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Applewhite Promoted

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by maestro876, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

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    Let's hope he has one of those spectacular rookie seasons:

     
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    This is good news can't wait to see him play :icon_toast:
     
  3. TBF

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    Concur... This is good news. He has a good motor and drive.
     
  4. Buck Melanoma

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    Good. I liked most of what I saw from Applewhite in preseason. He & Jyles will have some big shoes to fill, but Shawne isn't capable of helping the team right now.

    And it's all about the TEAM. :tup:

    Welcome aboard, Antwan. :yes:
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    I dig the Name. :tup: :icon_toast:
     
  6. P88F

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    umm whoopie I feel much better now:unsure:
     
  7. maestro876

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    We now have four guys on the team (at least) with names that are variations of "Antoine" or "Antonio". Now all we need is an Antony.
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    #53 - Anthony Waters
    SDRON is pissed you forgot about him :lol:
     
  9. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Wow, we have a lot of Italians on the team. :icon_tease:
     
  10. HighBoltage

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    I like this move too. After watching him in preseason I was disappointed he was relegated to the practice squad. Could this damage SM's pitch for a raise though? Say the younger guys do well and we go to and/or win the SB without Merriman, AJ might be more reluctant to give him what is likely to be an outrageous salary demand.
     
  11. mandude

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    It's been reported and made very clear, they are not going to keep Merriman after 09'. He'll be somewhere else. Hopefully we can address find a replacement for Jamal Williams in off-season and then a replacement for Merrimen in 09' offseason.
     
  12. Johnny Lightning

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    I think Matt Wilhelm is gone next year...
     
  13. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Right now Merriman don't have a leg to stand on in negociations. He'll have to prove he can still play at the same level next year or take a pay cut.
     
  14. Concudan

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    What about Waters?
     
  15. Johnny Lightning

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    What about Waters...
     
  16. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Insufficient Data to make an opinion
     
  17. Concudan

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    Is that from your sources? :icon_tease:
     
  18. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Waters just got a fat contract, what's he got to worry about?
     
  19. sdchrger

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    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Buzz kill... :lol:
     
  21. Sydalish

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    :abq1: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this kid - he's another future Stud and an SDSU alum - He may not be Shawne, but Shawne aint coming back this season. And as long as he plays with the kind of hutzpa I saw in preseason we will be OK.
     
  22. sdchrger

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    Maybe I missed something. I know it's been speculated. I didn't know that it was reported and made very clear. Do you have a link to this?
     
  23. sdchrger

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    Just keeping it real G. I like the kid and I think he has a Marques Harris level of upside. I think another year on the practice squad would have been very helpful. If he sees the field much at all it's because of injury to Tucker, Phillips, and or Harris. That would be a bad thing.

    I could see him as a situational player, but he doesn't have the experience to play every down and he would get exposed if he had to do so.
     
  24. Concudan

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    I thought Tucker got the mega deal... :icon_huh:
     
  25. HEXEDBOLT

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    Your, right. I went through this same type surgery Shawne is looking at, it was in my ankle and involved three detached ligaments. You are never the same, of course his are torn and not detached, but I don't see how you can ever be the same.
     
  26. Johnny Lightning

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    I agree 100% :tup:
     
  27. mandude

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    Yeah that kevin acee article where he outlined about 5 different reasons. Also every refference coming out UT has been saying that he's not coming back. There was a reference to something similar on ESPN AFC West blog as well. Also when you Acee's mailbag, every time the question comes up he states that it's not going to happen. I guess you are right. AJ hasn't officially said it, but I wouldn't count on it. And doesn't sound like it has much to do with money.

    Anyways I am at work, can't find the article, but Acee is usually right about these things. So we'll see.
     
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    No offense towards you intended but I think Acee pulls things out off his *** as much as he reports facts. Until I see a comment from AJ similar to those he had regarding not extending Donnie I don't believe it.

    I think they will try to work out a deal if the price is right. The fact that he is out for the year could play to the Chargers favor. The '09 price tag on Merriman just went down significantly. People don't pay top dollar for damaged goods.
     
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    I thought Tucker was slated to take Merriman's spot? :icon_huh:
     
  30. sdchrger

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    Yep and Applewhite takes Tucker's backup spot. Merriman goes out, someone's gotta go in.
     

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