Chargers Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

“The level of play is going to be the best it’s ever been,” Rivers said this week. “Guys are going to be fresh — mentally fresh, which is maybe more important than being physically fresh. For some guys it all runs together. Now, with it being how it’s been, guys doing their different things, if it gets done like we hope, it’s going to be kind of like that lost toy you found.”

San Diego Chargers running back Mike Tolbert is taking out his frustrations and staying in shape during the NFL lockout by pounding on punching bags.

The Chargers have made overhauling their secondary a theme of their offseason, signing SS Bob Sanders before the lockout started and taking two defensive backs — FS Marcus Gilchrist and CB Shareece Wright — in the first three rounds of the draft. GM A.J. Smith also would like to re-sign FS Eric Weddle, the team’s second-leading tackler last season with 96.

In an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Rivers continued to be rosy. Rivers thinks, if the lockout ends in time to have a traditional training camp, the rest players had during the spring will pay off in the form of strong play.