Korey Toomer

Linebacker Hayes Pullard is still learning the Chargers' system, but feels right at home playing football in Los Angeles

Linebacker Hayes Pullard is still learning the Chargers' system, but feels right at home playing football in Los Angeles

The first week of the season was a whirlwind for Hayes Pullard, the former USC linebacker who was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 3 and claimed by the Chargers on Sept. 4.

Seven days after joining his new team, Pullard found himself in front of a raucous Sports Authority Field crowd of 76,324 on “Monday Night Football” playing far more than he expected in a 24-21 loss to the Denver Broncos.

“One thing Gus always said at Jacksonville is that you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” Pullard said, referring to Gus Bradley, the former Jaguars coach and current Chargers defensive coordinator.

“I wasn’t expecting it,...

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