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Clearance Shelman steps down

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Fouts, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    As per 1360.

    How will we ever replace him!?!?
     
  2. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    A cardboard cut-out?
     
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  3. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Shelmon was very good at his job, no way can one be accidentally around that many great RB's.
     
  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Shelmon seemed to be just a glorified RB coach though...... the OC tag seemed more honorary than real.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Thanks for your work on LT, Turner, Sproles and Mathews. I'd compliment you on your OC work but idk wtf you did :-P
     
  6. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Do you mean Clarence? I guess that Clarence got his clearance from the position. Roger that, over.

    Pointy ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking.")

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVq4_HhBK8Y
     
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  7. FCBolt

    FCBolt Well-Known Member

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    Smiled at Norv and nodded.
     
  8. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Ipad autotype, I guessed on the last name though. In an attempt to be the first to report this news, I didn't waste anything looking up the correct spelling! :)
     
  9. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    I don't believe I mentioned OC and Shelmon together.
     
  10. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    You didn't........ and I never said you did. ;)
     
  11. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    So.... couple names I've seen tossed about today as "OC" replacements: Hue Jackson and Mike Martz.

    Now these are both just fan speculation but I thought they were interesting ideas. Who do you guys think will step into that role?
     
  12. Blue Bolt

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    [​IMG]
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  13. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    Um... Mike Martz will get Rivers killed - we've already seen that we don't have the OL to hold up to Norv's insistence that Rivers consistently take 5-step drops and ultimately have to step-up into the pocket on nearly every passing play; you bring Martz in here with his 7-step drop philosophy and Rivers won't ever have that opportunity to step up, he'll already be sacked before he has a chance to make half his reads. Martz's offense requires elite OT's in order to succeed or for Martz to get desperate and finally make adjustments (which he rarely does).

    I'm not holding my breath for this to be treated any differently from the Manusky/Pagano situation. Promotion from within is most likely - especially since Norv's not going to jeopardize his ability to call plays (and if he's not the playcaller what exactly is he here for other than to look perpetually constipated on the sideline and drive Rivers' kids to church and soccer practice?).

    http://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/201...ffensive-coordinator-clarence-shelmon-resigns
     
  14. Blue Bolt

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    Interesting take, but don't know if there's an ounce of truth to it..........

    26 minutes ago - by Dan McLellan - Shelmon's retirement may diminish Turner's role
    Coach Norv Turner has called the majority of offensive plays in his tenure as the Chargers’ head coach (2007-present), despite having Clarence Shelmon as an offensive coordinator. Shelmon announced his retirement on Tuesday. That could be an indicator that owner Dean Spanos is demanding that Turner seek out more assistance during games. Chargers RapidReports
     
  15. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    If I'm not mistaken, Dean said changes have to be made. Turner is on a short leash and is in no position to argue otherwise.
     
  16. AnteaterCharger

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    Only issue I have with this is that it's speculation. Let's see who gets chosen before we claim its an attempt to reign in Turner's role a little
     
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    Like much of what we do here.
     
  18. HollywoodLeo

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    Great. So they're stripping Norv of the one thing he's good at and leaving him to focus solely on the thing he sucks at?

    This can't end well.
     
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    It's pure speculation at this point...... I wouldn't read too much into that.
     
  21. HollywoodLeo

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    Great. So they're speculating that they're stripping Norv of the one thing he's good at and leaving him to focus solely on the thing he sucks at?

    This can't end well if it happens.
     
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    Shelman stepping down, no big deal. He didn't do anything anyway. As usual Dean is a little late with taking the OC away from Norvous. This should have happened five years ago. Interesting on Jackson. Can you think of anyone who would have a bigger hard on for the Raider organization?
     
  24. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    It will be from within, don't expect anything from the conservative no splash Chargers.


    " Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the position will be filled from within."
     
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    Who do we have on staff that could fill the OC position?
     
  27. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Maybe there's a Spanos cousin that we haven't heard about...
     
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  29. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Charlie Joiner?
     
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    Can I help it if your attempts at humor fall flat? :D
     

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