Chargers and Rams Hold Joint Practice at StubHub

Melvin Ingram introduces himself to Jared Goff in the Chargers and Rams joint practice. (Photo by Duane Barker)

(Carson, CA) The Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams held a joint practice Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson. Before an estimated crowd of about 7,000, both teams continued their work on executing every facet of the game.

After spending some time warming up, the Chargers and Ram offenses split the field to work on key offensive areas. The Chargers were up first on the north end of the field working on their red zone offense while the Rams worked their playbook on the south side. When the horn blew the two teams switched up the work.

When the practice was over, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn addressed the media. “Early on I don’t know if we were nervous or what but we couldn’t hold on to the football but I thought the guys got better as the practice went on.”

Hunter Henry hauls in a pass from Philip Rivers in the Chargers joint practice with the Rams. (Photo by Duane Barker)

Both teams did a great job keeping their cool under the sun and heat of Carson and not a single heated exchange was noted. This may have been facilitated in part by a no tackling rule put in by both teams.

In the next to the last segment of the practice, each team took a turn running their two minute offense. The crowd got to see both Philip Rivers and Jared Goff work on taking their teams down the field. While neither team managed a touchdown, the Chargers did bring on their field goal unit  and Josh Lambo booted through a 40 plus yard field goal.

“When you are going up against each other all the time the db’s start running routes for the wide receivers because they know each other so well. But when you go up against an opponent who hasn’t seen you it’s a true measurement of where we’re at. We can get a really good evaluation of how we are doing with techniques and fundamentals” coach Lynn responded when asked about how he felt his secondary did in the joint practice.

The two teams will return to their practice facilities to continue prepping for their upcoming preseason schedule. The Chargers will take on Seattle on Sunday August 13th at the StubHub Center and the Rams will host the Cowboys on Saturday the 12th.

The Chargers and the Rams will meet again for a preseason game on August 26th with the Rams hosting at the Coliseum.

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