Training camp is just around the corner for the San Diego Chargers.
For some players such as Philip Rivers or Eric Weddle, it’s just another way to familiarize themselves with the team and help coach their fellow teammates. But for others it couldn’t be more crucial.
Know that OTA’s is just to get the ball rolling. The players get friendly with each other, they learn the playbook, throw some routes, etc. The coaches can’t really separate a player from another in a position battle.
But training camp is highly competetive. There is a reason Mike McCoy told the players to rest well, because training camp will not be easy. There are a lot of players that we should keep an eye on.
Who are those players?
As we all know, Malcom Floyd is coming off of a serious neck injury. So far, reports have said that he is performing well. Training camp should give us an idea of if he can perform as well as he has done in the past.
There is no guaranteed spot for the 7th round pick. Tevin Reese will have to show in training camp what he is capable of. Look for him to start out handling the kick and punt return duties.
Ryan Carrethers/Kwame Geathers
These two will try to push Sean Lissemore for the starting spot. Ryan Carrethers, the 5th round pick out of Arkansas State, has said previously that he wants the starting spot. But he might not even get the second string position. Kwame Geathers is coming off of a strong rookie season and he will try to surprise everyone again. Look for these two big men to battle it out.
Brandon Flowers is coming into a whole new team with a brand new defensive coordinator. You should keep an eye on how well he adapts to the new defense. Don’t be surprised if you find him as a backup the first few days on the sidelines.
The Whole Offense
Let’s keep a tab on the “new” offense Reich is supposed to run. We should see some no huddle being constructed in training camp.