I’ll have a chance to study the practice film later, but just wanted to give an idea of what I observed live from Monday’s practice with the Chargers:
One positive thing from a scouting perspective is when you work with another team live, you can walk all over the field and scout their players up close.
Head scout Tom Ciskowski and pro personnel assistant Will McClay were noticeably working from drill to drill checking out these Chargers players. Remember this was the team they got Laurent Robinson from last year. From my scouting eye, the position that the Chargers look a little long at is tight end.
It looks like they will probably have to carry four on the roster, but if they don’t, rookie Ladarius Green and fourth-year man Kory Sperry might be worth a serious look. Green is a very smooth athlete that catches the ball well. Sperry is not as fluid but has sure hands.
At right guard, I thought that
Thrown For A Loop
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had a much better day throwing the ball than he did on Saturday night and from field level, I loved the way he spins it. It’s a challenge to play against a quarterback like Rivers because he gets rid of the football so quickly. Where he was attacking the Cowboys defense was underneath and in the middle of the field with his running backs and tight ends. It was not a great day of coverage for the linebackers, who had their struggles matching up. In my view, the best cover linebacker on the squad is
I was walking with Lee to the team buses after practice and he still was upset on the result of the play, explaining it to me as if he had just been beaten for a game-winning touchdown. Later in the drill,