The San Diego Chargers open their preseason on Thursday evening against the Green Bay Packers. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. It will be the first time Charger fans get their chance to see a squad that many are not sure about.
This team is not surrounded by hype or buzz, and many fans do not know what to expect this season. For many seasons, the Chargers have dominated preseason analysis and predictions. This year is drastically different for many reasons. Many people wrote the Chargers off when Norv Turner and AJ Smith were told that they would be retained, and then to make things worse the Denver Broncos added Peyton Manning and the Broncos bandwagon exploded.
Meanwhile, the Chargers have been working out and are silently building a team that will surprise a lot of people this year. The team is loaded on the offensive side of the ball. Philip Rivers has more weapons then he ever had, and Antonio Gates is as healthy as he has been in a couple of years. The defense will be much more improved from last year; the addition of Jarret Johnson was one of the best signings in the entire National Football League.
While San Diego waits to see the citiy's favorite sports team, news and opinions have been flying out of camp. Here is a breakdown of the latest news and buzz surrounding the Bolts.