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AJ reaches out to LT

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by sdbound, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    San Diego Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith, under fire for recent comments about the status of running back LaDainian Tomlinson, decided he owed the future Hall of Famer a phone call to clear the clouds of misinformation and speculation. So he picked up the phone on Monday evening and found Tomlinson in Tampa, Florida.

    “It was important to me that L.T. know exactly what happened,” Smith said referring to comments he made in the San Diego Union-Tribune regarding statements on L.T.’s web site.

    “I just answered a question and unfortunately my response was inappropriate,” said Smith, who has sat in the GM’s chair since 2003. “After reading my response to the question, I can see why it was interpreted the way it was.

    “I absolutely meant no disrespect toward L.T… none. I have the utmost respect for him on two fronts, as a player and as a person.”

    Admittedly, Smith was hurt by some the comments made by the local and national media. Though stung by the reaction, Smith was comforted by those who know him best.

    “Dean Spanos and many members of our front office and coaching staff know exactly how I feel about L.T., and that is what has gotten me through this difficult time.

    “And most important, L.T. knows how I feel about him.”

    Smith characterized the 10-minute conversation as “a great talk … the kind of talk we have at the beginning of each season.”

    Like Smith, Tomlinson had nothing but positive vibes from the phone call.

    “It was great to hear from him,” said the five-time Pro Bowl performer. “It really went well. It’s always better talking directly to someone one on one. He was very upbeat and very sincere. He felt bad about what had happened.”
     
  2. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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  3. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    I love when grown men act like adults instead of teenage girls. :yes:

    GO BOLTS!!!! SUPER BOWL CHAMPS 2009/2010/2011 AND BEYOND!!!!
     
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  4. BLITZED56

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  6. RM24

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    That's great to hear. I think this thing was blown WAY out of proportion and the media and many of us just ran with it. I think AJ respects LT and vice versa. The comment on LT's website was because he got a TON of e-mails about speculation on his situation. I think AJ just should have been quiet but at least he called LT and cleared the air which is good. So now let's just restructure LT's contract, have LT rehab and heal up, sign Rivers, Merriman, Sproles and other long term (easy for me to say....), draft Maulauga, our future RB and some "beef" (without trading future picks) and we'll be all good to go to make that run for the Lombardi again next season! :yes:
     
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  7. foober

    foober BoltTalker

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    Does the ashwhole bullsheet media run the world now. geez. THis whole A.j. and LT story has been a a bullsheet media attack on A.j. from the beginning.

    The problem is the idiots out there that still believe what the ashole media prints.
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  8. Showmeyourbolt

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  9. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    ...but... but...

    :lol:
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Damn, some folks are gonna have to find new material to hate on the best GM we have ever had...

    Probably some folks are gonna have to find new material to hate on the best RB we have ever had...
     
  11. auctoritas

    auctoritas BoltTalker

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    Not possible.
     
  12. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Is it time for you AJ haters to eat some crow yet... :icon_shrug:

    Seems like a very nice man to me... :lol:
     
  13. RipTheJacker

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    Hell no, anyone that thinks this was anything more than Dean telling AJ to fix this OR ELSE is kidding themselves

    Dean is obviously very annoyed by all this negative attention, and wants this to end, so he probably went to AJ with the same ultimatum he gave marty.

    Also, LT is going on a media tour tomorrow (gonna be on ESPN radio and on Rome), and the last thing this organization wants to be badmouth on national tv/radio even more. Plus, Merriman coming out today, shows how the team feels, and AJ cant have an entire player base mad at him too
     
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  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Way to read into it and invent information that fulfills your angst. :lol:
     
  15. nflhof

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    Thank freaking god or AJ I mean!!:bow:
     
  16. foober

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    which makes me think from the start that this is media driven to sell papers or something. The media should be sued for slander on this one on thier slanting of a story to purposely try and cause harm.
     
  17. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    All of this is posturing and media types with too much time and too little Charger news on their hands. I suspect that in a couple of weeks a lot of good stuff will happen without a lot of drama. I suspect LT will restructure to try to win a ring with the Chargers. I read the stories in the paper and online and try to extract the actual facts from the opinion and other manure they are wrapped in. After the Pro Bowl the pieces should start falling into place. The coaching staff is also getting shored up. So far, so good....really.

    Go Chargers!!!
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  18. Retired Catholic

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    News and media news are a business. How much attention did this gin up? How many more eyeballs on newspaper articles and on TV sports segments? This is like the Caroline Kennedy kerfuffle, only it's sports and guaranteed to get people even more juiced up than politics. To all concerned-engage brain before opening mouth.
     
  19. Kwak

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    That wire tap working well for ya?
     
  20. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    How about this?
    Since that 2004 draft, which seemed brilliant on AJ's part... the Giants have a Super Bowl title and are one of the most competitive teams in the league, as we continue to regress!!!

    I also agree with Rip. None of you think that Spanos didn't push for this to happen? He put his foot down during the AJ/Marty feud and he did it again.

    Though I am glad this is resolved. Now AJ needs to make things happen. Keep LT here, get Rivers and Merriman locked in.
     
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    hey maybe they made up this story about the phone call too, you never really know, huh?
     
  22. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    I'm glad AJ came out and cleared his side of this mess up. Just as a lot of us thought, he wasn't dissin LT but it sure did get twisted into that.
     
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    Brees is gone. Marty is gone. Get over it.
     
  24. AnteaterCharger

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    It got twisted by alot of people who didn't know jack squat twisted it for their own ends and their own ratings nad when the other guy in the room came out and clarified it he was called AJ's publicist and *****. So yeah Aj didn't do anything wrong but like teh trade allegations that the media ran to LT about, AJ had to respond to something the media basically made up lock stock and barrel
     
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  25. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    AJ is a Silver-Tongued ***.HOLE






    Lick it up biitches. [​IMG]
     
  26. in_a_days

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  27. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Abought time AJ manned up to his comments.
     
  28. Buck Melanoma

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    Not asking for much, are you? :lol: :icon_tease:

    Shut up, Buck. You've said enough. :yes:
     

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