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For the LA Times, Mike DiGiovanna discussed the potential power of the Chargers offense in 2017. DiGiovanna breaks down the offense position by position including how the return of Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt benefits the unit.
As DiGiovanna explained, with Philip Rivers at the helm, a healthy Melvin Gordon toting the rock and a corps of receivers ready to make plays, the sky's the limit for the offense in 2017:
Winning will be the most important thing in the battle for the hearts and minds of Southern California's football fans, the attention of its media outlets and the advertising and marketing dollars of its corporations.
But it's also imperative to entertain, and in that area, the Chargers — with an established and accomplished veteran quarterback in Philip Rivers, an explosive running back in Melvin Gordon and a deep and talented fleet of receivers and tight ends — could have a distinct advantage over the defensive-minded Rams.
"We've got some work to do to get fans to come into this stadium," Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said of the StubHub Center, the team's cozy 27,000-seat home for three seasons, "and part of that could be helped by having some of the explosive plays like we did last year. We were one of the best in the league in 25-yard plays, so when you think about that in an environment like this, it's exciting. Hopefully, that will help us."
AP's Barry Wilner described how LaDainian Tomlinson stole the show at the Hall of Fame ceremony.
ESPN's Eric Williams explained how Philip Rivers believes the team has work to do following the joint practice at StubHub Center on Saturday with the Rams.
NFL's Senior Director of Communications Randall Liu tweeted how the Chargers have the third-toughest schedule this season: https://twitter.com/RLiuNFL/status/894573431341166592
The Chargers hosted the Rams for a joint training camp practice at StubHub Center.