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Chargers setting their alarm clocks earlier this week

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The Chargers are kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time this weekend, so they’re adjusting their practice schedule accordingly.

Instead of practicing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, they bumped it up to 11:45 a.m., and moved Friday’s practice up 45 minutes to get some work before lunch in.

“Our approach today was to get in here a little earlier,” Chargers coach Norv Turner said, via Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. “Try to change things up dramatically and get them out of a comfort zone from a normal practice. It becomes a big issue Sunday. We do play a noon game; it’s 10 a.m. our time.

“It’s a way for them to understand that we’ve got to be ready at 12 when the ball is kicked off.”

The Chargers have been good in these games in the past. They’re 3-0 in the early kickoff at Kansas City.

Maybe Turner should have considered it last week, and his team wouldn’t have looked sound asleep to start their 1 p.m. Pacific game against the Falcons.

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5 Responses to “Chargers setting their alarm clocks earlier this week”
  1. tomsd1 says: Sep 28, 2012 9:02 AM

    No matter how early they arise, they can’t peak around the fact that they are an average team – at best. Get rid of the Lord of No Rings.

  2. yelix says: Sep 28, 2012 9:35 AM

    This is a tough one to pick. Chargers looked very bad against Atlanta, and the Chiefs looked good in the fourth quarter against the winless Saints. The Chargers have lost the last two at Arrowhead, and one would hope that the Chiefs would be more motivated to win this week.

    Either way, I expect a good game.

  3. jman667 says: Sep 28, 2012 11:49 AM

    The Chargers are going to move the ball at will against a bad Chiefs defense who hasn’t stopped anyone yet. Offense is going to come out aggressive after last weeks debacle. I see a huge bounce back game for the Bolts.

  4. yelix says: Sep 28, 2012 12:24 PM

    @jman667

    The Saints had less than 300 yards of total offense against the Chiefs. Two of the Saints offensive touchdowns came after turnovers in the red zone.

  5. jman667 says: Sep 28, 2012 5:57 PM

    They gave up 40 to Atlanta, 35 to Buffalo, and and 24 to NO…doesn’t matter how the opponents are getting points, they’re getting points against them on a regular basis.

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