride in reporting this first! Haha

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  • 1ofHis2

    I saw the hit on video & it was nothing like what you printed. It was like holding the blocking dummies while someone hit a little harder than needed. The defense knocking an OPPOSING PLAYER on his backside during a game, now that would be something to write about, but that hit? Please…Sounds like you’re running out of material to write about.

  • Dave

    By the time Ingram could join, the Charger’s season will be moot. So, why risk it? The Chargers can’t even tackle anymore so there’s just no point to any of this.

  • MantiSucksAss