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Fantastic Five UDFA's...thanks to that coaching staff

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by LittleTrain, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. LittleTrain

    LittleTrain BoltTalker

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    It looks like all five came here based on a coaches recommendation or relationship...that coaching staff was rock solid. Let's hope this new one has the same insight/ability.

     
  2. Kwak

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    His scouting department is the shet! :yes:

    And People still question AJ's player decisions. :icon_huh:

    Dude is Midas. :abq2:
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

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

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    I don't think ANYONE with HALF A BRAIN questions AJ's ability to find gems and jewels in both the draft and in the UDFA ranks. If a GM could find people to fill his depth chart and find backups through UDFA they've accomplished something good.

    AJ found three starters (four if you add Eric Parker) and numerous backups through what is considered throw away players. He and Buddy Nix are absolutely incredible
     
  4. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    AJ is a freaking GAWD among NFL GMs!

    :flag:
     
  5. oldschool1

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    Word.

    Oldie Out
     
  6. LittleTrain

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    This story seems to give more of the credit to the coaches vs. AJ scouting these guys and bringing them in.

    AJ does a lot of things right, but in this case I think it was the coaches finding the players and suggesting they be brought in as UDFA to be given a shot. No doubt Dielman is here because of Cam and then Marty moving him to OL. Gates is here because of Brewster, etc.
     
  7. Retired Catholic

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    A great team is put together by an organization, and that is run by a GM that picks his associates. Can you imagine this happening in Oakland, or with Matt Millen or with Tom Coughlin? AJ not only drafts good players, he hires good coaches and other team functionaries, and then he listens to what they have to say. His was the final say in picking these guys up, coaches are the ones who decided to keep them, and AJ is the one whose signed them to long term contracts. The best managers are those who pick good people to work with and who have the good sense to trust them and that is AJ. At the same time, nobody doubts for a second who the boss is.
     
  8. LittleTrain

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    Kinda interesting the UDFA where the coaching staff attracted the players and brought in the guys was better than our actual draft that year where AJ could pick and chose whoever he wanted. The coaches took the left overs that no one wanted through 7 rounds and made more out of it. That is magical.
     

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