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Training Camp Blog: The Best of Fan Fest
Much like Friday's practice, the defense won the day on Saturday at the team's annual Fan Fest at Qualcomm Stadium. Only this time, the offense got in a few more shots.
During the full squad scrimmage, Philip Rivers found go-to target Antonio Gates for a pair of touchdowns. Backup QB Billy Volek did Rivers one better, distributing his three scores amongst three players: Seyi Ajirotutu, Gary Banks and Jeremy Williams.
No. 3 QB Jonathan Crompton continued to struggle, misfiring on eight attempts. He was harassed by a strong pass rush led by Jacques Cesaire and Ogemdi Nwagbuo.
The revved up pass rush allowed the defensive backs to sit on routes, resulting in several pass breakups and punishing hits. Donald Strickland played with his eyes in the backfield and made three consecutive tackles for short gains. Dante Hughes played aggressive ball, too, flying up to disrupt a pass intended for Williams.
The linebackers got in on the action, as well, with Kevin Burnett delivering quick hits to Malcom Floyd and Josh Reed.
Up on the line, Luis Castillo and Jyles Tucker did a stellar job of getting off blocks and shutting down running lanes. Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles and Marcus Mason were all contained, failing to average even 4 yards per carry.
--Steve Gregory may not hold off Darrell Stuckey for the starting job at strong safety, but he will figure into the rotation. He made another big play Saturday, breaking up a would-be touchdown pass to Kris Wilson.
--Darren Sproles spent a lot of time working on kick returns and fielded them all cleanly, something he sometimes struggled with in the past.
--As the Chargers continue to shuffle personnel, Nathan Vasher spent some time at the No. 2 cornerback spot with Strickland remaining in his nickel back role.
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