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Article about AJ 2/23/07

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by PhillyChargerFan, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/canepa/20070223-9999-1s23canepa.html


    When Chargers bosses determined they'd had enough of Marty Schottenheimer – and he of them – the Web sites began to spin like starving black widows. It's what happens now. Throw it against the wall and see if it sticks, except there is no wall in cyberspace. The manure goes its merry way, into some wacky orbit with all the other fertilizer.

    I have a few favorites. One had General Manager A.J. Smith being fired after the draft.

    “Ludicrous,” club President Dean Spanos says.

    With the Schottenheimer firing came the natural ricochet. Pete Carroll was going to leave USC and come in as head coach and GM, with total control. Except Carroll wasn't considered. Smith went with his gut and hired Norv Turner.

    “Yeah,” Smith says. “Pete Carroll's coming in. He'd better get here quick.”

    Of course, it made sense that Smith would be allowed to hire his own head coach, go to the NFL Combine and interview players, gather his scouts, conduct a draft, and then be canned. I can't even dream such nonsense.

    And those throwing out the Carroll and control rumors obviously didn't know Spanos believes in checks and balances. He doesn't want a coach running the entire football operation.

    It wasn't going to happen. I don't know what you think of Spanos and frankly I don't care, but if he were to get rid of Smith, who personally has supplied 46 of the 53 players on the best roster in The League, he'd be in need of treatment.

    Still, with all this has come an incredibly negative reaction to the Turner hire. That he's a yes man. He will be the GM's caddie. Smith truly will be the coach of this team. Turner is too soft. Jerry Rice doesn't like him (who likes Jerry Rice?). That he was the safe hire, the comfortable decision.

    “Marty got hammered when he was hired,” Smith says. “Now he's a genius. I got hammered when Drew Brees left. I can't shake the negativity, but I do what I think is right.”


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  2. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Rock solid! :tup:
     
  3. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    “I'm not happy or sad,” he says. “It's not personal. It's strictly business.”

    So is AJ saying that Marty was Fredo??:icon_huh:
     
  4. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    That article rocks. Short, concise and one of Canepa's better efforts in some time.

    AJ is God, and you don't phuck with God. Doubt him at your own peril.
     
  5. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    I found this interesting

    "Marty Schottenheimer was 0-2 in the playoffs and there's 0-2 next to my name, I don't like 0-2"
     
  6. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Well, AJ has certainly implied that Marty was a traitor like Fredo...
     
  7. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    Marty you have to go down to the film room, Jimmy Raye needs to show you something... BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    :icon_rofl:
     
  8. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    I like this too:


    “I'll take the shells on that, but I'm not going to stand at a podium and tell everybody why (there was the rift). The real truth hasn't come out and it won't come from me. Our views were vastly different. Nobody can work with A.J.? I've worked with a lot of people in my career.”

    It's AWESOME when God refers to himself in the 3rd person...
     
  9. Buttmunch

    Buttmunch Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone pick up on the fact Canepa was reading the boards? It sounds as though they are talking about all of that nonsense "he read on the internet" about Carroll coming to SD and AJ being fired after the draft.

    Some of you are ruining this board's reputation with your stupidity....stop it before no journalists take us seriously. :lol:



    On a serious note, that was pretty stupid...people need to think twice before they post....otherwise we'll have a bunch of Leisure's running around.
     
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  10. PhillyChargerFan

    PhillyChargerFan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but uncle charlie wasn't that smart
     
  11. RMANCIL

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    Marty Schottenheimer’s playoff career was underachieving at best. But he really outdid himself in 2006. Twenty-one teams in NFL history have won at least 14 games in a season, including the 2006 Chargers.

    • 14 of those 21 made the Super Bowl
    • 10 of those 21 won the Super Bowl
    • 3 of those 21 failed to win a single playoff game


    Now you know.

    Hey leisure what does master guru SkinRamon have to say? :lol:
     
  12. RMANCIL

    RMANCIL Well-Known Member

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    Marty being the motivator and Turner being more sedate and brainy may in fact be a huge plus if that means that the players will try and focus play with in themselves and not let their emotions get the best of themselves.

    Right Florence , Olivea , McCree and Mr. Parker.
     
  13. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Yes. But Casserly left to take a post with the league. right?
     
  14. Trumpet_Man

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    I have no respect for Nick Canepa but that was a damn good article on A.J. Smith.

    Smith is to the point.

    Business is business and it is not personal unless someone makes it personal.

    A.J. just lashed out and stated the obvious - bravo. He knows the score and the heat in on.

    A.J. is fuggin' god. :helm1:
     
  15. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    No more "ONE PLAY AT A TIME" as I watch the players eyes gloss over on the sidelines. They tuned him out.

    Did Marty ever say anything else???

    I love that part about there "being" a reason for the rift. Speculation will spin and spin, but my money is on Marty trying fuk AJ and wanting to be Coach/GM after Butler passed.


    Maybe Leisure should go work for PFT. They seem to be on the same drugs.
     
  16. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    He sucks as a GM. WTF are you talking about?
     
  17. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Yeah no ****. Passing on Reggie Bush for who? The dude deserved to get fired for being an idiot.
     
  18. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Fixed it for ya' :icon_wink:
     
  19. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I think he was emcompassing all tenses, then, now and in the future.:yes:
     
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  21. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    Yep. :yes:
    Sucked in WAS, Sucked in HOU and will suck again. He even sucks as an analyst.
     
  22. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    God has spoken !!!
     
  23. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    That wasn't nice :icon_evil:
     
  24. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

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    Go easy man. I'm sure that Toby Dick didn't realize he was taking a dig at you.

    Because he was warned by the mods to leave you alone, and he always abides by their wishes.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Great article. Proof AJ gets it:

    “Of course, none of this means anything until we go to the playoffs. If we don't, I'm stupid another year. I'm the dumbest SOB to come down the pike and I should get my butt back to Buffalo.”

    Awesome.
     
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    Yes, it is obvious that you respected the mods and didn't lie to them. :yes:
     

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