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AJ Smith vs. Al Davis

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BOLTS4LIFE, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    There is obviously a difference (besides age). One is an owner and the other is a General Manager.

    Both don't like coaches who actually coach.
    Both want puppets for coaches.

    We ALL know that Al calls the plays. I think it's the same way with AJ.
    How else can our team always be unprepared, unfocused, and lacking passion?

    This is Norv's second year coaching about 98% of the same players that he coached last season.
    As bad as Norv is, it shouldn't be that hard to keep a team of this caliber in order.

    I think AJ wanted Marty out of here because Marty wouldn't be his puppet.
    Sort of like the reason Kiffen was fired.

    Hell, AJ probably wanted to choose all the new assistant coaches and Marty wouldn't have that.
    That's probably way AJ chose Norv over Ryan... Ryan wouldn't accept AJ's hand up his a**.

    Oh, biggest difference... AJ can be fired!!!
     
  2. Showmeyourbolt

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    **** you B4L
     
  3. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    No no no no no no......dont blame this on AJ, he's the only reason we have the talent we do.

    Its the coaches job to win with that talent.
     
  4. TheBeast

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    Jesus Christ he's at again.....
     
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  5. BOLTS4LIFE

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    I could have told you that but he needs to stay away from the coaching.
     
  6. matilack

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    Agreed

    He's the only reason we'll never land Bill Cowher or Fatty Magoo in Seattle.
     
  7. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Why is Norv our head coach?

    Because nobody else wanted him and Norv had two choices...
    AJ's puppet or sticking with assistant coach.
     
  8. wrbanwal

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    B4L, even by your standards, this is a stretch

    :icon_huh::icon_huh::icon_huh:
     
  9. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Norv,Ted, and AJ are all Buffalo Butt Buddies.
     
  10. BOLTS4LIFE

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    I think it's right on and I think matilack is right.
    We'll never get a coach high standards and especially one with a Super Bowl title or two because they won't be anybody's puppet.
    So we'll always have to settle for nobodies.


    Sound familiar?
     
  11. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    maybe AJ just made a mistake in hiring Norv??


    :icon_shrug:
     
  12. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    BOTTOM LINE... AJ wanted someone he could push around!!!
     
  13. AnteaterCharger

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    maybe but let's not forget that Cottrell being his guy, AJ is taking a big bath on this one. Norv as well
     
  14. wrbanwal

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    I'm not going to buy into this one.


    :no:
     
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    :rolleyes2::yawn:

    He screwed the pooch hiring Cottrell but being late in the game, he didnt have many choices, but he did have choices.
     
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    Any coach would have killed to have this team!!!
    I think there is a reason why coaches weren't knocking down the door for an interview when Marty was fired.

    AJ should have let Marty finish out his contract, then see who is available in 2008 (unless he got us a Super Bowl win).

    You can't deny that Norv is running this team into the ground!!
     
  17. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    I don't recall when Norv was coaching in Buffalo, please clue us in.
     
  18. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Gutless Spanos should have punched AJ in the face and told him "Marty will finish out his contract and we'll make a decision to keep him or let him walk at the end of the season."
     
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    agree about Norv and company

    :icon_sad:
     
  20. LV Bolt Fan

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    Spanos was the one that fired Marty! :yes:
     
  21. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Yeah but as AJ said "if it were up to me, I would have fired Marty a long time ago."

    Translation...
    AJ in 2004: Fire Marty
    Spanos in 2004: Lets see what happens this season.
    AJ in 2005: Fire Marty
    Spanos in 2005: Lets see what happens this season.
    AJ in 2006: Fire Marty
    Spanos in 2006: I've had enough of you two fighting. I surrender.
     
  22. loweezy

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    What a bunch of speculative bullshit. AJ coaching? Get real. Come with better material if you want to make AJ look bad.

    3rd most winningest team since 2004. If you can counter that in a manner that shows AJ is a detriment, then be my guest.
     
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    Keep spinning it all you'd like, but Dean Spanos was the one that fired Marty. :yes:
     
  24. Aggieman

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    B4L, I want you to produce some hard evidence. Is AJ trying to interject himself in the coaching staff? If you can answer and provide clear evidence of your position I'll be more willing to join this argument.
     
  25. Savage Lizard

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    He doesn't. He said so, so that makes it a fact.
     
  26. BOLTS4LIFE

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    No s***, Dick Tracy.

    I didn't spin anything. AJ wanted Marty fired.
    Why is that so hard to understand? :icon_shrug:
     
  27. wrbanwal

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    Let's not stoop to name calling our own, B4L


    Time to stay together as Boltheads


    :tup:
     
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    I don't have any evidence of what I said. Nobody had any evidence of Al calling the plays until recently... BUT there was reason to believe.

    Why didn't AJ and Marty get along?
    Why did AJ bring in a coach with a sh!tty resume and hire the DC?
    The answer is obvious... AJ WANTS A PUPPET FOR A HEAD COACH AND HE GOT IT!!!

    3rd most winningest team since 2004... Who cares?!!!
    If you have no Super Bowl title to show for that era, it means absolutely nothing!!!
    And that's the direction we're headed right now!!!
     
  29. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Dick Tracy is a detective.

    So I called him a detective. What's wrong with that? :icon_shrug:
     
  30. BOLTS4LIFE

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    How can I? I don't work for the Chargers.

    Like I said, it wasn't till recently that evidence was provided of what Al has been doing. Was anybody surprised?
     

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