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Practice Report: Who Starred at the Chargers Blue-White Scrimmage?


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Mike Williams was the star of the day, catching everything thrown his way including a pair of touchdowns. His first was in the back of the end zone when he held onto the ball despite taking a big hit. The other was a great adjustment on a throw haul in the contested catch. Williams also had a huge catch downfield, rising high to make the catch over the defender.

Uchenna Nwosu showed off his pass rush moves by fooling the offensive tackle on his way to a sack.

Patrick Afriyie burst around the edge in a blur for the sack.

Philip Rivers hit a wide-open Tyrell Williams on a play action pass deep downfield. Williams sped past the defense before going out of bounds at the one-yard line.

Virgil Green made a nifty grab 15-20 yards up the seam on a bullet from Rivers.

Rayshawn Jenkins dove to haul in an interception to the delight of the crowd.

Justin Jones and Kyzir White converged for a huge run stuff at the goal line.

Derek Watt hauled in a pass from Rivers, turning upfield for a 40-yard gain.

Isaac Rochell strung the running back out wide before dropping him for no gain. He also added a sack later in the day.

Whitney Richardson batted a Cardale Jones pass at the line of scrimmage. The ball floated long enough for Jones to run under and catch it.

Joey Bosa curled inside to sack the quarterback in a flash.

Geremy Davis showed off his hands by reaching behind him to make the catch.

Keenan Allen elicited cheers from the crowd with a diving catch.

Jatavis Brown filled the gap to drop the running back at the line of scrimmage.

Corey Liuget flushed the quarterback out of the pocket before closing quickly for the sack.

Channing Stribling, who signed with the Bolts on Thursday, picked off the quarterback on third-and-long.

Detrez Newsome evaded tacklers near the goal line as he found the edge for the touchdown.


Ricky Henne's Take:

Mike Williams! Last year's first-round pick has been outstanding the past week, and he put the cherry on top of a solid training camp with two touchdowns during the scrimmage. Even more impressive than the TDs was a contested catch he made deep downfield to put the Bolts near the red zone. On defense, Rayshawn Jenkins had a nice pick as he went low to corral the interception. That's not the only impressive play the second-year safety made as he's taken his game to another level thus far in camp.

Hayley Elwood's Take:

Ahead of Saturday's scrimmage, Head Coach Anthony Lynn talked about wanting to see guys make plays – one guy who did? Mike Williams. We've obviously talked a lot about Williams this camp, and for good reason, but he had two touchdowns on Saturday. He looked to be the red zone threat pundits anticipated he would be when the Chargers drafted him out of Clemson in 2017.

Chris Hayre's Take:

Wide receiver Mike Williams continues to string together productive practices. He caught two touchdowns in the scrimmage on Saturday — one from Geno Smith, the other from Philip Rivers. Williams also hauled in a deep ball from Smith. Fullback Derek Watt — perhaps a forgotten name on this offense — showcased his pass-catching skills with a reception down the sidelines from Rivers. Watt, too, has had an impressive first week.


Keyshawn Johnson and Marcellus Wiley were in attendance.

Sam Tevi served as a sixth offensive lineman when the Bolts went with a heavy package during goal line drills.

The Chargers will hold a walk-through closed to the public on Sunday. They'll return to training camp at Jack Hammett Sports Complex on Monday.


"We wanted to make this feel more like a game situation for the players. We put them in some game situations, and it felt like it on the field. We believe, the more times we can expose them to this type of atmosphere, the better they're going to get. You're always concerned about injuries when you have a scrimmage or a live period, but they came out pretty clean. I'm very pleased with that." – Head Coach Anthony Lynn

"We did some good things. There are plenty of things to work on, coach on from — correct when we watch the tape this afternoon. We're still early, shoot, it's August 4. We still have over a month until the opener. We just have to keep heading in the right direction." – QB Philip Rivers

"(This scrimmage) was great in my opinion. I felt like we put a lot of good stuff on film and felt like everyone ran to the ball well. Of course, there are going to be mistakes. This is the first scrimmage. We have young guys mixed in with the older guys. So, communicating and running to the ball was big today for us, and I felt like we did that very well." – S Rayshawn Jenkins

"[In] base, I'm playing [defensive] end and a little bit of Leo [edge rusher], depending on the situation. On third down, they are kicking me in [interior defensive line], playing three techs [technique] and I am still sometimes playing [defensive] end. So they are moving me around, which I like." – DE Isaac Rochell


Browse through the top photos from Day 7 as the Bolts faced each other for a blue and white scrimmage.

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