Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/9/14

On Monday, June 18th the Chargers Mini Camp began. With the Chargers having so many new additions and parts to this team, the time spent together as a team will be critical to the teams success. Especially for rookies of last year, who didn't get the chance to do OTA's or Mini Camp two-a-days because of the lockout. 

Some key newcomers that are expected to be an instrumental starters include, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Ronnie Brown, and Dante Rosario on offense. On defense, Melvin Ingram, Kendall Reyes, and Brandon Taylor are all new to the Chargers. 

Mini Camps are essentially held to improve fundamentals for players and to learn any new changes in the plays. 

"I think it's going great, there are a lot of new guys out here that are learning the plays for the first time in these mini camps and OTA's." Said Chargers new WR Eddie Royal. "Guys are really working hard and gelling together." He explained how helpful it was to get out on the field and make mistakes as they go so they can grow as a team and 'iron out the details' 

Camaraderie is also key in mini camp's. For many of the new team mates, this is the first time they have spent extended amounts of time with their teammates. Mathews on the new faces in the back field, "We're a real tight group, the new guys(Brown, McClain) they're all young guys and we're out here making it happen." 'It's really fun."

The general attitude around the Mini Camp is that of a good one. New players are understanding the new playbooks and information. The topic among the veterans is the speed of how everything moves. How fast this particular Charger team plays. 

Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Antonio Brown on contract: 'I've got enough' money

Kaepernick posts insensitive joke about Houston floods

50 Cent’s boxing company files for bankruptcy

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Adrian Peterson reportedly has considered retirement

Report: Bulls could cheat Tom Thibodeau out of coaching jobs

Report: Russell Wilson to skip Seahawks' first OTAs this week

Former NFL wideout Joe Horn calls Roger Goodell 'the devil'

Dolphins expect Ndamukong Suh to attend voluntary OTAs

Kyle Long has great reaction to Bears releasing Ray McDonald

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Robinson Cano's slump: The good news, the bad news

Joe Maddon unhappy over Cubs’ ‘awkward schedule’

Buck Showalter takes shot at Marlins over management

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with 'serious misconduct' issues

Cavs' Kevin Love cleared to travel with team

Four crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs thus far

The National League pack of first baseman is ridiculous

Everyone is a doctor when it comes to Steph Curry

LeBron gives praise to teammate Tristan Thompson

NFL OTAs: Learning, communication & camaraderie

Rockets players got media release about Warriors' sweep

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Cano's slump: The good news, bad news

Disappointments of the MLB season

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with misconduct issues

Long's great reaction to Bears releasing McDonald

Crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.