By Bernie Wilson
SAN DIEGO - It's the kind of training camp play that revs up players and fans, and makes coaches cringe.
Late in Monday's second practice, new San Diego Chargers starting quarterback Philip Rivers broke free on a sneak and took off on a 60-yard, open-field run, figuring he might as well finish off the play.
Not to be outdone, outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005, came sprinting after Rivers from the other side of the field. The quarterback stepped into the end zone about 5 yards ahead of the linebacker.