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LA Chargers News: What the reduced preseason means for the Bolts

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers News: The reduced NFL preseason will impact specific things for the Bolts.

The NFL preseason is not going to be four weeks this season. It was reported on Wednesday that the league would be cutting the first and fourth week of the preseason this year and that teams would only be playing two games each.

This news did come out of relatively thin air as the NFL has been putting on a good front of acting like the 2020 season will be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is not all that shocking that this decision was made, especially because the fourth preseason game is viewed as rather pointless.

This means that the LA Chargers will only be playing the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks in the preseason.

However, it impacts more than just who the Chargers are going to play or how many games they will play, as there are very specifc things that this shortage of preseason games is going to impact. Here they are

1. It is going to impact the “Hard Knocks” season on the LA Chargers and Rams

This is a bit trivial as it does not really have much to do with the team itself and has more to do with our personal entertainment as fans. At the end of the day, through, this year’s “Hard Knocks” could look vastly different.

It was already going to be different from previous years as it is set to follow both LA teams and is transpiring in the most unique NFL training camp in the history of the sport.

Now, we are not going to get as many preseason games that are going to weave into the narrative and the roster battles might not play out as they usually would. If anything, this will take some of the dramatic effect away from the show.

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