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Haslam gone

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  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Chargers part ways with tackle Kevin Haslam
    Posted by Mike Wilkening on May 21, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT
    The Chargers have released offensive tackle Kevin Haslam, the club said Tuesday.
    Promoted from the practice squad on November 24, Haslam started three games at left tackle for San Diego down the stretch of the 2012 regular season.
    The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Haslam played collegiately at Rutgers. The Jaguars signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. The Chargers added him to their practice squad in September after he was released by Oakland.
    The Chargers have now let go of two of their starters at left tackle from a season ago. Previously, they parted ways with Jared Gaither. The club added ex-Eagles tackle King Dunlap in free agency and has done its due diligence on other veteran left tackles, including Max Starks and Bryant McKinnie. Starks remains unsigned, while McKinnie re-signed with Baltimore.
     
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  2. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Bye. Thanks for the help last year
     
  3. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    Mr. Starks on line 1... :)
     
  4. two1

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    Read that Max Starks is now a charger! We have finally upgraded our o line! Can we give TT and MM a smal break now, at least till the season starts.
     
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    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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  6. DenverBolt67

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    Don't let the door hit ya on the way out
     
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Very Senior Member

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    Nice to see our crop of a-holes are still here. :(
     
  8. DenverBolt67

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    I'm an a-hole for not being sad that a bad player is no longer on the team?
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

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    Was he a bad team player or just a bad player? Honest question.
     
  10. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Easssssy there bud. :cautious:
     
  11. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    To be honest living out here I didn't get to see all of their games so I don't have an adequate answer for you on that one.
     
  12. Blue Bolt

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    Not bad in the absolute sense, just expendable. With Starks signing, someone on the line had to go, and Haslam was the odd man out. When you consider that Dunlap can now go back to his swing tackle role, this move was predictable. Besides, Harris is younger and may have more promise as a developmental player.
     
  13. DenverBolt67

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    Does it matter? Good team guy buy bad player, or good player but bad team guy, result of both is the same, bad for the team.
     
  14. HollywoodLeo

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    Did you call him a bad "team player" in the post right before mine and then edit it? or was I seeing things in my haste to reply?

    I thought that's what I read when I posted my question and was the only reason I responded....but I'm pretty sure I was in a bit of a hurry to get up and may have just read it very quickly and for some reason added that in in my mind.
     
  15. DenverBolt67

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    No, I called him a bad player. I have no idea what he is like as locker room guy
     
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  16. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    if a player is a good locker room guy and works hard, if he's a bad player I do want him replaced with a better one, but I'll save the "don't let the door hit you on the way out" comments for guys like Gaithers
     
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  17. DenverBolt67

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    I'll use it for any player who gets cut, who isn't good enough to stay on the team
     
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    Question is why was it him over Harris? Harris did get a lot more starts last year, but when Haslam was in there he seemed to perform better. The Steelers game is a great example. Was pretty much the only game last season where Rivers got to sit back in the pocket with plenty of time and make some nice deep throws.
     
  19. Dublin Bolt

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    I agree with this. Haslam did look like a better option to me too. Never mind Harris, Dombrowski is still there too, in a game of what have you done for me lately, what's he got that Haslam did not?

    And as for the likes of Schilling he was cut in favour of Haslam for chrissakes. Interesting that Haslam is a Patriot already. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  20. ssnake86

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    The Patriots always seem to pick up our cut players, and sometimes do much more with them then we were able to do. Gregory is a perfect example.
     
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    Flag on the play. Unnecessary rudeness. :D
     
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  23. Blue Bolt

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    Yes, but Haslam had more experience than Harris....... the point is, who has the most potential going forward? It seems the FO thought Harris was the guy worth keeping.
     
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    I am a bit surprised they didn't keep both, O-Line seems to be the most in need of improvement. But, they know a lot more about these players than I do.
     
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    Dude, if we're gonna start letting some communistic tripe (even when obviously true) like "oh...they know a lot more about these players than I do" slow us for a moment, before we emphatically ream the people making these decisions...well, these boards would soon become a ghost town!! Why should low-info mitigate our fiery posts?!? We're Americans, dammit, and all is ours!!!
     
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    You really like to bold and lowercase your font don't you?

    It's not like he ever had a chance, Norv just threw him to wolves.
     
  27. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    So, we had Haslam, but now we hasn't. And we had a Hadnot, but he is now not either... Good thing we didn't have a Havenot.
     
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    The secret to not getting cut is to flap your arms like a chicken, cross your eyes, and say "Duuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I love to play da game of football, that's a great tie coach!"

    I read that in Jeremy Clary's new book called

    "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world you didn't suck" followed by his second book titled

    "Guuuulllpppppp!!!!!!!!! I think their getting suspicious. Phew! they moved me to a new position, that'll buy me a few more years"

    and for the little one's there's a children's pop up book titled
    "Life on roller skates"
     
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    So you are basing your statement on the fact that he got cut? I was wondering how you assessed him as a player with such a limited sample size. Now it makes sense.

    Only bad players get cut -> Haslam got cut -> Ergo Haslam is a bad player.

    Makes perfect sense to me. I agree good riddance!
     
  30. Bolts4lyfe

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    He's been cut by 3 O line needy teams in 3 years, he may not necessarily be a "bad player" but he is "just a guy" and those are easily replaceable.

    Quite frankly the argument if he is a good person, bad person, good player, bad player is pointless right now, and honestly he shouldn't have even gotten his own thread. He won't be missed and most certainly will be forgotten.
     

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