Marty Sees Progress

Heading into the final two-weeks leading up to the 2003 season, the Chargers have many unanswered questions, but head coach Marty Schottenheimer sees the progress that his young San Diego roster has made.

"We are making considerable strides in all areas of the team. From the play of the defense to what we have been able to achieve on the offensive side of the ball, we are improving, but we have a lot of work to do before we can consider ourselves a good football team," Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer said.

From the improved depth at the wide receiver position to the youth and athletic ability in the defensive backfield, the Chargers are positioning themselves for the long-term run of success.

"There are many positions still up in the air and we'll have to make some difficult roster decisions in the near future," Schottenheimer added.

The battle for the number-two wide receiver position between Tim Dwight and Reche Caldwell continues on into the third game of the preseason. Both players have been solid in training camp and sources within the organization feel that the team may be better served to utilize Caldwell, a second-year pro as the third receiver until he gains experience.

Don't count out Eric Parker either. He has seen first team duty and is now in the hunt for the punt return job. A missed catch in Arizona may have cost him however.

The first cutdown day is August 26th when the roster must be cut down to 65 players. This is the last week for those on the bubble to impress.


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