Mini Camp is over. Now the waiting game begins.
What can we take away from mini camp? Potential, loads and loads of potential. There is no surprise that Phillip Rivers is looking smooth. Ryan Matthews coming out with bursts of speed up the middle. The wide receiving core has also been showing lots of promise. Eddie Royal as a new addition has received the most praise from head coach Norv Tuner. His work ethic and ability to understand his routes, along with his veteran experience has impressed Turner. But mostly importantly mini camp is getting the chemistry rolling.
New Chargers are taking these precious practices seriously. Many need to get acclimated to Chargers football, while others need to make an impression with the limited amount of reps they’re getting. This may just be a taste of training camp, but for us football junkies… we will take what we can get.
So what can we anticipate before training camp begins? Just about anything you can imagine. Phillip Rivers, MVP year? Ryan Matthews, break out season? Antonio Gates of old is new again? There’s just too much time between now and the first game against Oakland. So for now, we’ll go with its as good as expected. It is only June.