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Time to Mix the Rookies with the Veterans at Chargers Park

By Ernie Padaon

The time for all the freshman to get to know eachother and learn the playbook with just the freshman is over. Time to introduce the vets into the mix durnig training camp.

The rookie minicamp wrapped up yesterday, but today players like Melvin Ingram, Kendall Reyes, Brandon Taylor and Ladarius Green will get their first look at how the NFL vets prepare for the upcoming season.

Ingram better be picking the brains of Shaun Phillips and Takeo Spikes. Reyes will need to mix in with the rest of “San Diego Zoo” (the defensive line group). Taylor will have to learn from Eric Weddle. Green will have to learn from Antonio Gates and Randy McMichael.

The speed and intensity of training camp will increase with the veteran players added to the mix. For every rookie that is at Chargers Park, there is a vet around that can help guide them in the right direction. We are one team with the same goal. We have to work together to win that prize. Mix the fresh meat with the rest of the team and let’s make some good things happen!