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Article on the third most-important person on our offense:

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thunderstruck, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck BoltTalker

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    After Rivers and LT, IMO, the third most important person on our offense is Marcus McNeill. How valuable is it to have a dominant left-tackle?

    http://www.chargers.com/news/headlines/how-much-better.htm

     
  2. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    let me beat everyone else to the punch...

    AJ is Gawd!!!:abq2: another steal in the draft!!:abq2:

    (or something like that)

    Gates might be a little more important that McNeill (we still have Oben)
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

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

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    picked before him

    D'Brickashaw Ferguson
    Winston Justice


    Who's better?
    No question
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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

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    This is why I don't question AJ's drafting abilities.
     
  5. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    remember all the hype before the draft about Winston Justice? I actually had hoped that he would "drop" to #19 (he was said to go around #13)
     
  6. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    This is why I don't question AJ period. :abq1:

    AJ knows what a winner looks like. The Old Kraut did not look like one, but Norv "Freddie Kreuger" Turner does. In AJ I trust.
     
  7. LittleTrain

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    Great pick and he's been solid, but not the 3rd most important player on this offense.
     
  8. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. That would be Gates. McNeill is #4.
     
  9. Alpenbolt

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    Gates is number 2. Losing Gates to injury would affect the team more negatively than losing Rivers.
     
  10. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    You underestimate Rivers. He's the QB. The ball is in his hands on every play. He is going to break out this season. Gates is great, but losing Rivers would be worse.
     
  11. stone86

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    Winston Justice is a punk
     
  12. Shamrock

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    Gil Brandt and Pat Kirwan have both said that the three most important players on an NFL team are:

    1. QB
    2. Left tackle
    3. Pass rusher (4-3 DE, 3-4 OLB)

    Yet, that doesn't take into account "elite" players at other positions, nor their importance in that specific offense. Kirwan and Brandt's statements, to me, are just a general theory on the best way to build and maintain a football team.

    LT got yards with a crappy OL. Gates is one of the best "bad ball" catchers I've ever seen. Both are "elite" players with HoF potential (LT has already earned it, Gates could be there with a 4-5 more elite years).

    All of them are indespensable if SD is to win a Lombardi. "Ranking" is a waste of time, IMO - and something that seems to have come from the Sportscenter blurb highlight thought process.
     
  13. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    but perfectly acceptable in this forum :icon_tease:

    1) Tomlinson
    2) Rivers
    3) Gates
    4) McNeill
     
  14. Kev

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    :)

    Co-sign. I'm getting pretty sick of all the "Rankings" and "# Best" shows. Nobody can even agree most of the time, so it sounds to me like it's just an excuse to fill otherwise dead-air. Lot of talking heads in love with the sound of their own voice, and nothing better to do untill the games start.

    Gawd, I can't wait for the Bolts to start playing. 11 days seems like forever. :unsure:
     
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  15. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Forever and a day, Kev.

    Forever and a day.
     
  16. 17Rocks

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    Up next on ESPN: Top ten mediocre players...
     
  17. Shamrock

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    Rankings lists and shows are just an opportunity to use shock jock quotes and blather the same tired lines that creates a group think.

    Real news, fresh concepts, or a true analysis get lost in regurgitating what Mort or Clayton or some other dork said.
     
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    Saturday Night on ESPN: Pencilneck; the John Clayton story[​IMG]
     
  19. Retired Catholic

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    Correctamundo. A starter the quality of Rivers has got to be the most missed player on the field when injured. That's especially true this season, since we still have Turner backing up LT for one more year. Again, especially, because Rivers is looking like a stud in the pictures I've seen so far.
     

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