LA Chargers News

Position Battle at Left Guard Already Decided

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 10, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Tyronne Green (69) defends against Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) as Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

There was no need for any preseason games for Norv Turner to select his starting left guard. Rex Hadnot was signed in the offseason and there were thoughts that he could make a push for the starting gig over Tyronne Green. Those thoughts ended yesterday when Coach Turner proclaimed Green the left guard:

“It was good for Rex to get some snaps with the ones,” Turner said. “He’s a proven player, he’s a good player. Tyronne is our left guard.” – SDUT

Jeromey Clary, Louis Vasques, Nick Hardwick, Tyronne Green and hopefully a healthy Jared Gaither will be in the trenches for the offense when we open the season against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. Gaither’s back spasms and dehydration and attending only one practice so far is getting old and annoying, but I will save that noise for another post.

Green has done work this offseason knowing that he had a shot to win the starting gig. Back in April, Kevin Acee claimed that his man breasts were gone and he will be arriving to training camp 25 pounds lighter than he showed up last season.

He will be a free agent when the year is up. He could be in for a nice pay day if he performs well this season.