Wed. afternoon practice photo gallery (Photos courtesy Dan Fields)
Coach Norv Turner finished day two of Chargers minicamp by putting his players through a physically demanding workout this evening. By the end of the evening, sweat visibly poured through the facemasks off opposing lineman.
The practice began with individual team workouts. Cris Dishman, assistant secondary coach, ran a coverage drill that saw cornerbacks and safeties run backwards through cones then quickly turn for a simulated interception.
The defensive line worked on a series of exercises that focused on penetrating the offensive line. Rookies OLB
A five-on-five drill followed. QB
During the first full scrimmage Rivers completed quick short passes to WRs
Full team kickoff returns were worked next. CB
Hayes (undrafted, Houston), who played an active role during OTAs, touched the ball several more times throughout practice. Come training camp, Hayes may be given an equal opportunity to compete for a roster spot with RB
Next, the offense and defense met up again for a series of full scrimmages. First down and 10 situations were worked for 5 minutes, third and eight for 15 minutes and red zone situations for 20 minutes.
As a whole, the secondary had an extremely strong night. It took nearly 15 minutes for the offense to breakthrough with a touchdown in the red zone. CB
Whitehurst finally broke through with a long completion over the middle to Goodman in the end zone. Goodman has also caught several other passes during the two evening scrimmages and was a leading receiver in OTAs. Goodman did not catch a pass last season as a kick returner, but could potentially be worked into the offense this year.
At the end of practice, a few goal-line plays were run and the evening concluded with Rivers finding WR Robert Meachem for a 2-yard touchdown.
- Today's report was contributed by freelance writer Dan McLellan.