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Chargers simulate Mile High atmosphere by holding practice at Willie Nelson concert

DENVER – In hopes of gaining a tactical edge while playing at the Denver Broncos’ notoriously tough Mile High Stadium, the San Diego Chargers held their final practice at a Willie Nelson concert, hoping it would simulate Mile High’s unique atmosphere. “We work on conditioning all season long, and guys are ready to give their all on Sunday with our season on the line, but nothing can prepare you for 60 minutes of playing in a stadium that high,” said Chargers coach Mike McCoy, adding that even players who had dealt with the Mile High experience in the past couldn’t possibly be ready for Mile High post-legalization. “You enter that stadium hungry for a win, then WHAM – you’re completely winded.” “Still hungry – even hungrier than before, actually – but unable to do anything to satisfy that hunger,” McCoy added, spraying a mouthful of Funyuns. The Chargers experimented with a variety of practice facilities this week, holding workouts at a Snoop Dogg show, a 2 AM walk-through at KFC, [...]