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60 seconds: Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    <blockquote>By Clark Judge

    <img align="left" alt="Shawne Merriman reminds some of the linebacker he most admires -- Lawrence Taylor. (Getty Images) " title="Shawne Merriman reminds some of the linebacker he most admires -- Lawrence Taylor. (Getty Images) " src="http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/football/nfl/img9658542.jpg" />You get 60 Minutes on the weekend, but neither you nor we have that time today.
    So let's say we settle for 60 seconds with San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman, last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year. The man's gregarious. He's candid. And he's a damn good football player.

    The only mystery to Merriman is how he failed to win the AFC's defensive player of the week award after shredding the Raiders for 3 sacks Monday.

    <strong>Q:</strong> What's with the extra E in your first name?

    <strong>Merriman:</strong> I just like to be different, and my Mom liked to be different.

    <strong>Q:</strong> If you couldn't vote for yourself, who would you have pushed as last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year?
    <strong>
    Merriman:</strong> Lofa Tatupu.</blockquote>
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