A Hubbub at StubHub
In the LA Times, Mike DiGiovanna previewed today's joint practice between the Chargers and Rams at StubHub Center. With 180 players and close to a hundred coaches and front office members in attendance, it will be quite the test run for the Bolts' first action in their new home:
*"The Chargers will get their first look at their new temporary home Saturday when they host the Rams in a combined practice in the 27,000-seat StubHub Center, which is less than half the size of all but one current NFL stadium. *
* "To be honest, it kind of reminds me of high school," Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. "I remember that feeling I had, and I think the guys are gonna feed off that real small, intimate crowd that is right on top of us. I think it's gonna be fun. I'm really looking forward to it." *
* The padded practice, scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Carson facility, is open to Chargers season-ticket holders and those on the wait list. Seating will be limited to the lower bowl. *
* After individual drills, the two offenses will run plays against the opposing defenses. With 90 players on each team, Lynn said there will be plenty of red-zone plays so teams can utilize both ends of the field. There will be full contact but no tackling to the ground. *
* "We'll go 'thud' but we won't take anybody down," Lynn said after a light practice at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on Friday. "It's not a scrimmage, but it's going to be nice to practice against someone else, because right about now, guys are getting tired of seeing each other."*
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The Chargers hit the practice field, as they prep for Saturday's joint practice at StubHub Center.