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San Diego Chargers coaches have decided to sit starting QB Philip Rivers and star TE Antonio Gates. This decision is most likely in light of the two losses of key offensive weapons in two weeks of pre-season play.
However, the decision is also two fold. They most likely chose to sit those two particular players not only because they are so important to the offense, but because their backups need to see some more time.
QB Charlie Whitehurst missed almost an entire training camp, and one week of the pre-season. He needs some more reps and perhaps the coaches would like to see him play the Vikings number one squad to see how he fairs.
Randy McMichael, Dante Rosario, and Ladarius Green all would like to see more reps also, with such a deep TE group, it’s hard to feed all these talented TE’s some reps. When you protect someone as important as Antonio Gates while giving the other guys some reps, it’s hard to say the decision is a bad one.
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According to Scott Bair of the North County Times, the Chargers will hold out both quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates for tonight’s preseason game.
Bair wrote; “Given that Gates is as healthy as he’s ever been, the risk of changing that was too great, especially when so many Vikings starters will be playing for an extended period.”
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From Christian Ponder's off-target throws for Minnesota to San Diego's depleted offense to a bunch of bungled calls by the replacement officials, this was a preseason game in every way.
The Chargers at least went home happy with the way their defense is playing. The Vikings were reminded that their offense isn't ready yet for September.
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The Chargers practiced Wednesday without three of their offensive line starters, raising questions about how much quarterback Philip Rivers will play in San Diego's next preseason game at Minnesota.
Coach Norv Turner said Rivers doesn't necessarily need more preseason action to be ready for the season opener Sept. 10 at Oakland.
''Philip would be ready to play if...
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