L.T. Leads the Way

Norv Turner's first stint with the Chargers was an impressionable one. It was in 2001 that the Chargers swung the franchise-altering trade for LaDainian Tomlinson. Six years later, Turner is coaching a familiar team with an unfamiliar abundance of talent. Despite an injury setback, Turner used day six of training camp to bring the rest of his team one step closer to MVP status.

LaDainian Tomlinson enjoyed another crisp practice, reminding fans how fortunate they are to have the reigning Most Valuable Player call San Diego home. This fall, when Michael Vick is worrying about dropping the soap, Tomlinson can focus on dropping the jaws of Chargers fans everywhere.

Tomlinson was the focal point of Thursday's practice, working on his connection with Philip Rivers. Rivers dished the ball back to Tomlinson, found him cutting up the seam and hit him on quick outs up the sideline.

Michael Turner stood out as well, running decisively into the heart of the defense. Turner is looking more fluid as a receiver, too, adding another element to his potent arsenal.

Rookie Craig Davis continues to excel, fielding punt returns and cutting deep for passes from Rivers. Davis's speed gave Quentin Jammer fits during one-on-one drills. However, Jammer was able to counter with his physical brand of bump-and-run defense. On one play, Davis used an in-and-out double move to the sidelines. Jammer bit on the fake but showed good recovery speed and broke up the pass at the last second.

During warm-ups, Kassim Osgood was holding his leg and limping noticeably. Attempting to shake off the pain, he continued to play. Unable to last through the next drill, he was sidelined for the remainder of practice. His absence leaves the receiving corps thin, as Eric Parker and Vincent Jackson also missed practice.

Lightning Quicks: Danny Murphy is also covering training camp for SDBoltReport.com, posting his comments exclusively on the Premium Message Board. Check out his coverage of day five and day six.

Additionally, Michael Kranzler is providing breaking news from Chargers camp at sdboltreport.blogspot.com.


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