by Marty Caswell
Philip Rivers is fired up for the start of the NFL season, which is a surprise to absolutely no one. And when the Chargers take on the Dallas Cowboys in their first pre-season of the game on Thursday night, there will be a few new faces when he glances to his right.
D.J. Fluker will get more than a few reps at right guard, as he has over the last six practices and Joe Barskdale will get a good look-see at right tackle, which is where he started all 16 games for the St. Louis Rams last season.
Speaking of the Rams and the clown show battle for Los Angeles, Rivers discussed the welcome focus of preparing for a football game and dealing with uncertainty, his and the Chargers fans, during an unprecedented and melancholy start to the NFL season.