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AFC West offseason breakdown

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
    Outlook

    The Chargers were one of the most underachieving teams during 2010 based on the expectations for them. Their special teams units let them down in the first half of the season, and some team observers felt that cost them some games. But injuries at running back and wide receiver also were a factor.

    The Chargers have 25 free agents, but fewer than 10 could be classified as key players. They already made the expected move of placing their non-exclusive franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson, but they also need to re-sign WR Malcom Floyd.

    Key Free Agents

    Vincent Jackson, WR — The Chargers placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on him, so at least they are acting like they want him back for another season. And it’s not like they have anyone to replace him.

    Malcom Floyd, WR — Floyd, who signed with the team as an undrafted rookie in 2004, turns 30 in September. The veteran wideout was headed for a big season in 2010 before a hamstring injury caused him to miss five games and parts of others.

    Jeromey Clary, ORT — Clary has started all 42 games he has been available for over the past three seasons, so it would make sense to re-sign him. And it’s not like the Chargers have anyone to replace him, either.

    Jacques Cesaire, DE — The veteran defensive end, who turns 31 in August, has played his entire career with the Chargers since signing with them as an undrafted rookie in 2003.

    Stephen Cooper, ILB — Cooper turns 32 in June, so he might not be a priority. However, he fits in well with San Diego’s physical 3-4 defense.

    Kevin Burnett, ILB — The Chargers really don’t have anyone to replace him, so it would behoove them to re-sign the veteran linebacker.

    Antwan Applewhite, OLB — Pressed into action because of injuries, Applewhite played well last season. He’ll likely be a restricted free agent when the new CBA is completed.

    Eric Weddle, FS — He’ll be unrestricted or restricted depending on the new rules of the CBA, but the coaching staff likes Weddle, so look for the Chargers to do what they can to keep him.

    Team Needs

    WR, DE, ILB, CB


    AFC West offseason breakdown - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
     
  2. Bergo23

    Bergo23 BoltTalker

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    With the Chiefs bringing in Big Shaun Rogers, this might really help a weak spot on an improving defense.
     
  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    maybe 3 years ago. I watched the guy when he was in Detroit, he likes to take plays off. I doubt he's gotten any better. The Browns tried him at end.

    I'm not concerned, he's not the one that will put KC over the top
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    My opinion of signing priorities

    Eric Weddle, FS — He’ll be unrestricted or restricted depending on the new rules of the CBA, but the coaching staff likes Weddle, so look for the Chargers to do what they can to keep him. A real leader on the D, best tackler we have and a valuable asset.

    Vincent Jackson, WR — The Chargers placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on him, so at least they are acting like they want him back for another season. And it’s not like they have anyone to replace him. A pain in the butt, but a talent that the opposition has to focus on.

    Close tie between the two.

    Malcom Floyd, WR — Floyd, who signed with the team as an undrafted rookie in 2004, turns 30 in September. The veteran wideout was headed for a big season in 2010 before a hamstring injury caused him to miss five games and parts of others. A good 2nd or 3rd WR. If he can stay healthy he will pay dividends.

    Antwan Applewhite, OLB — Pressed into action because of injuries, Applewhite played well last season. He’ll likely be a restricted free agent when the new CBA is completed. Good young talent. Is nt affraide to get in there and hit. Knows the system, and is probably a relativly cheap retention...

    Jacques Cesaire, DE — The veteran defensive end, who turns 31 in August, has played his entire career with the Chargers since signing with them as an undrafted rookie in 2003. Good veteran depth.

    Stephen Cooper, ILB — Cooper turns 32 in June, so he might not be a priority. However, he fits in well with San Diego’s physical 3-4 defense. A LB who is very smart. He has been calling the D on the field since Wade was here. Getting long in the tooth.

    Kevin Burnett, ILB — The Chargers really don’t have anyone to replace him, so it would behoove them to re-sign the veteran linebacker. Eh.... had a good return vs. the Colts, but is not getting any younger.

    Jeromey Clary, ORT — Clary has started all 42 games he has been available for over the past three seasons, so it would make sense to re-sign him. And it’s not like the Chargers have anyone to replace him, either. Most folk dislike him. He does a journeyman's work, is not a star lineman but is far from being a bad lineman. While he could be surpassed by a better lineman, he has value as 'good quality depth' though only at the right price.
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    wow, the raiders are in bad shape FA-wise

    Asomugha
    Huff - probably over rated
    Miller
    Bush
    Gallery - taken to high but turns out he's not to bad

    and a new coaching staff

    how's that cellar looking raider fans
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Gallery? Might be someone to look at... Miller... But... But... But They were raaaaiders...
     
  7. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Killer instinct on defense would help this team out by leaps and bounds. Of course, special teams need to show up and a few players here and there. Garay might be a one hit wonder and I hope Cam shows up this year, Vaughn needs to join the push also and at least one missile at the inside Lb'er spot, A play maker at safety to help Wed's out would lock down the passing game and he wouldn't have to be a head hunter, although I love that style. I think it starts and ends with defense for the Bolt's, even with all the bltching and moaning about Clarey they still score points. Improvement is always welcome though.
     

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