REPORT DATE: July 24
SITE: Chargers Park, San Diego, CA
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: New Chargers coach Mike McCoy arrives in America's most Beautiful City as the architect of the reclamation product called Philip Rivers. Rivers is obviously talented but fell on hard times during the final season of the Norv Turner era, quite possibly due to his porous offensive line. Losing the team's best lineman, guard Louis Vasquez, to AFC West-rival Denver didn't help and mission No. 1 in San Diego will be rebuilding things up front. D.J. Fluker was the best O-Line prospect left on the board when San Diego picked at No. 11 overall in the 2013 draft and general manger Tom Telesco bit. Fluker will join veteran tackles Max Starks and King Dunlap as well as guard Chad Rinehart as new options on the line. Defensively, the spotlight figures to follow former Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o, a great college player who fell in the draft because of his strange "catfishing" scandal.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 8 - vs. Seattle, 10:00 PM Aug 15 - at Chicago, 8:00 PM Aug 24 - at Arizona, 10:00 PM Aug 29 - vs. San Francisco, 10:00 PM