Mar 20, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish former football players Zack Martin (left) and Chris Watt run a drill during Notre Dame pro day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Watt working with San Diego Chargers first team


With Jeromey Clary sitting on the sideline nursing injuries, 3rd round draft pick Chris Watt is getting an opportunity to work with the first team offense. He is getting a chance to work win with DJ Fluker and the rest of those studs up front.  This could be foreshadowing for our offense.

During OTAs, Watt has been working in at right guard and has also been getting reps at the center spot. He believes that working at both positions has helped in his development.

Here is Watt talking about his experience via Eric Williams, ESPN.

“Obviously when you first get here there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve, going from a college offense to an NFL offense,” Watt said. “But I think being able to focus on two positions helps me learn the offense faster.”

“It demands me to learn the offense quickly whether I like it or not. And it forces me to improve every day.”

Watt will be starting on this offensive line in the future. How quickly will this future be is the question. With Clary sitting on the sideline, it is allowing Watt to get the reps with the big boys and it is letting him get comfortable with the rest of the starters. Watt is getting his chance to prove his value right out of the gate.

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  • gpack17

    just a heads up..the picture above doesnt have watt in it..its of zach martin and weston richburg…

  • gpack17

    i lied…haha sorry..

  • tubbs45

    Ain’t no fluke, that Watt’s up!

  • Stefanie Smith

    I was talking to my neighbors yesterday and said that I cannot wait until football. The guy responded, “Yeah, me too, but my wife and I don’t like these teams. I go for the Steelers and she goes for the Cowboys.” grrrrr. We are getting a petition going and a posse is forming in front of their house (torches lit) to run them out of town!

    • Sergio Quintero

      I knew Lebron wasn’t staying in Cleveland when he confirmed that his favorite teams were the following:
      - New York Yankees
      - Dallas Cowboys

      Pretty clear a front runner in my book, and very little love and loyalty to the local Cleveland teams, as they say the writing was on the wall.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        He’s was never from Cleveland.
        Blame the front office not the athlete.

        • Sergio Quintero

          He’s from Akron that is damn close to Cleveland, and most people from Akron are Indians, Browns & Cavs fans.

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            damn close is not the right answer.

          • Sergio Quintero

            The drive from Akron to Cleveland is 30 miles, your telling me that you wouldn’t expect someone who grew up 30 miles from Qualcomm to be a charger fan.

            You may be a Lebron James, but clearly he didn’t make his sports loyalties towards the closest teams.

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            It’s actually 40 Miles outside of Cleveland.
            He isn’t from Cleveland he has a right to like whoever he wants.

            How many people live in San Diego that were born in San Diego and still hate the Chargers….i know a lot.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Agree to disagree, I never appreciated my friends that rooted for the Bulls in the Jordan era, and as soon as he retired off the bandwagon. Some people its more relaxed and whoever good at the moment that is their team, I grew up my dad took me to Padres and Charger games, made it clear they are not large market and they will cause me pain, I was okay with it, made my peace with it.

          • tubbs45

            Some people just like to be on the “winning side”.

          • Sergio Quintero

            I have to admit I was happy for the Red Sox & White Sox fans when they both broke long championship droughts, gives me hope for San Diego sports in general.

          • Nick in PB

            But now those Red Sox fans are sooooo cocky. I’m kind of tired of seeing them around town. Plus, I grew up a Cardinal fan so I really don’t like them!!!

          • jamfed

            I live 30 miles NW of Seattle, doesn’t make me a Seahawks fan. Granted my 3.5 and 5 year old are though. But, they do have more Chargers gear than Seahawks gear.

            I lived in SD for 12 years and I think I met 2 people that were born and raised in SD. I did live in PB, MB, OB and PL, so the beach community did have a lot of turnover and newbies from all over the country (and world). Chargers fans were hard to find in SD, but I’ve been promoting the Chargers for over 20 years. From all the way up to Bakersfield over to Hawaii, by saying SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM!!!

