Quarterbacks Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, two of the best in the NFL, put on a show while their teams’ fans roared. They threaded the tightest of openings, pushing the ball deep into the chests of their receivers. They scored touchdowns. They entertained.
It was some of the best action of the preseason — and it happened in Costa Mesa. Last week. During a practice.
If you were one of the 21,000 or so at StubHub Center on Sunday for the Chargers and Saints preseason game, you still got to see Brees and Rivers go at it — it was just during a taped segment on the jumbotrons.
But with the star quarterbacks trading their cleats for sneakers and their helmets for ball caps,...