Some shocking turn of events could happen during LA Chargers training camp.
Fans got the first peek into the LA Chargers training camp on Tuesday night as the first episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks aired and took us behind the scenes into both the Bolts and the Rams’ experiences with this never-before-experienced camp.
There was not that much juice in the episode itself in terms of roster decisions. They did show the team cutting down to 80 players, which led to a very upset Andrew Vollert, but that was about it. Most of the episode was around the new protocols and adapting to the new reality.
Heading into camp, especially if you read all of the great coverage here at Bolt Beat, you would think that you have it all figured out. We have been covering the Chargers’ roster so extensively during the summer that it almost feels like we know what Anthony Lynn is going to decide before he does.
With expectations comes the ability to shock and there should not be a doubt in any of our minds that the Chargers will make some shocking decisions during training camp.
There are three shocking decisions, in particular, that I could absolutely see happening that would veer away from what the fans are expecting from this camp.
Honorable mention: Justin Herbert wins the starting quarterback job
This would be a huge shock to the staff here at Bolt Beat as we are all inclined to believe that Tyrod Taylor will start in 2020, as all signs are pointing in that direction. However, there are still those who are holding out hope for Justin Herbert.
This might be as shocking to them, hence why it is an honorable mention, but there is another reason why it is only an honorable mention: it is hard to see happening.
Herbert looked really sharp in the first episode of Hard Knocks but this team seems committed to Taylor under center. With no preseason games, it is hard to see Herbert wooing the coaching staff enough to put Taylor on the back-burner.
It would probably take an injury and at that point, it is not really a surprise, it would just be out of necessity.