          • Sergio Quintero

            Still lived 12 years in SD, and I understand your kids being Seahawks fans, there is a fervant but small chargers fanbase in SD, and a large block of fair weather fans, in my years going to Qualcomm, I have never been to a mostly empty stadium (beyond preseason), the chargers always seem to get 50-55K of fans, they seems to require 10-15K to fill the stadium, and those are either casual fans or fans from the other team.

            I tend to believe you choose your team and you live with them through the good and the bad, and there is a regional component about where you grew up. If your constant in going to games, you get to know the people that sit around you, and they become part of the experience of going to games.

            Tough sledding in turning your kids into chargers fans, good luck though.

          • tubbs45

            I have lived here all (most) of my life. My Dad created a Chargers fan at a very young age. One of his friends was the Jack Murphy pyrotechnican and so we got to shot the cannon off for the Bolts game. Hank Bauer walked up after we stomped the Steelers and said told me I did “great work out there tonight kid!” I was hooked. At the time those dudes seemed like hill giants!

          • Nick in PB

            I agree! If you live in a city with a football team, even if you have a favorite that you grew up with, why not also root for the Chargers! You said it James… support your local team!!!

          • Marshall Summerlin

            I am from the south east coast in Florida and of course I love the Miami Dolphins they are my team but if they are out of it I always root for the Chargers I would love to see them win the Superbowl…..Fin4Ever

          • Marshall Summerlin

            I was actually at the Miami San Diego playoff game in the Orange Bowl in 1981 when San Diego won in overtime oh what a game that was Miami was down 24 nothing in the first quarter and we came back and tied it and from there it was just a shootout fight the rest of the way Kellen Winslow was awesome……Fin4Ever

          • Nick in PB

            That’s true, but it still sucks!

      • Stefanie Smith

        I will cheer for another team if the Chargers are out of the mix, but never when the Chargers are still in it. Also, I did cheer for the Jets when Geno Smith played and they won against the Dolphins. I just liked how hard that guy tried.

    • Nick in PB

      I know what you mean Stefanie. On any Sunday, I see so many other jerseys walking down the street in PB. It really irks me. I understand it a little bit. I am a transplant too but been a Charger fan since I moved here. I won’t go to Bars that claim to be Steelers bars or Patriot bars. Won’t give them my money. Not even in the off-season!

  • shane

    weston richburg…that’s watt

  • shane
  • Sergio Quintero

    Few times have I perceived a player that causes such a wide rift from his teammates to fans as Clary, everything I hear about Clary is that he’s a really hard worker and a beloved teammate, but he clearly isn’t a favorite of the analytical publications, and that filters down to fans.

    I’m on record if he made money similar to Rinehart I would have no issue with him, he just happens to make 3 times as much for a player very similar and probably better than him.

    I still have the perception that if Clary is healthy he’s the starter and he’s staying on this roster, at his current price or on a paycut, that is more up to debate.

  • Bolty

    Seems like Rinehart would be starting initially in the regular season at RG. Watt and Watts will come up to speed as fast as they can. Troutman seemed to start well and really digressed as the season went on. His balance was just abysmal as he was just tossed about and down like a dog with a ragdoll. Maybe Troutman gets this preseason to prove that he belongs. Maybe Mike Harris can also seriously get work at G as well. He’s paid his dues and deserves a look.

  • Steve Diaz

    I’m for whomever plays the best at his position,and can work as a team. If the coach feels that Clary is the best over our rookies, then It’s Clary. I’m not the one paying his salary, and it seems like he’s well liked by his teammates. If Watt beats him out for the position, then Clary I guess will be a good backup for our oline. Until we find someone better, it’s going to be the best players the coaches will put on the field. Matthews had a Pro Bowl year last year, and continuity in the line is a major factor.

  • John Bauer

    Well I live in Pittsburgh all I can say is GO CHARGERS GO !!!