Chargers Have a Lot of Challenges As They Prepare for First Season in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chargers have a long task ahead of them to be the talk of the town in the mammoth landscape that is LA, and this first season will be almost a test to see just how fans are going to react to the uprooted franchise.

A.G. Spanos, president of business operations for the franchise, is the man in charge of trying to get things ready to go when the team gets set to take the field for the first time, and it’s nothing short of a 24.7.365 job.

Spanos said that right now the Bolts are working mostly with a skeleton crew as training camp now sits about a month away.

“We’re doing everything for the first time,” Spanos said. “There’s not a lot of historical precedent for the things we’re doing, which is challenging, but also a great opportunity to reinvent things and not be saddled by an old model or an old way of doing things.”

One has to wonder how the franchise now playing in Los Angeles is going to translate with the players on the field. The Rams last season had a tough start to their new digs in LA, going just 4-12 and going through a coaching change already.

For the Bolts, they were the only team to lose to the Browns last season, so right away people are going to underestimate them in the very tough AFC West with the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos all looking to win the division.

For now, the Bolts are looking just to get settled in, and coming from San Diego to LA is going to be nothing short of an interesting transition for a team that still has plenty of building to do with a new coach.

“We’re a 57-year-old franchise, but it feels more like a startup,” Spanos said.

Not something that is going to give Chargers fans a lot of confidence one month before the start of camp.


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